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# records: 630

DESIG_CD: AIRQ
DESIG: abandoned airfield
DESCRIPTION: abandoned airfield
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CMPQ
DESIG: abandoned camp
DESCRIPTION: abandoned camp
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CNLQ
DESIG: abandoned canal
DESCRIPTION: abandoned canal
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MFGQ
DESIG: abandoned factory
DESCRIPTION: abandoned factory
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: FRMQ
DESIG: abandoned farm
DESCRIPTION: abandoned farm
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MNQ
DESIG: abandoned mine
DESCRIPTION: abandoned mine
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MSSNQ
DESIG: abandoned mission
DESCRIPTION: abandoned mission
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: OILQ
DESIG: abandoned oil well
DESCRIPTION: abandoned oil well
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PPQ
DESIG: abandoned police post
DESCRIPTION: abandoned police post
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PPLQ
DESIG: abandoned populated place
DESCRIPTION: abandoned populated place
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: PRNQ
DESIG: abandoned prison
DESCRIPTION: abandoned prison
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RRQ
DESIG: abandoned railroad
DESCRIPTION: abandoned railroad
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: R

DESIG_CD: RSTNQ
DESIG: abandoned railroad station
DESCRIPTION: abandoned railroad station
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RSTPQ
DESIG: abandoned railroad stop
DESCRIPTION: abandoned railroad stop
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RYDQ
DESIG: abandoned railroad yard
DESCRIPTION: an abandoned railroad yard
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: STMQ
DESIG: abandoned watercourse
DESCRIPTION: a former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: WLLQ
DESIG: abandoned well
DESCRIPTION: abandoned well
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: ADMD
DESIG: administrative division
DESCRIPTION: an administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: A

DESIG_CD: ADMF
DESIG: administrative facility
DESCRIPTION: a building that houses one or more functions of government. Not related to any specific level of government
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: AGRC
DESIG: agricultural colony
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: AGRF
DESIG: agricultural facility
DESCRIPTION: a building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RESA
DESIG: agricultural reserve
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land reserved for agricultural reclamation and/or development
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: SCHA
DESIG: agricultural school
DESCRIPTION: a school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: AIRB
DESIG: airbase
DESCRIPTION: an area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: AIRF
DESIG: airfield
DESCRIPTION: a place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: AIRP
DESIG: airport
DESCRIPTION: a place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: AMTH
DESIG: amphitheater
DESCRIPTION: an oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: STMA
DESIG: anabranch
DESCRIPTION: a diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: At Mouth
FC: H

DESIG_CD: ANCH
DESIG: anchorage
DESCRIPTION: an area where vessels may anchor
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RDA
DESIG: ancient road
DESCRIPTION: the remains of a road used by ancient cultures
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: R

DESIG_CD: ANS
DESIG: ancient site
DESCRIPTION: a place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: WALLA
DESIG: ancient wall
DESCRIPTION: the remains of a linear defensive stone structure
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BLDA
DESIG: apartment building
DESCRIPTION: a building containing several individual apartments
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: AQC
DESIG: aquaculture facility
DESCRIPTION: facility or area for the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CNLA
DESIG: aqueduct
DESCRIPTION: a conduit used to carry water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: At Dispersal Point
FC: H

DESIG_CD: ARCH
DESIG: arch
DESCRIPTION: a natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: LAND
DESIG: Arctic land
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land in the Arctic
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: AREA
DESIG: area
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: ISLF
DESIG: artificial island
DESCRIPTION: an island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoon
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: ASPH
DESIG: asphalt lake
DESCRIPTION: a small basin containing naturally occurring asphalt
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: ASTR
DESIG: astronomical station
DESCRIPTION: a point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ASYL
DESIG: asylum
DESCRIPTION: a facility where the insane are cared for and protected
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ATHF
DESIG: athletic field
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ATOL
DESIG: atoll(s)
DESCRIPTION: ring-shaped coral reef(s) with closely spaced islands on it encircling lagoon(s)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: CTRA
DESIG: atomic center
DESCRIPTION: a facility where atomic research is carried out
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BDLD
DESIG: badlands
DESCRIPTION: an area characterized by a maze of very closely spaced, deep, narrow, steep-sided ravines, and sharp crests and pinnacles
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: BSTN
DESIG: baling station
DESCRIPTION: a facility for baling agricultural products
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ESTB
DESIG: banana plantation
DESCRIPTION: an estate that specializes in the growing of bananas
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BNK
DESIG: bank(s)
DESCRIPTION: elevation(s), typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: BAR
DESIG: bar
DESCRIPTION: a shallow ridge or mound of coarse unconsolidated material in a stream channel, at the mouth of a stream, estuary, or lagoon and in the wave-break zone along coasts
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: BRKS
DESIG: barracks
DESCRIPTION: a building for lodging military personnel
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BTL
DESIG: battlefield
DESCRIPTION: a site of a land battle of historical importance
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: BAY
DESIG: bay(s)
DESCRIPTION: coastal indentation(s) between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf. Associated generic terms may be the primary factor for determining if a feature is a gulf, bay, or cove
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RDGB
DESIG: beach ridge
DESCRIPTION: a ridge of sand just inland and parallel to the beach, usually in series
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: BCH
DESIG: beach(es)
DESCRIPTION: shore zone(s) of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: BCN
DESIG: beacon
DESCRIPTION: a fixed artificial navigation mark
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BNCH
DESIG: bench
DESCRIPTION: a long, narrow bedrock platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: BGHT
DESIG: bight(s)
DESCRIPTION: open body(-ies) of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: BLHL
DESIG: blowhole(s)
DESCRIPTION: hole(s) in coastal rock through which sea water is forced by a rising tide or waves and spurted through outlet(s) into the air
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: BLOW
DESIG: blowout(s)
DESCRIPTION: small depression(s) in sandy terrain, caused by wind erosion
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: BTYD
DESIG: boatyard
DESCRIPTION: a waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BOG
DESIG: bog(s)
DESCRIPTION: wetland(s) characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: PSTB
DESIG: border post
DESCRIPTION: a post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BLDR
DESIG: boulder field
DESCRIPTION: a high altitude or high latitude bare, flat area covered with large angular rocks
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: BP
DESIG: boundary marker
DESCRIPTION: a fixture marking a point along a boundary
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BRKW
DESIG: breakwater
DESCRIPTION: a structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MFGB
DESIG: brewery
DESCRIPTION: one or more buildings where beer is brewed
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BDG
DESIG: bridge
DESCRIPTION: a structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ZNB
DESIG: buffer zone
DESCRIPTION: a delimited area separating two, or more, political entities or territories, within which certain activities are limited or prohibited
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: A

DESIG_CD: BLDG
DESIG: building(s)
DESCRIPTION: structure(s) built for permanent use, as house(s), factory(-ies), etc.
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BUR
DESIG: burial cave(s)
DESCRIPTION: cave(s) used for human burials
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CTRB
DESIG: business center
DESCRIPTION: a place where a number of businesses are located
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: BUTE
DESIG: butte(s)
DESCRIPTION: small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill(s) with steep sides
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: CARN
DESIG: cairn
DESCRIPTION: a heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CLDA
DESIG: caldera
DESCRIPTION: a depression measuring kilometers across formed by the collapse of a volcanic mountain
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: CMP
DESIG: camp(s)
DESCRIPTION: site(s) occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CNL
DESIG: canal
DESCRIPTION: an individual, or system, of artificial waterway(s) with no natural flow, or a controlled flow, usable or built for irrigation and/or navigation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: CNLB
DESIG: canal bend
DESCRIPTION: a conspicuously curved or bent section of a canal
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: At Bend
FC: H

