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Geoname Digital Gazetteer
Publisher : San Diego (California). GDE Systems Inc., 1995.
Minimal System Requirements : 80386SX processor, VGA monitor, 8
Megabytes RAM, 4 MB free Hard disk space, Windows 3.1.
Description : A tool for researching a worldwide database of geographic
feature names. GEOname draws from the massive database of geographic names
maintained by the U. S. Defense Mapping Agency for over 50 years.
Originally a card file, the name and feature data has been transferred
to digital form and is now available as a powerful research tool for the
public. U. S. Government rules define all name and feature data requirements,
data accuracy, and selection. In addition, the data format, coding
scheme, and name transliteration conventions are established by government
standards. Government production priorities govern the currency and
therefore the accuracy of data for individual countries.
The database supports worldwide military cartographic production requirements.
The density of named feature data has been characterized as generally adequate
to support map and chart production at a scale of 1:250,000. Depending
on production priorities and product requirements over time, the named
feature density in some countries may be significantly greater than for
others. In addition, the types of named features and specific named
features selected for inclusion in the database are based on cartographic