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Feature Designation CodeFeature Designation NameFeature Designation TextCollection GuidanceFeature Class
AIRQabandoned airfieldabandoned airfieldCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CMPQabandoned campabandoned campCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CNLQabandoned canalabandoned canalWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)H - Hydrographic
MFGQabandoned factoryabandoned factoryCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
FRMQabandoned farmabandoned farmCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MNQabandoned mineabandoned mineCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MSSNQabandoned missionabandoned missionCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
OILQabandoned oil wellabandoned oil wellCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PPQabandoned police postabandoned police postCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PPLQabandoned populated placeabandoned populated placeCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
PRNQabandoned prisonabandoned prisonCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RRQabandoned railroadabandoned railroadWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)R - Streets/Highways/Roads
RSTNQabandoned railroad stationabandoned railroad stationCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RSTPQabandoned railroad stopabandoned railroad stopCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RYDQabandoned railroad yardan abandoned railroad yardCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patternsWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)H - Hydrographic
WLLQabandoned wellabandoned wellCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative levelCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
ADMFadministrative facilitya building that houses one or more functions of government. Not related to any specific level of governmentCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlementCenter of FeatureL - Area
AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agricultureCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RESAagricultural reservea tract of land reserved for agricultural reclamation and/or developmentCenter of FeatureL - Area
SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agricultureCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiatedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargoCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargoCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open spaceCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstreamAt MouthH - Hydrographic
ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchorCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RDAancient roadthe remains of a road used by ancient culturesWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)R - Streets/Highways/Roads
ANSancient sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are locatedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
WALLAancient wallthe remains of a linear defensive stone structureCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
BLDAapartment buildinga building containing several individual apartmentsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
AQCaquaculture facilityfacility or area for the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agricultureCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry waterAt Dispersal PointH - Hydrographic
ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an archCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
LANDArctic landa tract of land in the ArcticCenter of FeatureL - Area
AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundariesCenter of FeatureL - Area
ISLFartificial islandan island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoonCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
ASPHasphalt lakea small basin containing naturally occurring asphaltCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodiesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ASYLasyluma facility where the insane are cared for and protectedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field eventsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ATOLatoll(s)ring-shaped coral reef(s) with closely spaced islands on it encircling lagoon(s)Center of FeatureT - Hypsographic
CTRAatomic centera facility where atomic research is carried outCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
BDLDbadlandsan area characterized by a maze of very closely spaced, deep, narrow, steep-sided ravines, and sharp crests and pinnaclesCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
BSTNbaling stationa facility for baling agricultural productsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ESTBbanana plantationan estate that specializes in the growing of bananasCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
BNKbank(s)elevation(s), typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigationCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
BARbara 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 coastsCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnelCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importanceCenter of FeatureL - Area
BAYbay(s)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 coveCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RDGBbeach ridgea ridge of sand just inland and parallel to the beach, usually in seriesCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
BCHbeach(es)shore zone(s) of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm wavesCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation markCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
BNCHbencha long, narrow bedrock platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbodyCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
BGHTbight(s)open body(-ies) of water forming a slight recession in a coastlineCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
BLHLblowhole(s)hole(s) in coastal rock through which sea water is forced by a rising tide or waves and spurted through outlet(s) into the airCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
BLOWblowout(s)small depression(s) in sandy terrain, caused by wind erosionCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vesselsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
BOGbog(s)wetland(s) characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plantsCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goodsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
BLDRboulder fielda high altitude or high latitude bare, flat area covered with large angular rocksCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundaryCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or portCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians acrossCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ZNBbuffer zonea delimited area separating two, or more, political entities or territories, within which certain activities are limited or prohibitedCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
BLDGbuilding(s)structure(s) built for permanent use, as house(s), factory(-ies), etc.Center of FeatureS - Spot Features
BURburial cave(s)cave(s) used for human burialsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are locatedCenter of FeatureL - Area
BUTEbutte(s)small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill(s) with steep sidesCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CLDAcalderaa depression measuring kilometers across formed by the collapse of a volcanic mountainCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
CMPcamp(s)site(s) occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary useCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CNLcanalan individual, or system, of artificial waterway(s) with no natural flow, or a controlled flow, usable or built for irrigation and/or navigationWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)H - Hydrographic
CNLBcanal benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a canalAt BendH - Hydrographic
TNLCcanal tunnela tunnel through which a canal passesCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightenedAt MouthH - Hydrographic
MFGCcannerya building where food items are cannedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous areaCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal directionCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PPLCDcapital of a dependency or special areacapital or administrative center of a dependent political territory or area of special sovereigntyCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)P - Populated Place
PPLCcapital of an independent statecapital of a political entity designated as an independent stateCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)P - Populated Place
RTEcaravan routethe route taken by caravansWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)R - Streets/Highways/Roads
CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gamblingCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildingsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TNKDcattle dipping tanka small artificial pond used for immersing cattle in chemically treated water for disease controlCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow waterCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
CAVEcave(s)underground passageway(s) or chamber(s), or cavity(-ies) on the side of a cliffCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CMTYcemeterya burial place or groundCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flowsWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)H - Hydrographic
MNCRchrome mine(s)mine(s) where chrome ore is extractedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CHchurcha building for public Christian worshipCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CRQcirque(es)bowl-like hollow(s) partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valleyCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removedCenter of FeatureL - Area