DESIG_CD: TNLC
DESIG: canal tunnel
DESCRIPTION: a tunnel through which a canal passes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: STMC
DESIG: canalized stream
DESCRIPTION: a stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: At Mouth
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MFGC
DESIG: cannery
DESCRIPTION: a building where food items are canned
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CNYN
DESIG: canyon
DESCRIPTION: a deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: CAPE
DESIG: cape
DESCRIPTION: a land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PPLCD
DESIG: capital of a dependency or special area
DESCRIPTION: capital or administrative center of a dependent political territory or area of special sovereignty
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)
FC: P

DESIG_CD: PPLC
DESIG: capital of an independent state
DESCRIPTION: capital of a political entity designated as an independent state
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)
FC: P

DESIG_CD: RTE
DESIG: caravan route
DESCRIPTION: the route taken by caravans
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: R

DESIG_CD: CSNO
DESIG: casino
DESCRIPTION: a building used for entertainment, especially gambling
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CSTL
DESIG: castle
DESCRIPTION: a large fortified building or set of buildings
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TNKD
DESIG: cattle dipping tank
DESCRIPTION: a small artificial pond used for immersing cattle in chemically treated water for disease control
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CSWY
DESIG: causeway
DESCRIPTION: a raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: CAVE
DESIG: cave(s)
DESCRIPTION: underground passageway(s) or chamber(s), or cavity(-ies) on the side of a cliff
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CMTY
DESIG: cemetery
DESCRIPTION: a burial place or ground
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CHN
DESIG: channel
DESCRIPTION: the deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MNCR
DESIG: chrome mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: mine(s) where chrome ore is extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CH
DESIG: church
DESCRIPTION: a building for public Christian worship
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CRQ
DESIG: cirque(es)
DESCRIPTION: bowl-like hollow(s) partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: CLG
DESIG: clearing
DESCRIPTION: an area in a forest with trees removed
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: CFT
DESIG: cleft(s)
DESCRIPTION: deep narrow slot(s), notch(s), or groove(s) in a coastal cliff
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: CLF
DESIG: cliff(s)
DESCRIPTION: high, steep to perpendicular slope(s) overlooking a waterbody or lower area
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: HSPC
DESIG: clinic
DESCRIPTION: facility which provides medical or surgical treatment for the ill or wounded on an out-patient basis (for example: at a clinic or dispensary)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MNC
DESIG: coal mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: mine(s) where coal is extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: COLF
DESIG: coalfield
DESCRIPTION: a region in which coal deposits of possible economic value occur
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: CST
DESIG: coast
DESCRIPTION: a zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: STNC
DESIG: coast guard station
DESCRIPTION: a facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SCHC
DESIG: college
DESCRIPTION: the grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: COMC
DESIG: communication center
DESCRIPTION: a facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CTRCM
DESIG: community center
DESCRIPTION: a facility for community recreation and other activities
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CNS
DESIG: concession area
DESCRIPTION: a lease of land by a government for economic development, e.g., mining, forestry
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: CONE
DESIG: cone(s)
DESCRIPTION: conical landform(s) composed of mud or volcanic material
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: CNFL
DESIG: confluence
DESCRIPTION: a place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: CRSU
DESIG: continental rise
DESCRIPTION: a gentle slope rising from oceanic depths towards the foot of a continental slope
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: CVNT
DESIG: convent
DESCRIPTION: a building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MNCU
DESIG: copper mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: mine(s) where copper ore is extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MFGCU
DESIG: copper works
DESCRIPTION: a facility for processing copper ore
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RFC
DESIG: coral reef(s)
DESCRIPTION: surface-navigation hazard(s) composed of coral
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: CRRL
DESIG: corral(s)
DESCRIPTION: enclosed area(s) where livestock may be captured and/or temporarily kept
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CRDR
DESIG: corridor
DESCRIPTION: a strip or area of land having significance as an access way
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: ESTC
DESIG: cotton plantation
DESCRIPTION: an estate specializing in the cultivation of cotton
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: HSEC
DESIG: country house
DESCRIPTION: a large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CTHSE
DESIG: courthouse
DESCRIPTION: a building in which courts of law are held
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CTYD
DESIG: courtyard
DESCRIPTION: an area surrounded by a building or complex and open to the sky
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: COVE
DESIG: cove(s)
DESCRIPTION: small coastal indentation(s), smaller than a bay
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: LKC
DESIG: crater lake(s)
DESCRIPTION: body(-ies) of water formed by the collection of water in the crater of an inactive volcano
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: CRTR
DESIG: crater(s)
DESCRIPTION: generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression(s) caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: CUET
DESIG: cuesta(s)
DESCRIPTION: asymmetric ridge(s) formed on tilted strata
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: CULT
DESIG: cultivated area
DESCRIPTION: an area under cultivation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: RGNC
DESIG: cultural region
DESCRIPTION: an area of cultural or historical significance, varying in size and often formerly an administrative subdivision or a political entity
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: CRNT
DESIG: current
DESCRIPTION: a horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: CSTM
DESIG: customs checkpoint
DESCRIPTION: a government checkpoint where customs duties are collected, the flow of goods are regulated and restrictions enforced, and shipments or vehicles are cleared for entering or leaving a country
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CUTF
DESIG: cutoff
DESCRIPTION: a channel formed as a result of a stream cutting through a meander neck
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: DARY
DESIG: dairy
DESCRIPTION: a facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: DAM
DESIG: dam
DESCRIPTION: a barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: DEPU
DESIG: deep
DESCRIPTION: a localized deep area within the confines of a larger feature, such as a trough, basin or trench
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: DLTA
DESIG: delta
DESCRIPTION: a flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PCLD
DESIG: dependent political entity
DESCRIPTION: dependent political entity
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)
FC: A

DESIG_CD: DPR
DESIG: depression(s)
DESCRIPTION: low area(s) surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: DSRT
DESIG: desert
DESCRIPTION: a large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PPLW
DESIG: destroyed populated place
DESCRIPTION: a village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: MNDT
DESIG: diatomite mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: place(s) where diatomaceous earth is extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: DIKE
DESIG: dike
DESCRIPTION: an earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: DIP
DESIG: diplomatic facility
DESCRIPTION: office, residence, or facility of a foreign government, which may include an embassy, consulate, chancery, office of charge d’affaires, or other diplomatic, economic, military, or cultural mission
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: STMD
DESIG: distributary(-ies)
DESCRIPTION: branch(es) which flow(s) away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal(s)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: At Mouth
FC: H

