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Geographic Names Information System users guide

Roger L. Payne

Geographic Names Information System users guide

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey in [Reston, Va.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Names, Geographical -- Information services,
  • Information storage and retrieval systems

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Roger L. Payne
    SeriesOpen file report -- 84-551, U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 84-551
    ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13565333M

    A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes.


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Geographic names information system (Data users guide) Unknown Binding – January 1, by Roger L Payne (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Author: Roger L Payne. This Data Users Guide is the result of the efforts of a number of people who have contributed to the research, development, and implementation of the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Roger L. Payne prepared and wrote this Data Users Guide, which is designed to provide a description of the data in each of the data elements of the four. Publication type: Report: Publication Subtype: USGS Numbered Series: Title: Geographic Names Information System users guide: Series title: Open-File Report.

The Manual of Geographic Information Systems provides a conceptual framework for data connected to location, the language needed for spatial conversation and analysis tools for discovery of geographic place, proximity, dimensions, trends and correlations.5/5(1).

Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides a gentle, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and GIS.4/5(12).

The GIS Essential Skills, third edition, presents step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and practical tips on how to perform the top 20 skills needed to successfully use a geographic information system (GIS). These skills include finding and editing data, querying GIS maps, creating reports, and sharing and publishing maps.

application of geographic information systems (GIS) and digital mapping in censuses since technical developments in computer hardware and mapping software have already encouraged many statistical and census offices to move from traditional cartographic methods to digital mapping and geographic information systems.

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is the Federal standard for geographic nomenclature. The U.S. Geological Survey developed the GNIS for the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, a Federal inter-agency body chartered by public law to maintain uniform feature name usage throughout the Government and to promulgate standard names to the Cited by: 1.

Numerous nations established policies relevant to toponomy (the study of names) in their respective countries. In this age of geographic information systems, the Internet, and homeland defense, geographic names data are even more important and more challenging.

Applying the latest technology, the BGN continues its mission. The Information Literacy User’s Guide is based on two current models in information literacy: The version of The Seven Pillars Model, developed by the Society of College, National and University Libraries in the United Kingdom and the conception of information literacy as a metaliteracy, a model developed by one of this book’s authors.

The Manual of Geographic Information Systems provides a conceptual framework for data connected to location, the language needed for spatial conversation and analysis tools for discovery of geographic place, proximity, dimensions, trends and correlations.

Geographic information systems (GIS) enable governments, public agencies and utilities, scientists and commercial organizations to access and integrate data from several unrelated databases at once to share information more easily. Now a group of leading GIS experts offer the first comprehensive implementation guide to geographic information management.

( views) Essentials of Geographic Information Systems by Jonathan Campbell, Michael Shin - Saylor Foundation, This book integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications.

Recognizing that many potential GIS users are non-specialists, the book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic and concise. DHS Community Reporting Systems Directory of Geographic Information The geographic information in this document is a comprehensive listing of Regions, Planning Areas, Counties, Townships and Community Areas.

This geographic information is used during processing of the Reporting of Community Services (ROCS) System, the Mental Health BillingFile Size: 32KB.

GEOGRAPHIC NAMES INFORMATION SYSTEM USERS GUIDE By Roger L. Payne ABSTRACT The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a multipurpose system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey to meet major national needs. The system currently contains five data bases that provide information onAuthor: R.L.

Payne. The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories.

It is a type of gazetteer. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names is a Federal body created in and established in its present form by Public Law in to maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government.

The Board comprises representatives of Federal agencies concerned with geographic information, population, ecology, and management of public.

Pima County Geographic Information Systems The primary MapGuide map for most users. It has most data layers. Orthophotos are available, but they are off by default. Orthophotos are at the bottom of the legend. Search for parcel information by taxpayer name, street address or parcel code (Book, Map, Parcel).

Metadata for Geographic Names Information System. These metadata describe the Geographic Names Information System holdings of the USGS for the conterminous United States. This is a data-set level implementation of the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata.

Table of Contents. Identification_Information Data_Quality_Information. Like the field of geography, the term Geographic Information System (GIS) is hard to define. It represents the integration of many subject areas. Accordingly there us no absolutely agreed upon definition of a GIS (deMers, ).

A broadly accepted definition of GIS is the one provided by the National Centre of Geographic Information and Analysis:File Size: KB. The Look of Maps: An Examination of Cartographic Design is a cartographic classic by Arthur H.

Robinson originally published in The book was based on Robinson’s doctoral research “which investigated the relationship between science and art in cartography and the resultant refinement of graphic techniques in mapmaking to present dynamic geographic information.”.

The Geographic Names Information System is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories. It is a type of gazetteer. GNIS was developed by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the United States Board on Geographic Names to promote the standardization of feature names.

