Template:Cite gnis

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Error: no |id= specified when using {{cite gnis}}

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Purpose[change source]

Provides an easy way to cite Geographic Names Information System data.

Usage[change source]

You can start a search for a GNIS data page here. Select the search type from the menu on the right.

Fields Instructions Notes
{{cite gnis
| type = 
| id = 
| name =
| accessdate = 
}}
 
antarid
Feature ID
Feature Name
Full date
 
 
For Antarctic data only
Required
Required
Recommended
 

The fields id and name must be specified.

Examples[change source]

Wiki markup

{{cite gnis
| id = 269051
| name = Mount Whitney
| accessdate = 2008-10-31 }}

produces:

"Mount Whitney". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-10-31.


Wiki markup

{{cite gnis|269051|Mount Whitney|2008-10-31}}

produces:

"Mount Whitney". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-10-31.

Antarctica Locations[change source]

For locations in Antarctica specify type=antarid.

Wiki markup

{{cite gnis
| type = antarid
| id = 15152
| name = Mount Terror
| accessdate = 2008-10-31 }}

produces:

"Mount Terror". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-10-31.

Related pages[change source]