DESIG_CD: DTCH
DESIG: ditch
DESCRIPTION: a small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: DTCHM
DESIG: ditch mouth(s)
DESCRIPTION: area(s) where a drainage ditch enters a lagoon, lake or bay
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: DVD
DESIG: divide
DESCRIPTION: a line separating adjacent drainage basins
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: DCK
DESIG: dock
DESCRIPTION: a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships, may be open or enclosed, and includes the surrounding piers and wharves
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: DCKY
DESIG: dockyard
DESCRIPTION: a facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BSND
DESIG: drainage basin
DESCRIPTION: an area drained by a stream
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: DTCHD
DESIG: drainage ditch
DESCRIPTION: a ditch which serves to drain the land
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: DCKD
DESIG: dry dock
DESCRIPTION: a dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SBED
DESIG: dry stream bed
DESCRIPTION: a channel formerly containing the water of a stream
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: DUNE
DESIG: dune(s)
DESCRIPTION: wave form(s), ridge(s) or star-shape feature(s) composed of sand
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: RGNE
DESIG: economic region
DESCRIPTION: a region of a country established for economic development or for statistical purposes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: SCRP
DESIG: escarpment
DESCRIPTION: a long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: EST
DESIG: estate(s)
DESCRIPTION: large commercialized agricultural landholding(s) with associated buildings and other facilities
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ESTY
DESIG: estuary
DESCRIPTION: a funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: FCL
DESIG: facility
DESCRIPTION: an area, and associated structures, that have been developed to perform a specific principal function
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MFG
DESIG: factory
DESCRIPTION: one or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: FAN
DESIG: fan(s)
DESCRIPTION: fan-shaped wedge(s) of coarse alluvium with apex(es) merging with mountain stream bed(s) and fan(s) spreading out at a low angle slope onto an adjacent plain
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PPLF
DESIG: farm village
DESCRIPTION: a populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: FRM
DESIG: farm(s)
DESCRIPTION: tract(s) of land and associated building(s) devoted primarily to the production of crops and or livestock
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: FY
DESIG: ferry
DESCRIPTION: a boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: FYT
DESIG: ferry terminal
DESCRIPTION: a place where ferries pick-up and discharge passengers, vehicles and or cargo
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: FLD
DESIG: field(s)
DESCRIPTION: open as opposed to wooded area(s)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: FIN
DESIG: financial institution
DESCRIPTION: an establishment for the custody, loan, exchange or issue of money, for the extension of credit, and for facilitating the transmission of funds
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: FIRE
DESIG: fire station
DESCRIPTION: building housing firefighters and/or fire fighting equipment
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RNGA
DESIG: firing range
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land designated for the safe discharge of weapons of all types and the detonation of munitions
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: ADM1
DESIG: first-order administrative division
DESCRIPTION: a primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)
FC: A

DESIG_CD: FISH
DESIG: fishing area
DESCRIPTION: a fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: PNDSF
DESIG: fishponds
DESCRIPTION: ponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: FSR
DESIG: fissure
DESCRIPTION: a crack associated with volcanism
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: FJD
DESIG: fjord(s)
DESCRIPTION: long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm(s) of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: FORD
DESIG: ford
DESCRIPTION: a shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: RESF
DESIG: forest reserve
DESCRIPTION: a forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: STNF
DESIG: forest station
DESCRIPTION: a collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: FRST
DESIG: forest(s)
DESCRIPTION: area(s) dominated by tree vegetation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: MLSGQ
DESIG: former sugar mill
DESCRIPTION: a sugar mill no longer used as a sugar mill
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: FT
DESIG: fort
DESCRIPTION: a building that is specifically designed or reinforced to provide for defense from armed attack
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: FRSTF
DESIG: fossilized forest
DESCRIPTION: a forest fossilized by geologic processes and now exposed at the earth's surface
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: FNDY
DESIG: foundry
DESCRIPTION: a building or works where metal casting is carried out
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: FNT
DESIG: fountain
DESCRIPTION: a monumental and/or ornamental structure containing moving water, often including jets, falls, or other decorative features
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ADM4
DESIG: fourth-order administrative division
DESCRIPTION: a subdivision of a third-order administrative division
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: A

DESIG_CD: ZNF
DESIG: free trade zone
DESCRIPTION: an area, usually a section of a port, where goods may be received and shipped free of customs duty and of most customs regulations
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: DPOF
DESIG: fuel depot
DESCRIPTION: an area where fuel is stored
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: GAP
DESIG: gap
DESCRIPTION: a low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: GDN
DESIG: garden(s)
DESCRIPTION: enclosure(s) for displaying selected plant or animal life
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: GOSP
DESIG: gas-oil separator plant
DESCRIPTION: a facility for separating gas from oil
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: GASF
DESIG: gasfield
DESCRIPTION: an area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: GATE
DESIG: gate
DESCRIPTION: a barrier on a transportation route that controls passage along that route
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: GYSR
DESIG: geyser
DESCRIPTION: a type of hot spring with intermittent eruptions of jets of hot water and steam
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: GHAT
DESIG: ghāt
DESCRIPTION: a set of steps leading to a river, which are of religious significance, and at their base is usually a platform for bathing
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: GLCR
DESIG: glacier(s)
DESCRIPTION: mass(es) of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MNAU
DESIG: gold mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: mine(s) where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RECG
DESIG: golf course
DESCRIPTION: a recreation field where golf is played
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: GRGE
DESIG: gorge(s)
DESCRIPTION: short, narrow, steep-sided section(s) of a stream valley
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: GRSLD
DESIG: grassland
DESCRIPTION: an area dominated by grass vegetation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: GRVE
DESIG: grave
DESCRIPTION: a burial site
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: GVL
DESIG: gravel area
DESCRIPTION: an area covered with gravel
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: GRAZ
DESIG: grazing area
DESCRIPTION: an area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: GROVE
DESIG: grove
DESCRIPTION: a small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: GHSE
DESIG: guest house
DESCRIPTION: a house used to provide lodging for paying guests
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: GULF
DESIG: gulf
DESCRIPTION: a large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: HLT
DESIG: halting place
DESCRIPTION: a place where caravans stop for rest
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: HMCK
DESIG: hammock(s)
DESCRIPTION: patch(es) of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: AIRG
DESIG: hangar
DESCRIPTION: a covered and usually enclosed area for housing and repairing aircraft
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: VALG
DESIG: hanging valley
DESCRIPTION: a valley the floor of which is notably higher than the valley or shore to which it leads; most common in areas that have been glaciated
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: HBR
DESIG: harbor(s)
DESCRIPTION: haven(s) or space(s) of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: HDLD
DESIG: headland
DESCRIPTION: a high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: STMH
DESIG: headwaters
DESCRIPTION: the source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: HTH
DESIG: heath
DESCRIPTION: an upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: AIRH
DESIG: heliport
DESCRIPTION: a place where helicopters land and take off
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: HERM
DESIG: hermitage
DESCRIPTION: a secluded residence, usually for religious sects
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: HLL
DESIG: hill
DESCRIPTION: a rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: HLLS
DESIG: hills
DESCRIPTION: rounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: HSTS
DESIG: historical site
DESCRIPTION: a place of historical importance
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: HMSD
DESIG: homestead
DESCRIPTION: a residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: HSP
DESIG: hospital
DESCRIPTION: a building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SPNT
DESIG: hot spring(s)
DESCRIPTION: place(s) where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: HTL
DESIG: hotel
DESCRIPTION: a building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: HSE
DESIG: house(s)
DESCRIPTION: a building or buildings used as human habitation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: DEVH
DESIG: housing development
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: RESH
DESIG: hunting reserve
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land used primarily for hunting
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: HUT
DESIG: hut(s)
DESCRIPTION: single or multiple, small, free standing, self-contained residence(s) usually having only a single multi-function room
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PSH
DESIG: hydroelectric power station
DESCRIPTION: a building where electricity is generated from water power
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CAPG
DESIG: icecap
DESCRIPTION: a dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: DPRG
DESIG: icecap depression
DESCRIPTION: a comparatively depressed area on an icecap
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: DOMG
DESIG: icecap dome
DESCRIPTION: a comparatively elevated area on an icecap
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RDGG
DESIG: icecap ridge
DESCRIPTION: a linear elevation on an icecap
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: PCLI
DESIG: independent political entity
DESCRIPTION: independent political entity
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)
FC: A

DESIG_CD: INDS
DESIG: industrial area
DESCRIPTION: an area characterized by industrial activity
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: INLT
DESIG: inlet
DESCRIPTION: a narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: STNI
DESIG: inspection station
DESCRIPTION: a station at which vehicles, goods, and people are inspected
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TRGD
DESIG: interdune trough(s)
DESCRIPTION: long wind-swept trough(s) between parallel longitudinal dunes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: INTF
DESIG: interfluve
DESCRIPTION: a relatively undissected upland between adjacent stream valleys
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: LKI
DESIG: intermittent lake(s)
DESCRIPTION: large inland body(-ies) of water that are filled for part of the year only
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: LKOI
DESIG: intermittent oxbow lake
DESCRIPTION: intermittent oxbow lake
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: PNDI
DESIG: intermittent pond(s)
DESCRIPTION: small standing waterbody(-ies) that are filled for part of the year
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: POOLI
DESIG: intermittent pool
DESCRIPTION: intermittent pool
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RSVI
DESIG: intermittent reservoir
DESCRIPTION: intermittent reservoir
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: LKNI
DESIG: intermittent salt lake(s)
DESCRIPTION: large inland body(-ies) of salt water that are filled for part of the year only
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: PNDNI
DESIG: intermittent salt pond(s)
DESCRIPTION: intermittent salt pond(s)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: STMI
DESIG: intermittent stream
DESCRIPTION: intermittent stream
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: At Mouth
FC: H

