Geographic Names Information System
The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), developed by the USGS in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States.
Links to sites offering map viewers are provided to enable graphical display of the feature's location.
The entire data base is available on a compact disk entitled
The Digital Gazetteer of
the U.S. To order in the United States:
- Call 1-800-USA-MAPS (1-800-872-6277), or
- Fax an online order form for
For additional information, visit the GNIS Home Page.