Due to system maintenance, access to the Geographic Names Information
System and the GNIS
download files will be unavailable beginning 3 pm Mountain Time July 29 through 31. Systems
will be available Monday morning, August 1.
Information about foreign geographic feature names can be obtained
from the GEOnet
Names Server (GNS), developed and maintained by the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The GNS database is
the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved
by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
US BGN Executive Secretary, Foreign Names
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
7500 GEOINT Drive Mail Stop N62
Springfield, VA 22150-7500
Phone/fax: (571) 557-7028 / (571) 558-3113