DESIG_CD: WTLDI
DESIG: intermittent wetland
DESCRIPTION: intermittent wetland
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RDIN
DESIG: intersection
DESCRIPTION: a junction of two or more highways by a system of separate levels that permit traffic to pass from one to another without the crossing of traffic streams
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: MNFE
DESIG: iron mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: mine(s) where iron ore is extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: FLDI
DESIG: irrigated field(s)
DESCRIPTION: tract(s) of level or terraced land which is/are irrigated
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: DTCHI
DESIG: irrigation ditch
DESCRIPTION: a ditch which serves to distribute irrigation water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: SYSI
DESIG: irrigation system
DESCRIPTION: a network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: ISL
DESIG: island
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: ISLS
DESIG: islands
DESCRIPTION: tracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: STLMT
DESIG: Israeli settlement
DESCRIPTION: Israeli settlement
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: ISTH
DESIG: isthmus
DESCRIPTION: a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: JTY
DESIG: jetty
DESCRIPTION: a structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: KRST
DESIG: karst area
DESCRIPTION: a distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: CMPLA
DESIG: labor camp
DESCRIPTION: a camp used by migrant or temporary laborers
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: LGN
DESIG: lagoon(s)
DESCRIPTION: shallow coastal waterbody(-ies), completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: LK
DESIG: lake
DESCRIPTION: a large inland body of standing water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: LBED
DESIG: lake bed(s)
DESCRIPTION: dried up or drained area(s) of former lake(s)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: CHNL
DESIG: lake channel(s)
DESCRIPTION: part(s) of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RGNL
DESIG: lake region
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: LKS
DESIG: lakes
DESCRIPTION: large inland bodies of standing water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: ISLT
DESIG: land-tied island
DESCRIPTION: a coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: LNDF
DESIG: landfill
DESCRIPTION: a place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: LDNG
DESIG: landing
DESCRIPTION: a place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: LAVA
DESIG: lava area
DESCRIPTION: an area of solidified lava
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: MNPB
DESIG: lead mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: mine(s) where lead ore is extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: LTER
DESIG: leased area
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land leased by the United Kingdom from the People's Republic of China to form part of Hong Kong
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: A

DESIG_CD: LEPC
DESIG: leper colony
DESCRIPTION: a settled area inhabited by lepers in relative isolation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: HSPL
DESIG: leprosarium
DESCRIPTION: an asylum or hospital for lepers
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: LEV
DESIG: levee
DESCRIPTION: a natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floods
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: LIB
DESIG: library
DESCRIPTION: a building housing a curated collection of information resources, which may include books, periodicals, audiovisual and reference materials
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: LTHSE
DESIG: lighthouse
DESCRIPTION: a distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MFGLM
DESIG: limekiln
DESCRIPTION: a furnace in which limestone is reduced to lime
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: LCTY
DESIG: locality
DESCRIPTION: a minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: LOCK
DESIG: lock(s)
DESCRIPTION: basin(s) in a waterway with gates at each end by means of which vessels are passed from one water level to another
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CMPL
DESIG: logging camp
DESCRIPTION: a camp used by loggers
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: LGHSE
DESIG: longhouse
DESCRIPTION: a long, narrow, often single-room structure, used as a communal dwelling by large extended families and kinship groups
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: STMSB
DESIG: lost river
DESCRIPTION: a surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Where stream disperses in arid area or goes underground
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MVA
DESIG: maneuver area
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land where military field exercises are carried out
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: ISLM
DESIG: mangrove island
DESCRIPTION: a mangrove swamp surrounded by a waterbody
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: MGV
DESIG: mangrove swamp
DESCRIPTION: a tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MAR
DESIG: marina
DESCRIPTION: a harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CHNM
DESIG: marine channel
DESCRIPTION: that part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: SCHN
DESIG: maritime school
DESCRIPTION: a school at which maritime sciences form the core of the curriculum
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MKT
DESIG: market
DESCRIPTION: a place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MRSH
DESIG: marsh(es)
DESCRIPTION: wetland(s) dominated by grass-like vegetation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MDW
DESIG: meadow
DESCRIPTION: a small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: NKM
DESIG: meander neck
DESCRIPTION: a narrow strip of land between the two limbs of a meander loop at its narrowest point
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: CTRM
DESIG: medical center
DESCRIPTION: a complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MESA
DESIG: mesa(s)
DESCRIPTION: flat-topped, isolated elevation(s) with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: STNM
DESIG: meteorological station
DESCRIPTION: a station at which weather elements are recorded
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: INSM
DESIG: military installation
DESCRIPTION: an installation designed for and used by the military
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SCHM
DESIG: military school
DESCRIPTION: a school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ML
DESIG: mill(s)
DESCRIPTION: building(s) housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MN
DESIG: mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: site(s) where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MNA
DESIG: mining area
DESCRIPTION: an area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: CMPMN
DESIG: mining camp
DESCRIPTION: a camp used by miners
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MSSN
DESIG: mission
DESCRIPTION: a place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MOLE
DESIG: mole
DESCRIPTION: a massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MSTY
DESIG: monastery
DESCRIPTION: a building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MNMT
DESIG: monument
DESCRIPTION: a commemorative structure or statue
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MOOR
DESIG: moor(s)
DESCRIPTION: area(s) of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MRN
DESIG: moraine
DESCRIPTION: a mound, ridge, or other accumulation of glacial till
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: MSQE
DESIG: mosque
DESCRIPTION: a building for public Islamic worship
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MND
DESIG: mound(s)
DESCRIPTION: low, isolated, rounded hill(s)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: MT
DESIG: mountain
DESCRIPTION: an elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: MTS
DESIG: mountains
DESCRIPTION: a mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: FLTM
DESIG: mud flat(s)
DESCRIPTION: relatively level area(s) of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MFGM
DESIG: munitions plant
DESCRIPTION: a factory where ammunition is made
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MUS
DESIG: museum
DESCRIPTION: a building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: NRWS
DESIG: narrows
DESCRIPTION: a navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RESN
DESIG: nature reserve
DESCRIPTION: an area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: NVB
DESIG: naval base
DESCRIPTION: an area used to store supplies, provide barracks for troops and naval personnel, a port for naval vessels, and from which operations are initiated
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: MNNI
DESIG: nickel mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: mine(s) where nickel ore is extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: NOV
DESIG: novitiate
DESCRIPTION: a religious house or school where novices are trained
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PSN
DESIG: nuclear power station
DESCRIPTION: nuclear power station
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: NTK
DESIG: nunatak
DESCRIPTION: a rock or mountain peak protruding through glacial ice
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: NTKS
DESIG: nunataks
DESCRIPTION: rocks or mountain peaks protruding through glacial ice
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: NSY
DESIG: nursery(-ies)
DESCRIPTION: place(s) where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: OAS
DESIG: oasis(-es)
DESCRIPTION: an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: OBPT
DESIG: observation point
DESCRIPTION: a wildlife or scenic observation point
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: OBS
DESIG: observatory
DESCRIPTION: a facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: OCN
DESIG: ocean
DESCRIPTION: one of the major divisions of the vast expanse of salt water covering part of the earth
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: BLDO
DESIG: office building
DESCRIPTION: commercial building where business and/or services are conducted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CMPO
DESIG: oil camp
DESCRIPTION: a camp used by oilfield workers
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ESTO
DESIG: oil palm plantation
DESCRIPTION: an estate specializing in the cultivation of oil palm trees
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: OILP
DESIG: oil pipeline
DESCRIPTION: a pipeline used for transporting oil
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: At Dispersal Point
FC: R

