USGS Name Syste
Donald M. Lance
engdl at SHOWME.MISSOURI.EDU
Wed Apr 28 16:15:19 UTC 1999
The GNIS/USGS database online does not allow for wildcard searches yet, so
it will be pretty hard to get all instances of Pointe from GNIS.
Grant Barrett said:
>USGS Name System is at http://mapping.usgs.gov/www/gnis/gnisform.simple.ht
>The GEONet Names Server http://188.8.131.52/gns/html/index.html will
>search the whole world, but is not as complete.
>} For a thoroughgoing look at ALL US places with the element "Pointe" (or
>} with any element at all for that matter), look at the Geog Names Info
>} System from USGS. I believe it is available on their website, though I
>} have not tried to use it there myself. But it is an absolutely
>} comprehensive, authoritative, and regularly updated repository of all
>} placenames, populated places (some 120,000!) and other -- more than a
>} million total. It is a marvel.
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