GNIS: Wells (2013)

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Identification Information

Title GNIS: Wells (2013)
Date 2013-05-21
Date Type Publication
Cited Responsible Party
Organization Name U.S. Geological Survey
Role identify
Presentation Form vector digital data
Abstract The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is the Federal standard for geographic nomenclature. The U.S. Geological Survey developed the GNIS for the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, a Federal inter-agency body chartered by public law to maintain uniform feature name usage throughout the Government and to promulgate standard names to the public. The GNIS is the official repository of domestic geographic names data; the official vehicle for geographic names use by all departments of the Federal Government; and the source for applying geographic names to Federal electronic and printed products of all types. See http://geonames.usgs.gov for additional information.
Purpose The Geographic Names Information System contains information about physical and cultural geographic features of all types in the United States, associated areas, and Antarctica, current and historical, but not including roads and highways. The database holds the Federally recognized name of each feature and defines the feature location by state, county, USGS topographic map, and geographic coordinates. Other attributes include names or spellings other than the official name, feature designations, feature classification, historical and descriptive information, and for some categories the geometric boundaries. The database assigns a unique, permanent feature identifier, the Feature ID, as a standard Federal key for accessing, integrating, or reconciling feature data from multiple data sets. The GNIS collects data from a broad program of partnerships with Federal, State, and local government agencies and other authorized contributors. The GNIS provides data to all levels of government and to the public, as well as to numerous applications through a web query site, web map and feature services, file download services, and customized files upon request.
Supplemental Information The U.S. Board on Geographic Names was created in 1890 and established in its present form by Public Law in 1947 to establish and maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government. The Board serves all government agencies and the public as the central authority to which name inquiries, name issues, and new name proposals can be directed. It is comprised of representatives of Federal agencies associated with land management and cartography. Sharing its responsibilities with the Secretary of the Interior, the Board develops principles, policies, and procedures governing the use of both domestic and foreign geographic names as well as undersea and Antarctic feature names.
Data Set Credit The Geographic Names Information System was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Status In work
Point of Contact
Individual Name Louis A. Yost
Organization Name
Position Name Chief, Geographic Names Project
Role Point of contact
Voice 703 648 4552
Facsimile
Address
Delivery Point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative Area Virginia
Postal Code 20192
Country
Electronic Mail Address gnis_manager@usgs.gov
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Descriptive Keywords location, economy, society, environment, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, structure, inlandWaters, transportation, utilitiesCommunication, Feature identification, Geographic feature, Geographical feature, Geographic name, Geographical name, Feature name, Official feature name, Place name, Variant name, Feature coordinates, Feature state, Feature county, Feature class, Feature history, Feature description, Feature designation
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None. Acknowledgement of the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Language English
Topic Category location
Extent
Geographic Bounding Box
West Bound -109.071449
East Bound -103.012164
North Bound 36.995577
South Bound 31.33372
Temporal Extent
Beginning Position 1974
Ending Position Present
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Distribution Information

Distributor
Individual Name
Organization Name Earth Data Analysis Center
Position Name Clearinghouse Manager
Role Point of contact
Voice 505-277-3622 ext. 230
Facsimile 505-277-3614
Address
Delivery Point MSC01 1110
Delivery Point 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
Administrative Area NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
Transfer Options
Online Resource ZIP
Online Resource ESRI Shapefile (shp)
Online Resource GML
Online Resource KML
Online Resource GeoJSON
Online Resource JSON
Online Resource Comma Separated Values (csv)
Online Resource MS Excel format (xls)
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Spatial Reference Information

Spatial References
Spatial Reference North American Datum of 1983
Online Reference EPSG:4269
Spatial Reference Geodetic Reference System 80
Online Reference EPSG:7019
Indirect Spatial Reference New Mexico
Geometric Object Type Entity point Area point Node, planar graph Complete chain GT-polygon composed of chains
Geometric Object Count 11939 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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Data Quality Information