DESIG_CD: OILJ
DESIG: oil pipeline junction
DESCRIPTION: a section of an oil pipeline where two or more pipes join together
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TRMO
DESIG: oil pipeline terminal
DESCRIPTION: a tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PMPO
DESIG: oil pumping station
DESCRIPTION: a facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: OILR
DESIG: oil refinery
DESCRIPTION: a facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: OILW
DESIG: oil well
DESCRIPTION: a well from which oil may be pumped
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: OILF
DESIG: oilfield
DESCRIPTION: an area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: MLO
DESIG: olive oil mill
DESCRIPTION: a mill where oil is extracted from olives
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: OCH
DESIG: orchard(s)
DESCRIPTION: planting(s) of fruit or nut trees
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: MLM
DESIG: ore treatment plant
DESCRIPTION: a facility for improving the metal content of ore by concentration
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: OVF
DESIG: overfalls
DESCRIPTION: an area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the current
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: LKO
DESIG: oxbow lake
DESCRIPTION: a crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: PGDA
DESIG: pagoda
DESCRIPTION: a tower-like storied structure, usually a Buddhist shrine
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PAL
DESIG: palace
DESCRIPTION: a large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RESP
DESIG: palm tree reserve
DESCRIPTION: an area of palm trees where use is controlled
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: PAN
DESIG: pan(s)
DESCRIPTION: near-level shallow, natural depression(s) or basin(s), usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PRSH
DESIG: parish
DESCRIPTION: an ecclesiastical district
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: A

DESIG_CD: PRK
DESIG: park
DESCRIPTION: an area of defined limits which is set aside for human recreation and enjoyment and/or for historic preservation purposes, and is usually maintained in a natural, semi-natural, or ornamentally planted state
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: PRKHQ
DESIG: park headquarters
DESCRIPTION: a park administrative facility
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: GARG
DESIG: parking garage
DESCRIPTION: a building or underground facility used exclusively for parking vehicles
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PKLT
DESIG: parking lot
DESCRIPTION: an area used for parking vehicles
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PASS
DESIG: pass
DESCRIPTION: a break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PSTP
DESIG: patrol post
DESCRIPTION: a post from which patrols are sent out
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PK
DESIG: peak(s)
DESCRIPTION: pointed elevation(s) atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PEAT
DESIG: peat cutting area
DESCRIPTION: an area where peat is harvested
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: PEN
DESIG: peninsula
DESCRIPTION: an elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: BSNP
DESIG: petroleum basin
DESCRIPTION: an area underlain by an oil-rich structural basin
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: MFGPH
DESIG: phosphate works
DESCRIPTION: a facility for producing fertilizer
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PIER
DESIG: pier
DESCRIPTION: a structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MNPL
DESIG: placer mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: place(s) where heavy metals are concentrated and running water is used to extract them from unconsolidated sediments
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PLN
DESIG: plain(s)
DESCRIPTION: extensive area(s) of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PLAT
DESIG: plateau
DESCRIPTION: an elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PT
DESIG: point(s)
DESCRIPTION: tapering piece(s) of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PLDR
DESIG: polder
DESCRIPTION: an area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PP
DESIG: police post
DESCRIPTION: a building in which police are stationed
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PCL
DESIG: political entity
DESCRIPTION: political entity
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)
FC: A

DESIG_CD: PND
DESIG: pond(s)
DESCRIPTION: small standing waterbody(-ies)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: POOL
DESIG: pool(s)
DESCRIPTION: small and comparatively still, deep part(s) of a larger body of water such as a stream or harbor; or small body(-ies) of standing water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: PPLL
DESIG: populated locality
DESCRIPTION: an area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: PPL
DESIG: populated place
DESCRIPTION: a city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: PRT
DESIG: port
DESCRIPTION: a place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: PTGE
DESIG: portage
DESCRIPTION: a place where boats, goods, etc., are carried overland between navigable waters
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: PO
DESIG: post office
DESCRIPTION: a public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PS
DESIG: power station
DESCRIPTION: a facility for generating electric power
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PSS
DESIG: power substation
DESCRIPTION: a facility, along a power transmission line, in which electric current is switched, transformed, and/or converted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PRN
DESIG: prison
DESCRIPTION: a facility for confining prisoners
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PRNC
DESIG: prison camp
DESCRIPTION: a prison or facility used for the temporary preventative confinement of people, often in large groups
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PRMN
DESIG: promenade
DESCRIPTION: a place for public walking, usually along a beach front
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: PROM
DESIG: promontory(-ies)
DESCRIPTION: bluff(s) or prominent hill(s) overlooking or projecting into a lowland
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PYR
DESIG: pyramid(s)
DESCRIPTION: ancient massive structure(s) of square ground plan with four triangular faces meeting at a point and used for enclosing tombs
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MNQR
DESIG: quarry(-ies)
DESCRIPTION: surface mine(s) where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: QUAY
DESIG: quay
DESCRIPTION: a structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: QCKS
DESIG: quicksand
DESCRIPTION: an area where loose sand with water moving through it may become unstable when heavy objects are placed at the surface, causing them to sink
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: RECR
DESIG: racetrack
DESCRIPTION: a track where races are held
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: OBSR
DESIG: radio observatory
DESCRIPTION: a facility equipped with an array of antennae for receiving radio waves from space
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: STNR
DESIG: radio station
DESCRIPTION: a facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RR
DESIG: railroad
DESCRIPTION: a permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: R

DESIG_CD: RJCT
DESIG: railroad junction
DESCRIPTION: a place where two or more railroad tracks join
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: RSD
DESIG: railroad siding
DESCRIPTION: a short track parallel to and joining the main track
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RSGNL
DESIG: railroad signal
DESCRIPTION: a signal at the entrance of a particular section of track governing the movement of trains
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RSTN
DESIG: railroad station
DESCRIPTION: a facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RSTP
DESIG: railroad stop
DESCRIPTION: a place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TNLRR
DESIG: railroad tunnel
DESCRIPTION: a tunnel through which a railroad passes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: RYD
DESIG: railroad yard
DESCRIPTION: a system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: RNCH
DESIG: ranch(es)
DESCRIPTION: large farm(s) specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RPDS
DESIG: rapids
DESCRIPTION: a turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RVN
DESIG: ravine(s)
DESCRIPTION: small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel(s), smaller than a gorge
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RCH
DESIG: reach
DESCRIPTION: a straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RF
DESIG: reef(s)
DESCRIPTION: surface-navigation hazard(s) composed of consolidated material
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: PRNJ
DESIG: reformatory
DESCRIPTION: a facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offenders
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CMPRF
DESIG: refugee camp
DESCRIPTION: a camp used by refugees
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RGN
DESIG: region
DESCRIPTION: an area distinguished by one or more observable physical characteristics
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: CTRR
DESIG: religious center
DESCRIPTION: a facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PPLR
DESIG: religious populated place
DESCRIPTION: a populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: RLG
DESIG: religious site
DESCRIPTION: an ancient site of significant religious importance
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ITTR
DESIG: research institute
DESCRIPTION: a facility where research is carried out
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RESV
DESIG: reservation
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: RES
DESIG: reserve
DESCRIPTION: a tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: RSV
DESIG: reservoir(s)
DESCRIPTION: artificial pond(s) or lake(s)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RSRT
DESIG: resort
DESCRIPTION: a specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RHSE
DESIG: resthouse
DESCRIPTION: a structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RLGR
DESIG: retreat
DESCRIPTION: a place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RDGE
DESIG: ridge(s)
DESCRIPTION: long narrow elevation(s) with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: RD
DESIG: road
DESCRIPTION: an open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: R

