United States Board on Geographic Names
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The United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is a United States federal body whose purpose is to establish and maintain uniform usage of geographic names throughout the government of the United States.
History[change | edit source]
In 1947, the Board was recreated by Congress in Public Law 80-242.
The Geographic Names Information System includes topographic map names and bibliographic references. The names of books and historic maps which confirm the feature or place name are cited. Variant names, alternatives to official federal names for a feature, are also recorded.
Related pages[change | edit source]
- Geographic Names Information System
- Permanent Committee on Geographical Names
- Geographical Names Board of Canada
References[change | edit source]
- BGN is an acronym. BGN stands for Board on Geographic Names".
- US Board on Geographic Names (BGN), "BGN Home" retrieved 2012-6-18.
- BGN, "Domestic names"; retrieved 2012-6-18.
- BGN, "Foreign names"; retrieved 2012-6-18.
- BGN, "Antarctic names"; retrieved 2012-6-18.
- BGN, 'Undersea features"; retrieved 2012-6-18.