Attribute Accuracy Report
Report During Phase I data compilation, a random sample of 10% of the entries in the system were visually verified against the compilation source data (large-scale USGS topographic maps) to ensure an accuracy rate of at least 95%. Subsequent data compilation and input processes ensure accuracy with programmed validation checks for format and content, visual examination, and spot checks of data.
Quantitative Attribute Accuracy Assessment
Attribute Accuracy Value
Attribute Accuracy Explanation
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
Report Accuracy of these digital data is based upon the use of printed or electronic source graphics which are compiled to meet National Map Accuracy Standards. Comparison to the graphic source is used as control to assess digital positional accuracy.
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation
Logical Consistency Report During Phase I data compilation, a random sample of 10% of the entries in the system were visually verified against the compilation source data (large-scale USGS topographic maps) to ensure logical consistency of locative references (geographic coordinates, topographic map, and county. Subsequent data compilation and input processes include programmed validation checks for logical consistency, visual examination, and spot checks of data.
Completeness Report This dataset contains information about United States physical and cultural geographic features of all types and classes, with the exception of most roads and highways. Subsequent to the original data compilation process, which was taken primarily from Federal maps, the GNIS has become dependent on input from Federal, State, county, and local government agencies and other approved sources. The completeness, currency, and accuracy of the data varies by area depending on the quality and timeliness of that input. Accordingly, the Geographic Names Project actively seeks to expand partnerships with Government agencies at all levels and other interested organizations. The latest tools and methodologies are being applied, including web map and feature services, and joint or linked web applications, to ensure that local data are properly represented in the GNIS and through the GNIS to all Federal agencies and to the public. Feature additions or corrections are accepted for consideration from any source, and when validated by appropriate agencies, will be entered into the database. Local and State agencies are encouraged to submit data and to participate in the GNIS partnership program. Non-government organizations with valuable data are considered on a case basis. Authorized partners have access to web based transaction entry and edit forms, which submit data directly to the GNIS for review and inclusion in the database. Partners also submit batch files in most standard formats, and coordinate with the Geographic Names Project to develop joint services, processes, and applications for greatest efficiency. Data entered into the GNIS immediately is available to all web services and applications dependent on it. For additional information or to request user accounts for entry and edit of production data and web seminar training, contact gnis_manager@usgs.gov.
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Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media paper
Source Time Period of Content
Beginning Position Unknown
Ending Position Present
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation USGS
Source Contribution Feature names and attribute data.
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media card, paper, and electronic files
Source Time Period of Content
Beginning Position 1890
Ending Position Present
Source Currentness Reference Creation date
Source Citation Abbreviation USBGN
Source Contribution Feature names and attribute information
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 24000
Type of Source Media paper
Source Time Period of Content
Beginning Position Unknown
Ending Position Present
Source Currentness Reference Publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation USFS
Source Contribution Feature names and attribute information
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media paper
Source Time Period of Content
Beginning Position Unknown
Ending Position Present
Source Currentness Reference Publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation NOAA/NOS
Source Contribution Feature names and attribute information
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media Multiple electronic or text media types.
Source Time Period of Content
Beginning Position Unknown
Ending Position Unknown
Source Currentness Reference Unknown
Source Citation Abbreviation Various
Source Contribution Feature names and attribute information
Process Step
Process Description GNIS Phase I data compilation and edit - Feature name and attribute data were collected from the largest-scale USGS topographic maps available. These data are compared to the records of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation USGS
Source Used Citation Abbreviation USBGN
Process Date 1981-05
Process Time
Process Contact
Individual Name Louis A. Yost
Organization Name
Position Name Chief, Geographic Names Project
Role Point of contact
Voice 703 648 4552
Facsimile
Address
Delivery Point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative Area Virginia
Postal Code 20192
Country
Electronic Mail Address gnis_manager@usgs.gov
Process Step
Process Description GNIS Phase II data compilation and edit - Feature name and attribute data are collected from official state and local sources and other approved sources including historical maps and documents.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation USGS
Source Used Citation Abbreviation USBGN
Process Date Not complete
Process Time
Process Contact
Individual Name Louis A. Yost
Organization Name
Position Name Chief, Geographic Names Project
Role Point of contact
Voice 703 648 4552
Facsimile
Address
Delivery Point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative Area Virginia
Postal Code 20192
Country
Electronic Mail Address gnis_manager@usgs.gov
Process Step
Process Description GNIS Maintenance program - Federal and state maintenance cooperators submit new and corrected data in conjunction with their mapping and geographical information system data maintenance programs. The GNIS has an active data gathering and maintenance program. A web-based data entry and edit application allows authorized users to submit transaction data directly for validation and entry into the database, where it immediately becomes available to all web services and applications. A test and demonstration site with no connection to production data is available for review, training, and familiarization. Batch files will be accepted in most standard formats. Government agencies at all levels are encouraged to join this program. Other organizations and individuals will be considered on a case basis. For additional information or to request user accounts for entry and edit of production data and web seminar training, contact gnis_manager@usgs.gov or the individual below.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation USGS
Source Used Citation Abbreviation USBGN
Source Used Citation Abbreviation USFS
Source Used Citation Abbreviation Various
Source Used Citation Abbreviation NOAA/NOS
Process Date Not complete
Process Time
Process Contact
Individual Name Louis A. Yost
Organization Name
Position Name Chief, Geographic Names Project
Role Point of contact
Voice 703 648 4552
Facsimile
Address
Delivery Point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative Area Virginia
Postal Code 20192
Country
Electronic Mail Address gnis_manager@usgs.gov
Process Step
Process Description Partnerships - the Geographic Names Project enters into partnerships with State names authorities and State and local GIS agencies to integrate name, location, and attribute data in the GNIS with State and local datasets. These partnerships utilize GIS and web technology to automate and simplify data maintenance, ensure data consistency, integrity, and accuracy, and meet the requirements of the Board on Geographic Names for national names standardization. Government agencies at all levels are encouraged to join this program. Other organizations and individuals will be considered on a case basis. For additional information contact the individual below.
Process Date Not complete
Process Time
Process Contact
Individual Name Louis A. Yost
Organization Name
Position Name Chief, Geographic Names Project
Role Point of contact
Voice 703 648 4552
Facsimile
Address
Delivery Point 523 National Center
City Reston
Administrative Area Virginia
Postal Code 20192
Country
Electronic Mail Address gnis_manager@usgs.gov
Process Step
Process Description The New Mexico dataset was downloaded from the GNIS website, and was created into a shapefile. Points that were not within New Mexico or had no geographic information were deleted. All wells were selected and used to create a new shapefile
Process Date 2013-05-17
Process Time 15:28:36
Process Contact
Individual Name
Organization Name Earth Data Analysis Center
Position Name GIS Analyst
Role Point of contact
Voice 505-277-3622
Facsimile 505-277-3614
Address
Delivery Point MSC01 1110
Delivery Point 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
Administrative Area NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
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Metadata Reference Information

File Identifier 0660a796-c062-4d37-81d5-070697147acb
Metadata Language English
Hierarchy Level Dataset
Date Stamp 2019-10-17
Metadata Standard Name ISO 19115:2003
Metadata Standard Version 1.0
Metadata Contact
Individual Name
Organization Name Earth Data Analysis Center
Position Name Clearinghouse Manager
Role Point of contact
Voice 505-277-3622 ext. 230
Facsimile 505-277-3614
Address
Delivery Point MSC01 1110
Delivery Point 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
Administrative Area NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
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