DESIG_CD: RDB
DESIG: road bend
DESCRIPTION: a conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: RDCUT
DESIG: road cut
DESCRIPTION: an excavation cut through a hill or ridge for a road
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: RDJCT
DESIG: road junction
DESCRIPTION: a place where two or more roads join
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: TNLRD
DESIG: road tunnel
DESCRIPTION: a tunnel through which a road passes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: RDST
DESIG: roadstead
DESCRIPTION: an open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RK
DESIG: rock
DESCRIPTION: a conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: HMDA
DESIG: rock desert
DESCRIPTION: a relatively sand-free, high bedrock plateau in a hot desert, with or without a gravel veneer
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: RKFL
DESIG: rockfall
DESCRIPTION: an irregular mass of fallen rock at the base of a cliff or steep slope
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: RKS
DESIG: rocks
DESCRIPTION: conspicuous, isolated rocky masses
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: RKRY
DESIG: rookery
DESCRIPTION: a breeding place of a colony of birds or seals
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ESTR
DESIG: rubber plantation
DESCRIPTION: an estate which specializes in growing and tapping rubber trees
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RUIN
DESIG: ruin(s)
DESCRIPTION: destroyed or decayed structure(s) which is/are no longer functional
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: BDGQ
DESIG: ruined bridge
DESCRIPTION: a destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: DAMQ
DESIG: ruined dam
DESCRIPTION: a destroyed or decayed dam which is no longer functional
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SBKH
DESIG: sabkha(s)
DESCRIPTION: salt flat(s) or salt encrusted plain(s) subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: SDL
DESIG: saddle
DESCRIPTION: a broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: SALT
DESIG: salt area
DESCRIPTION: a shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: MFGN
DESIG: salt evaporation ponds
DESCRIPTION: diked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: LKN
DESIG: salt lake(s)
DESCRIPTION: large inland body(-ies) of salt water with no outlet
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MRSHN
DESIG: salt marsh
DESCRIPTION: a flat area, subject to periodic salt water inundation, dominated by grassy salt-tolerant plants
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MNN
DESIG: salt mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: mine(s) from which salt is extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PNDN
DESIG: salt pond(s)
DESCRIPTION: small standing body(-ies) of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: SNTR
DESIG: sanatorium
DESCRIPTION: a facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SAND
DESIG: sand area
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land covered with sand
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: ERG
DESIG: sandy desert
DESCRIPTION: an extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: STNS
DESIG: satellite station
DESCRIPTION: a facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellites
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MLSW
DESIG: sawmill
DESCRIPTION: a mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SCH
DESIG: school
DESCRIPTION: building(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ADMS
DESIG: school district
DESCRIPTION: school district
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: A

DESIG_CD: STNB
DESIG: scientific research base
DESCRIPTION: a facility for carrying out scientific/technological research or experiments
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SCRB
DESIG: scrubland
DESCRIPTION: a tract covered sparsely by low trees, bushes, and/or shrubs that have been stunted by an environmental limitation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: SEA
DESIG: sea
DESCRIPTION: a large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: SCNU
DESIG: seachannel
DESCRIPTION: a continuously sloping, elongated depression commonly found in fans or plains and customarily bordered by levees on one or two sides
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: SCSU
DESIG: seachannels
DESCRIPTION: continuously sloping, elongated depressions commonly found in fans or plains and customarily bordered by levees on one or two sides
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: SMU
DESIG: seamount
DESCRIPTION: an elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: SMSU
DESIG: seamounts
DESCRIPTION: elevations rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: AIRS
DESIG: seaplane landing area
DESCRIPTION: a place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: PPLA
DESIG: seat of a first-order administrative division
DESCRIPTION: seat of a primary administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)
FC: P

DESIG_CD: PPLA4
DESIG: seat of a fourth-order administrative division
DESCRIPTION: seat of a fourth-order administrative division
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: PPLA2
DESIG: seat of a second-order administrative division
DESCRIPTION: seat of a second-order administrative division
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: PPLA3
DESIG: seat of a third-order administrative division
DESCRIPTION: seat of a third-order administrative division
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: ADM2
DESIG: second-order administrative division
DESCRIPTION: a subdivision of a first-order administrative division
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: A

DESIG_CD: BNKX
DESIG: section of bank
DESCRIPTION: section of bank
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: CNLX
DESIG: section of canal
DESCRIPTION: section of canal
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: ESTX
DESIG: section of estate
DESCRIPTION: section of estate
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: HBRX
DESIG: section of harbor
DESCRIPTION: section of harbor
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: PCLIX
DESIG: section of independent political entity
DESCRIPTION: section of independent political entity
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)
FC: A

DESIG_CD: STMIX
DESIG: section of intermittent stream
DESCRIPTION: section of intermittent stream
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: ISLX
DESIG: section of island
DESCRIPTION: section of island
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: LGNX
DESIG: section of lagoon
DESCRIPTION: section of lagoon
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: LKX
DESIG: section of lake
DESCRIPTION: section of lake
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: PENX
DESIG: section of peninsula
DESCRIPTION: section of peninsula
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PLNX
DESIG: section of plain
DESCRIPTION: section of plain
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PLATX
DESIG: section of plateau
DESCRIPTION: section of plateau
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: PPLX
DESIG: section of populated place
DESCRIPTION: section of populated place
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: P

DESIG_CD: RFX
DESIG: section of reef
DESCRIPTION: section of reef
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: STMX
DESIG: section of stream
DESCRIPTION: section of stream
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: VALX
DESIG: section of valley
DESCRIPTION: section of valley
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: WADX
DESIG: section of wadi
DESCRIPTION: section of wadi
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: FLLSX
DESIG: section of waterfall(s)
DESCRIPTION: section of waterfall(s)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: SWT
DESIG: sewage treatment plant
DESCRIPTION: facility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SHOL
DESIG: shoal(s)
DESCRIPTION: surface-navigation hazard(s) composed of unconsolidated material
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: SHOPC
DESIG: shopping center or mall
DESCRIPTION: an urban shopping area featuring a variety of shops surrounding a usually open-air concourse reserved for pedestrian traffic; or a large suburban building or group of buildings containing various shops with associated passageways
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SHOR
DESIG: shore
DESCRIPTION: a narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: SHRN
DESIG: shrine
DESCRIPTION: a structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SINK
DESIG: sinkhole
DESCRIPTION: a small crater-shape depression in a karst area
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: ESTSL
DESIG: sisal plantation
DESCRIPTION: an estate that specializes in growing sisal
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SLID
DESIG: slide
DESCRIPTION: a mound of earth material, at the base of a slope and the associated scoured area
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: SLP
DESIG: slope(s)
DESCRIPTION: surface(s) with a relatively uniform slope angle
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: SLCE
DESIG: sluice
DESCRIPTION: a conduit or passage for carrying off surplus water from a waterbody, usually regulated by means of a sluice gate
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SNOW
DESIG: snowfield
DESCRIPTION: an area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: SD
DESIG: sound
DESCRIPTION: a long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: SPA
DESIG: spa
DESCRIPTION: a resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: CTRS
DESIG: space center
DESCRIPTION: a facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SPLY
DESIG: spillway
DESCRIPTION: a passage or outlet through which surplus water flows over, around or through a dam
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SPIT
DESIG: spit
DESCRIPTION: a narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: SPNG
DESIG: spring(s)
DESCRIPTION: place(s) where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: SPUR
DESIG: spur(s)
DESCRIPTION: subordinate ridge(s) projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: SQR
DESIG: square
DESCRIPTION: a broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: STBL
DESIG: stable
DESCRIPTION: a building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: STDM
DESIG: stadium
DESCRIPTION: a structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: STPS
DESIG: steps
DESCRIPTION: stones or slabs placed for ease in ascending or descending a steep slope
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: STKR
DESIG: stock route
DESCRIPTION: a route taken by livestock herds
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: R

