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Published by U.S.G.S. Topographic Division, Office of Research & Technical Standards in [Reston, Va .
Written in English


  • Names, Geographical -- Hawaii.,
  • Hawaii -- Gazetteers.

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Other titlesHawaii alphabetical listing., Geographic names information system, Hawaii, alphabetical listing.
Statement[Geographic Names Information system]
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.). Branch of Geographic Names., Geographic Names Information System., University of Oklahoma.
The Physical Object
Pagination[v, 141] leaves ;
Number of Pages141
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14379021M

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Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Hawaii geographic names information system alphabetical list .   Decisions on Geographic Names in the United States (I /2:) Special publications (I ) Publications giving d irections or rules for the treatment of geographic names in specific countries. Gazetteers (I or D ) Gazetteers are books that list place names with their geographic coordinates so that you can locate places on : Gwen Sinclair.   The islands of Hawaii are located about 2, miles (3, km) southwest of the continental U.S. It is the southernmost state of the U.S. Hawaii is an archipelago made up of eight main islands, seven of which are inhabited. The largest island by area is the island of Hawaii, also known as the Big Island, while the largest by population is Oahu. A good source for geographic names is the Geographic Names Information System, a resource developed by the United States Geological Survey. Many of the island names have the special characters in them, but the major ones are likely to appear in English dictionaries, so both forms are acceptable (for example, Oahu or Oʻahu).

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) was developed by the ical Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), which maintains cooperative working relationships with state names authorities to standardize geographic names. GNIS contains information about the official names for places, features, and areas in the 50 states, the. The date of the first settlements of the Hawaiian Islands is a topic of continuing debate. Archaeological evidence seems to indicate a settlement as early as AD.. Captain James Cook visited the islands on Janu , and named them the "Sandwich Islands" in honor of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who as the First Lord of the Admiralty was one of his sponsors. The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories. It is a type of was developed by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) to. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is a Federal body created in and established in its present form by Public Law in to maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the .

  The city, state, and county link will take users to the GNIS database that contains information about geographic features in the United States and its Territories, including names, historic and descriptive information, locations, topographic map, and geographic coordinates. Users can access the information through search queries or file downloads. Hawaii, constituent state of the United States of America. It became the 50th U.S. state on Aug Hawaii is a group of eight major volcanic islands and islets in the central Pacific Ocean. Hawaii’s capital is Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu.   Hawaii (Hawaiian: Hawai‘i) is a group of volcanic islands in the central Pacific Ocean. The islands lie 2, miles from San Francisco, California, to the east.   The place names ‘corrections’ will be added to the official federal database known as the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The names in GNIS are considered the ‘authority’ for all Federal Government publications including USGS topographic maps.