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Geographic Names Information System: National Geographic Names Data Base, Michigan Geographic Names

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of the Interior. United States Geological Survey
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1988-06-01
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of the Interior. United States Geological Survey
Language
English
Free Keywords
computer aided mapping; geography
Description
  • Abstract

    The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) was developed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to meet major national needs regarding geographic names and their standardization and dissemination. This dataset consists of standard report files written from the National Geographic Names Data Base, one of five data bases maintained in the GNIS. A standard format data file containing Michigan place names and geographic features such as towns, schools, reservoirs, parks, streams, valleys, springs and ridges is accompanied by a file that provides a Cross-Reference to USGS 7.5 x 7.5 minute quadrangle maps for each feature. The records in the data files are organized alphabetically by place or feature name. The other variables available in the dataset include: Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) state/county codes, Geographic Coordinates -- latitude and longitude to degrees, minutes, and seconds followed by a single digit alpha directional character, and a GNIS Map Code that can be used with the Cross-Reference file to provide the name of the 7.5 x 7.5 minute quadrangle map that contains that geographic feature.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: GEONAMES
    • DS2: QUADNUM
Geographic Coverage
  • Michigan
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • This collection may be used in conjunction with digitized sectional basemaps available in 1:2,000,000-scale. See UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHIC DATA STANDARDS: DIGITAL LINE GRAPHS FROM 1:2,000,000-SCALE MAPS (ICPSR 8379). There is a second, related data collection available from the ICPSR: GEOGRAPHIC NAMES INFORMATION SYSTEM: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NAMES DATABASE, POPULATED PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES (ICPSR 8369).

Note
2006-01-18 File CB8374.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of the Interior. United States Geological Survey.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8374 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08374.v1
Publications
  • (author unknown). The National Gazetteer of the United States of America. United States Concise 1990. Washinton, DC: United States Geological Survey. 1990.
  • Payne, Roger L.. United States Geological Survey Digital Cartographic Data Standards: The Geographic Names Information System. Geological Survey Circular.895-F, . 1984.
  • Domaratz, Michael A., Hallam, Cheryl A., Schmidt, Warren E., Calkins, Hugh W.. Digital Line Graphs from 1:2,000,000 Scale Maps: United States Geological Survey Digital Cartographic Data Standards. 895-D, Reston: United States Geological Survey Circular. 1983.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of the Interior. United States Geological Survey (1988): Geographic Names Information System: National Geographic Names Data Base, Michigan Geographic Names. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08374