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USGS Spotlight Questions
Where can I find information on the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)?
Information on GNIS is available at the United States Board on Geographic Names website.
Where can I find information on the geographic names data product for The National Map?
Information on the geographic names data product is available at the USGS The National Map Geographic Names website.
Where is the metadata for Geographic Names?
Geographic Names contain the same names data that USGS has been publishing on its maps for years, and the metadata was updated in 2013. The GNIS query form is available at the GNIS web site.