Monday, December 3, 2012

U.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Shapefiles Based on USGS GNIS Data Updated 10/1/2012

The U.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) was updated October 1, 2012. This point data represents over 2 million name records in the U.S. in the following categories: Airport, Arch, Area, Arroyo, Bar, Bay, Beach, Bench, Bend, Bridge, Building, Canal, Cape, Cemetery, Census, Channel, Church, Civil, Cliff, Crater, Crossing, Dam, Falls, Flat, Forest, Gap, Glacier, Gut, Harbor, Hospital, Island, Isthmus, Lake, Lava, Levee, Locale, Military, Mine, Oilfield, Park, Pillar, Plain, Populated Place, Post Office, Range, Rapids, Reserve, Reservoir, Ridge, School, Sea, Slope, Spring, Stream, Summit, Swamp, Tower, Trail, Tunnel, Valley, Well, Woods,

We've created shapefiles from this updated GNIS data and made it available for download.

Download the new GNIS based shapefiles