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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) would like to share the following links to assist users in their search for the geospatial names and coordinates for city locations throughout the world.
 
Special thanks to the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British official use and the Place Names Board of Estonia for their assistance in compiling this list.




United States of America Resources

  

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The United States Board On Geographic Names (BGN)

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS)

The United States Census Bureau

U.S. Naval Observatory (Data Services - Astronomical Applications Department, for Sunrise/Sunset and Moon phase data)

The United States Department of State

The United States Geological Survey (USGS)

The Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook

Alexandria Digital Library Gazetteer Server






International Resources

 

Argentina
Military Geographic Institute of the Argentine Republic

Antarctica

UK Antarctic Place-names Committee
SCAR
SCAR gazetteer (CGA)
US BGN Antarctica
Bulgarian Antarctic Place-names Committee

Australia
Australian Geoscience Place Name Search
Australian National Placenames Survey(ANPS)

Austria
Institute for the Lexicography of Austrian Dialects and Names
Working Group for the Austrian Cartographic Place Names

Belgium
Nationaal geografisch instituut

Brunei
The Government of Brunei Darussalam Survey Department

Canada
Geographical Names of Canada
GeoConnections - Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing

China
China Institute of Toponymy

Czech Republic
Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre

Denmark
Lists of official place names

Estonia
Place Name Board of Estonia

Ethiopia
Ethiopian Mapping Authority

France
Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière (IGN)

Germany
Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy
Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (StAGN)

Hungary
Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing
Hungarian Central Statistical Office

Iceland
Place-Name Committee
Place-Name Institute of Iceland

Indonesia
National Coordinating Agency for Surveys and Mapping

Iran
Iranian Committee for Standardization of Geographical Names (ICSGN)

Ireland
Townland search

Italy
Italian Military Geographic Institute

Japan
Geographical Survey Institute (GSI)

South Korea
National Geographic Information Institute

Latvia
State Land Service

Luxembourg
Luxembourg Gazetteer of Villages and Towns

Morocco
Moroccan Ministry of Country/Town Planning, Housing, and Environment

Madagascar
L'Institut Géographique et Hydrographique National de Madagascar

Malaysia
Department of Survey and Mapping

Mexico
National Institute of Statistical and Geographical Information

Mozambique
National Directorate of Geography and Cadastre

Netherlands
Locatienet
Metatopos

New Zealand
Statistics New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand

Maori Language Commission

Norway
Statens kartverk database


Peru
National Geographical Institute

Philippines
Philippines Regions and Provinces
Phillippines National Statistical Coordination Board

Provinces of the Philippines
The Phillipines Local Government Academy (LGA)

Poland
Committee for the Standardization of Geographical Names (KSNG)

Qatar
The Centre for GIS

Russia
Federal Agency of Geodesy and Cartography of Russia
Kommersant Russia's Daily Online News: The Russian Federation Nations

TORIS Project (Petrozavodsk, Karelia)

Slovakia
Geodesy, Cartography, and Cadastre Authority of the Slovak Republic

Slovenia
Anton Melik Geographical Institute

The Slovene Governmental Commission for the Standardisation of Geographical Names

South Africa
South African Geographical Names System
Nomina Africana

Spain
Register of Local Entities

Sweden
National Atlas of Sweden
Lantmäteriet

Switzerland
Federal Office of Topography
SwissGeo

Thailand
Royal Thai Survey Department

Turkey
General Command of Mapping

Ukraine
State Service of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre

United Kingdom
The Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use
UK Ordnance Survey - Gazetteer of Place Names
FCO
FCO GNI
National Archives (Public Records Office)
MultiMap
Office of National Statistics
Ulster Place-Name Society
Pointer
Gazetteer of Scotland
Scottish Place-Name Society
National Gazetteer of Wales

United Nations
United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names

Venezuela
Venezuela Simón Bolívar Geographical Institute



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Point of Contact: GEOnet Names Server
NGA Campus East
phone 571-557-5959, DSN 547-5959
geonames@nga.mil

Document last modified September 17, 2014

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