DESIG_CD: REG
DESIG: stony desert
DESCRIPTION: a desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: RET
DESIG: store
DESCRIPTION: a building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SHSE
DESIG: storehouse
DESCRIPTION: a building for storing goods, especially provisions
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: STRT
DESIG: strait
DESCRIPTION: a relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: BNKR
DESIG: stream bank
DESCRIPTION: a sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: STMB
DESIG: stream bend
DESCRIPTION: a conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: STMGS
DESIG: stream gauging station
DESCRIPTION: named place where a measuring station for a watercourse, reservoir or other water body exists
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: STMM
DESIG: stream mouth(s)
DESCRIPTION: place(s) where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: STM
DESIG: stream(s)
DESCRIPTION: natural flowing watercourse(s)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: At Mouth
FC: H

DESIG_CD: ST
DESIG: street
DESCRIPTION: a paved urban thoroughfare
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: R

DESIG_CD: DAMSB
DESIG: sub-surface dam
DESCRIPTION: a dam put down to bedrock in a sand river
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SUBW
DESIG: subway
DESCRIPTION: a railroad used for mass public transportation primarily in urban areas, all or part of the system may be located below, above, or at ground level
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SUBS
DESIG: subway station
DESCRIPTION: a facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading subway passengers
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MLSG
DESIG: sugar mill
DESCRIPTION: a facility where sugar cane is processed into raw sugar
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ESTSG
DESIG: sugar plantation
DESCRIPTION: an estate that specializes in growing sugar cane
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MFGSG
DESIG: sugar refinery
DESCRIPTION: a facility for converting raw sugar into refined sugar
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SPNS
DESIG: sulphur spring(s)
DESCRIPTION: place(s) where sulphur ground water flows naturally out of the ground
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: SWMP
DESIG: swamp
DESCRIPTION: a wetland dominated by tree vegetation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: SYG
DESIG: synagogue
DESCRIPTION: a place for Jewish worship and religious instruction
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TMTU
DESIG: tablemount (or guyot)
DESCRIPTION: a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat top
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: TMSU
DESIG: tablemounts (or guyots)
DESCRIPTION: seamounts having a comparatively smooth, flat top
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: TAL
DESIG: talus slope
DESCRIPTION: a steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: OILT
DESIG: tank farm
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ESTT
DESIG: tea plantation
DESCRIPTION: an estate which specializes in growing tea bushes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: SCHT
DESIG: technical school
DESCRIPTION: post-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TMPL
DESIG: temple(s)
DESCRIPTION: edifice(s) dedicated to religious worship
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: AIRT
DESIG: terminal
DESCRIPTION: airport facilities for the handling of freight and passengers
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TRR
DESIG: terrace
DESCRIPTION: a long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: TERR
DESIG: territory
DESCRIPTION: territory
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: A

DESIG_CD: THTR
DESIG: theater
DESCRIPTION: a building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ADM3
DESIG: third-order administrative division
DESCRIPTION: a subdivision of a second-order administrative division
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: A

DESIG_CD: CRKT
DESIG: tidal creek(s)
DESCRIPTION: meandering channel(s) in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: FLTT
DESIG: tidal flat(s)
DESCRIPTION: large flat area(s) of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: MNSN
DESIG: tin mine(s)
DESCRIPTION: mine(s) where tin ore is extracted
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TOLL
DESIG: toll gate/barrier
DESCRIPTION: highway toll collection station
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TMB
DESIG: tomb(s)
DESCRIPTION: structure(s) for interring bodies
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TOWR
DESIG: tower
DESCRIPTION: a high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RDCR
DESIG: traffic circle
DESCRIPTION: a road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TRL
DESIG: trail
DESCRIPTION: a path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: R

DESIG_CD: TRANT
DESIG: transit terminal
DESCRIPTION: facilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TREE
DESIG: tree(s)
DESCRIPTION: conspicuous tree(s) used as landmark(s)
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: TRIG
DESIG: triangulation station
DESCRIPTION: a point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: TRB
DESIG: tribal area
DESCRIPTION: a tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: TUND
DESIG: tundra
DESCRIPTION: a marshy, treeless, high latitude plain, dominated by mosses, lichens, and low shrub vegetation under permafrost conditions
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: TNL
DESIG: tunnel(s)
DESCRIPTION: naturally occurring or manmade underground passage(s), open at both ends and usually containing a transportation route
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: R

DESIG_CD: CNLSB
DESIG: underground irrigation canal(s)
DESCRIPTION: gently inclined underground tunnel(s) bringing water for irrigation from aquifers
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)
FC: H

