USBGNUnited States Board on Geographic Names
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Feature type classes falling within these modules were developed using a top-down approach of topographic science knowledge and a bottom-up approach using feature type terms based on standards developed by the USGS and its partners; the USGS Digital Line Graph (DLG) and National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), the Spatial Data Transfer System (SDTS), and the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) gazetteer (USGS 2001; USGS 1999; SDTS Technical Review Board 1997; USBGN 2010).
Additional Details Plus features include a field that lists the user's interests by USBGN geographic code.