NGA Gazetteer

NGA produces gazetteers for every country in the world except the US (Compare with USGS gazetteer).  There are 252 regions, most of which are countries but there are also territories and other regions like the West Bank, officially "geopolitical areas".

The files use standard 2 digit abbreviations for the region.

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FC, Feature Class: Nine (9) major feature categories into which similar feature designations are grouped.

 

There are >500 FDC codes, which are collected in a database in the MICRODEM program directory (c:\microdem\nga_gaz_fdc_definitions.dbf), based on metadata on the NGA site.

 

Single record from NGA Gazetteer for France

FieldValue
LAT49.366667
LONG-0.883333
NAMEOmaha Beach
RC1
MGRS30UXV5367370372
FCT
DSGBCH
CC1FR
ADM199
NTN
SORT_NAMEOMAHABEACH
FULL_NAMEOmaha Beach
MOD_DATE2002-02-19

Most common classes in NGA Gazetteer for France (n=97,593, in 160 classes)  

DSGn
PPL74561
STM6278
FRST2974
PK1780
MT1330
HSEC1007
PASS921
FRM819
PT697
LK522
PPLX468
ISL379
RK368
SHOL351
ADM3320
RF289
CNLN265
RKS263
HLL240
RGN215
BAY212
COVE211

 


last revised 11/2/2017