The database is part of a system that includes topographic map names. The first edition of Geographic Information Systems and Science has taken the GIS textbook market by storm, selling o copies since publication. It is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the field, that goes from fundamental principles to the big picture.

GISS 2e builds on the success of the first edition: Completely revised with a new five part /5(4). Geographic Names Information System Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey National Cartographic Information Center (NCIC) Geographic Names Information Available from the U.S.

Geological Survey The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is an automated data system developed books or microfiche can also be obtained. GNIS contains point data derived from the federal Geographic Names Information System, depicting the locations of all named places in New Hampshire.

Place name locations from the federal GNIS have been corrected and updated, based upon a variety of sources, including current and historic US Geological Survey topographic maps, aerial photography, New.

A Dictionary of Geography defines a Geographic Information System (GIS) as an integrated, spatial, data-handling programmes which will collect, store, and retrieve spatial data from the real world. They are powerful tools in decision-making, as they can incorporate coordinated data.

GIS only contain selected data—the properties which investigators have considered relevant—so. The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is an automated data system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to standardize and disseminate information on geographic names. GNIS provides primary information for all known places, features, and areas in the United States identified by a proper name.

The information in the system can be. MapInfo Pro® from Pitney Bowes is the world’s premier desktop GIS (Geographic Information System) and GIS mapping application. Award-winning desktop mapping and spatial analytics software, carefully crafted and enhanced in collaboration with users like you.

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories.

It is a type of was developed by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the United States Board on Geographic Names. Geographic Names and the World Wide Web Domestic (United States and its possessions and territories and Antarctica).

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is the file in which decisions of the Domestic Names Committee, United States Board on Geographic Names, are recorded. The Geographic Names Information System was developed by the U.S.

Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Native_Data_Set_Environment: The Geographic Names Information System is resident on a Sun Enterprise computer.

It uses Sun Solaris Version as its operating system. User Guide. Metadata. Terrain (mass points) ArcGIS FileGDB (17 GB) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) for Connecticut. Metadata.

ECO Map Services for more information about connecting ArcMap and CAD software to ArcGIS and WMS map services for this information. CAD software users should refer to the instructions for using WMS map.

GEOIDs are very important for understanding and interpreting geographic and demographic data and their relationship to one another.

Data users rely on GEOIDs to join the appropriate demographic data from censuses and surveys, such as the American Community Survey (ACS), to various levels of geography for data analysis, interpretation and mapping. Users can search for geographic names or types of geographic features in the gazetteer, within a specified area or worldwide.

ADL returns matching names and displays their point locations on a map. This is often sufficient to tell the user where a feature is located. Automated Geographic Information System Geographic Names Information System (U.S.) GNMP: Gettysburg National Military Park GNS: GEOnet Names Server (USNIMA) Manual of Federal Geographic Data Products MFLOPS: Million Floating Points Operations Per.

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) contains name and location information about more than two million physical and cultural features in the United States of America and its Territories.

GNIS was developed by the United States Geological Survey and the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) to promote the standardization of feature names. Some possible geographic name systems are the Getty Thesaurus for Geographic Names and the USGS Geographic Names Information System (for US names).

Both of these supply latitude and longitude, variant names, and categories (which seem not to be standardized as yet). An example from the Getty TGN: [Resource] DC:Coverage> [#node].

Information System (NASIS), release [Soil Survey Staff, c]; and NASIS Data Dictionary [Soil Survey Staff, a]). Some content is an abbreviation of primary sources. Regarding Pedon PC and NASIS: The Field Book is a current, practical soil description guide.

Use the Geographic Names Information System. Some unique natural features with associated populated places such as Natural Bridge (yes, there's a Natural Bridge post office as well as the rock feature) are listed in the Virginia Atlas & r, most mountains and streams are not in the Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer index.

manmade structure carrying a trail, road, or other transportation system across a body of water or depression (causeway, overpass, trestle) building a manmade structure with walls and a roof for protection of people and (or) materials, but not including church, hospital, or school.

UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING – Vol. II - Evolution of Geographic Information and Visualization Systems - Deakin A.K. ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) preceding parts of the paper, these sections will focus on general issues rather than the.

See more information about the repository. 2. Data links in this guide. While this list is not comprehensive, we've tried to include some commonly used, free, Internet sources for data. Some data is file format and some is tabular. Hover on the drop down arrow under "Find data" above to see categories.

3. OpenStreetMapAuthor: Jennie Murack.Stock # The Manual of Geographic Information Systems is the latest addition to the rich collection of ASPRS manuals. Until now; however, there has never been a manual devoted to geographic information systems (GIS).

This volume is designed to be a comprehensive resource on GIS for students, researchers and practitioners who are interested in asking .