DESIG_CD: LKSB
DESIG: underground lake
DESCRIPTION: a standing body of water in a cave
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: APNU
DESIG: undersea apron
DESCRIPTION: a gentle slope, with a generally smooth surface, particularly found around groups of islands and seamounts
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: ARCU
DESIG: undersea arch
DESCRIPTION: a low bulge around the southeastern end of the island of Hawaii
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: ARRU
DESIG: undersea arrugado
DESCRIPTION: an area of subdued corrugations off Baja California
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: BNKU
DESIG: undersea bank
DESCRIPTION: an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: BKSU
DESIG: undersea banks
DESCRIPTION: elevations, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: BSNU
DESIG: undersea basin
DESCRIPTION: a depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: BNCU
DESIG: undersea bench
DESCRIPTION: a small terrace
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: BDLU
DESIG: undersea borderland
DESCRIPTION: a region adjacent to a continent, normally occupied by or bordering a shelf, that is highly irregular with depths well in excess of those typical of a shelf
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: CNYU
DESIG: undersea canyon
DESCRIPTION: a relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: CNSU
DESIG: undersea canyons
DESCRIPTION: relatively narrow, deep depressions with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: CDAU
DESIG: undersea cordillera
DESCRIPTION: an entire mountain system including the subordinate ranges, interior plateaus, and basins
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: ESCU
DESIG: undersea escarpment (or scarp)
DESCRIPTION: an elongated and comparatively steep slope separating flat or gently sloping areas
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: FANU
DESIG: undersea fan
DESCRIPTION: a relatively smooth feature normally sloping away from the lower termination of a canyon or canyon system
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: FLTU
DESIG: undersea flat
DESCRIPTION: a small level or nearly level area
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: FRKU
DESIG: undersea fork
DESCRIPTION: a branch of a canyon or valley
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: FRSU
DESIG: undersea forks
DESCRIPTION: a branch of a canyon or valley
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: FRZU
DESIG: undersea fracture zone
DESCRIPTION: an extensive linear zone of irregular topography of the sea floor, characterized by steep-sided or asymmetrical ridges, troughs, or escarpments
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: FURU
DESIG: undersea furrow
DESCRIPTION: a closed, linear, narrow, shallow depression
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: GAPU
DESIG: undersea gap
DESCRIPTION: a narrow break in a ridge or rise
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: GLYU
DESIG: undersea gully
DESCRIPTION: a small valley-like feature
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: HLLU
DESIG: undersea hill
DESCRIPTION: an elevation rising generally less than 500 meters
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: HLSU
DESIG: undersea hills
DESCRIPTION: elevations rising generally less than 500 meters
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: HOLU
DESIG: undersea hole
DESCRIPTION: a small depression of the sea floor
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: KNLU
DESIG: undersea knoll
DESCRIPTION: an elevation rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: KNSU
DESIG: undersea knolls
DESCRIPTION: elevations rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summits
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: LDGU
DESIG: undersea ledge
DESCRIPTION: a rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: LEVU
DESIG: undersea levee
DESCRIPTION: an embankment bordering a canyon, valley, or seachannel
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: MDVU
DESIG: undersea median valley
DESCRIPTION: the axial depression of the mid-oceanic ridge system
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: MESU
DESIG: undersea mesa
DESCRIPTION: an isolated, extensive, flat-topped elevation on the shelf, with relatively steep sides
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: MOTU
DESIG: undersea moat
DESCRIPTION: an annular depression that may not be continuous, located at the base of many seamounts, islands, and other isolated elevations
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: MNDU
DESIG: undersea mound
DESCRIPTION: a low, isolated, rounded hill
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: MTU
DESIG: undersea mountain
DESCRIPTION: a well-delineated subdivision of a large and complex positive feature
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: MTSU
DESIG: undersea mountains
DESCRIPTION: well-delineated subdivisions of a large and complex positive feature
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: PKU
DESIG: undersea peak
DESCRIPTION: a prominent elevation, part of a larger feature, either pointed or of very limited extent across the summit
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: PKSU
DESIG: undersea peaks
DESCRIPTION: prominent elevations, part of a larger feature, either pointed or of very limited extent across the summit
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: PNLU
DESIG: undersea pinnacle
DESCRIPTION: a high tower or spire-shaped pillar of rock or coral, alone or cresting a summit
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: PLNU
DESIG: undersea plain
DESCRIPTION: a flat, gently sloping or nearly level region
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: PLTU
DESIG: undersea plateau
DESCRIPTION: a comparatively flat-topped feature of considerable extent, dropping off abruptly on one or more sides
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: PLFU
DESIG: undersea platform
DESCRIPTION: a flat or gently sloping underwater surface extending seaward from the shore
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: PRVU
DESIG: undersea province
DESCRIPTION: a region identifiable by a group of similar physiographic features whose characteristics are markedly in contrast with surrounding areas
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: RMPU
DESIG: undersea ramp
DESCRIPTION: a gentle slope connecting areas of different elevations
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: RNGU
DESIG: undersea range
DESCRIPTION: a series of associated ridges or seamounts
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: RAVU
DESIG: undersea ravine
DESCRIPTION: a small canyon
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: RFU
DESIG: undersea reef
DESCRIPTION: a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: RFSU
DESIG: undersea reefs
DESCRIPTION: surface-navigation hazards composed of consolidated material
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: RDGU
DESIG: undersea ridge
DESCRIPTION: a long narrow elevation with steep sides
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: RDSU
DESIG: undersea ridges
DESCRIPTION: long narrow elevations with steep sides
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: RISU
DESIG: undersea rise
DESCRIPTION: a broad elevation that rises gently, and generally smoothly, from the sea floor
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: SDLU
DESIG: undersea saddle
DESCRIPTION: a low part, resembling in shape a saddle, in a ridge or between contiguous seamounts
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: SHFU
DESIG: undersea shelf
DESCRIPTION: a zone adjacent to a continent (or around an island) that extends from the low water line to a depth at which there is usually a marked increase of slope towards oceanic depths
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: EDGU
DESIG: undersea shelf edge
DESCRIPTION: a line along which there is a marked increase of slope at the outer margin of a continental shelf or island shelf
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: SHVU
DESIG: undersea shelf valley
DESCRIPTION: a valley on the shelf, generally the shoreward extension of a canyon
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: SHLU
DESIG: undersea shoal
DESCRIPTION: a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: SHSU
DESIG: undersea shoals
DESCRIPTION: hazards to surface navigation composed of unconsolidated material
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: SILU
DESIG: undersea sill
DESCRIPTION: the low part of an underwater gap or saddle separating basins, including a similar feature at the mouth of a fjord
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: SLPU
DESIG: undersea slope
DESCRIPTION: the slope seaward from the shelf edge to the beginning of a continental rise or the point where there is a general reduction in slope
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: SPRU
DESIG: undersea spur
DESCRIPTION: a subordinate elevation, ridge, or rise projecting outward from a larger feature
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: TERU
DESIG: undersea terrace
DESCRIPTION: a relatively flat horizontal or gently inclined surface, sometimes long and narrow, which is bounded by a steeper ascending slope on one side and by a steep descending slope on the opposite side
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: TNGU
DESIG: undersea tongue
DESCRIPTION: an elongate (tongue-like) extension of a flat sea floor into an adjacent higher feature
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: TRNU
DESIG: undersea trench
DESCRIPTION: a long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: TRGU
DESIG: undersea trough
DESCRIPTION: a long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: VALU
DESIG: undersea valley
DESCRIPTION: a relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: VLSU
DESIG: undersea valleys
DESCRIPTION: a relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)
FC: U

DESIG_CD: UPLD
DESIG: upland
DESCRIPTION: an extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: VAL
DESIG: valley(s)
DESCRIPTION: elongated depression(s) usually traversed by a stream
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: VETF
DESIG: veterinary facility
DESCRIPTION: a building or camp at which veterinary services are available
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: VIN
DESIG: vineyard(s)
DESCRIPTION: planting(s) of grapevines
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: V

DESIG_CD: VLC
DESIG: volcano
DESCRIPTION: a conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: T

DESIG_CD: WADB
DESIG: wadi bend
DESCRIPTION: a conspicuously curved or bent segment of a wadi
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: WADJ
DESIG: wadi junction
DESCRIPTION: a place where two or more wadies join
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: WADM
DESIG: wadi mouth
DESCRIPTION: the lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or waterbody
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: WAD
DESIG: wadi(s)
DESCRIPTION: dry, intermittent, or ephemeral drainage course(s) commonly found in North Africa, and the Middle East, the channels of which are commonly shallow and braided
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: At Mouth
FC: H

DESIG_CD: WALL
DESIG: wall
DESCRIPTION: a thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MLWTR
DESIG: water mill
DESCRIPTION: a mill powered by running water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: PMPW
DESIG: water pumping station
DESCRIPTION: a facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: RSVT
DESIG: water tank
DESCRIPTION: a contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: WLL
DESIG: water well(s)
DESCRIPTION: single or multiple shafts sunk into the ground to reach and tap a supply of water
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: FLLS
DESIG: waterfall(s)
DESCRIPTION: perpendicular or very steep descent(s) of the water of a stream
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: WTRH
DESIG: waterhole(s)
DESCRIPTION: natural hole(s), hollow(s), or small depression(s) that contain(s) water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: WTRW
DESIG: waterworks
DESCRIPTION: a facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: WEIR
DESIG: weir(s)
DESCRIPTION: small dam(s) in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: WTLD
DESIG: wetland
DESCRIPTION: an area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: STNW
DESIG: whaling station
DESCRIPTION: a facility for butchering whales and processing train oil
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: WHRF
DESIG: wharf(-ves)
DESCRIPTION: a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: WHRL
DESIG: whirlpool
DESCRIPTION: a turbulent, rotating movement of water in a stream
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: H

DESIG_CD: RESW
DESIG: wildlife reserve
DESCRIPTION: a tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: L

DESIG_CD: PSW
DESIG: wind farm
DESCRIPTION: a collection of wind turbines that are collocated and organized as a single power-generation unit
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: MLWND
DESIG: windmill
DESCRIPTION: a mill or water pump powered by wind
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: WRCK
DESIG: wreck
DESCRIPTION: the site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S

DESIG_CD: ZOO
DESIG: zoo
DESCRIPTION: a zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
COLLECTION_GUIDANCE: Center of Feature
FC: S