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  • Title:  Geographic Names Data Base
  • Description - The data served below were obtained by converting the spreadsheet described herein to shapefile format in MapWindow
  • Source - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Original Publisher - U.S. Board on Geographic Names' (US BGN)
  • Citation:  Toponymic information is based on the Geographic Names Data Base, containing official standard names  approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names and maintained by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. More information is available at the Products and Services link at  www.nga.mil. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency name, initials, and seal are protected by  10 United States Code Section 445
  • NOTE:  A comparable dataset is available from the International Hydrographic Bureau, but it is not in a format that is amenable to mapping.  This US-developed dataset is provided here with the clear recognition that it does not represent an internationally-developed resource.
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