CFTcleft(s)deep narrow slot(s), notch(s), or groove(s) in a coastal cliffCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
CLFcliff(s)high, steep to perpendicular slope(s) overlooking a waterbody or lower areaCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
HSPCclinicfacility which provides medical or surgical treatment for the ill or wounded on an out-patient basis (for example: at a clinic or dispensary)Center of FeatureS - Spot Features
MNCcoal mine(s)mine(s) where coal is extractedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
COLFcoalfielda region in which coal deposits of possible economic value occurCenter of FeatureL - Area
CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shorelineCenter of FeatureL - Area
STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vesselsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learningCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting informationCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activitiesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CNSconcession areaa lease of land by a government for economic development, e.g., mining, forestryCenter of FeatureL - Area
CONEcone(s)conical landform(s) composed of mud or volcanic materialCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow togetherCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
CRSUcontinental risea gentle slope rising from oceanic depths towards the foot of a continental slopeCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusionCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MNCUcopper mine(s)mine(s) where copper ore is extractedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MFGCUcopper worksa facility for processing copper oreCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RFCcoral reef(s)surface-navigation hazard(s) composed of coralCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
CRRLcorral(s)enclosed area(s) where livestock may be captured and/or temporarily keptCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CRDRcorridora strip or area of land having significance as an access wayCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
ESTCcotton plantationan estate specializing in the cultivation of cottonCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estateCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are heldCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CTYDcourtyardan area surrounded by a building or complex and open to the skyCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
COVEcove(s)small coastal indentation(s), smaller than a bayCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
LKCcrater lake(s)body(-ies) of water formed by the collection of water in the crater of an inactive volcanoCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
CRTRcrater(s)generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression(s) caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive actionCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
CUETcuesta(s)asymmetric ridge(s) formed on tilted strataCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivationCenter of FeatureV - Vegetation
RGNCcultural regionan area of cultural or historical significance, varying in size and often formerly an administrative subdivision or a political entityCenter of FeatureL - Area
CRNTcurrenta horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocityCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
CSTMcustoms checkpointa 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 countryCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CUTFcutoffa channel formed as a result of a stream cutting through a meander neckCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk productsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound waterCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
DEPUdeepa localized deep area within the confines of a larger feature, such as a trough, basin or trenchCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a streamCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PCLDdependent political entitydependent political entityCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
DPRdepression(s)low area(s) surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainageCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditionsCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by warCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
MNDTdiatomite mine(s)place(s) where diatomaceous earth is extractedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream controlCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
DIPdiplomatic facilityoffice, 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 missionCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
STMDdistributary(-ies)branch(es) which flow(s) away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal(s)At MouthH - Hydrographic
DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the landWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)H - Hydrographic
DTCHMditch mouth(s)area(s) where a drainage ditch enters a lagoon, lake or bayCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
DVDdividea line separating adjacent drainage basinsCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
DCKdocka 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 wharvesCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing shipsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a streamCenter of FeatureL - Area
DTCHDdrainage ditcha ditch which serves to drain the landWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)H - Hydrographic
DCKDdry docka dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SBEDdry stream beda channel formerly containing the water of a streamCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
DUNEdune(s)wave form(s), ridge(s) or star-shape feature(s) composed of sandCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
RGNEeconomic regiona region of a country established for economic development or for statistical purposesCenter of FeatureL - Area
SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and belowCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
ESTestate(s)large commercialized agricultural landholding(s) with associated buildings and other facilitiesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influencesCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
FCLfacilityan area, and associated structures, that have been developed to perform a specific principal functionCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricatedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
FANfan(s)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 plainCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activitiesCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
FRMfarm(s)tract(s) of land and associated building(s) devoted primarily to the production of crops and or livestockCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbodyCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
FYTferry terminal a place where ferries pick-up and discharge passengers, vehicles and or cargoCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
FLDfield(s)open as opposed to wooded area(s)Center of FeatureL - Area
FINfinancial institutionan establishment for the custody, loan, exchange or issue of money, for the extension of credit, and for facilitating the transmission of fundsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
FIREfire stationbuilding housing firefighters and/or fire fighting equipmentCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RNGAfiring rangea tract of land designated for the safe discharge of weapons of all types and the detonation of munitionsCenter of FeatureL - Area
ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United StatesCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fishCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
PNDSFfishpondsponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raisedCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
FSRfissurea crack associated with volcanismCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
FJDfjord(s)long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm(s) of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coastsCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicleCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled useCenter of FeatureL - Area
STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest managementCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
FRSTforest(s)area(s) dominated by tree vegetationCenter of FeatureV - Vegetation
MLSGQformer sugar milla sugar mill no longer used as a sugar millCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
FTforta building that is specifically designed or reinforced to provide for defense from armed attackCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
FRSTFfossilized foresta forest fossilized by geologic processes and now exposed at the earth's surfaceCenter of FeatureV - Vegetation
FNDYfoundrya building or works where metal casting is carried outCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
FNTfountaina monumental and/or ornamental structure containing moving water, often including jets, falls, or other decorative featuresCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
ZNFfree trade zonean area, usually a section of a port, where goods may be received and shipped free of customs duty and of most customs regulationsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is storedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportationCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
GDNgarden(s)enclosure(s) for displaying selected plant or animal lifeCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
GOSPgas-oil separator planta facility for separating gas from oilCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic valueCenter of FeatureL - Area
GATEgatea barrier on a transportation route that controls passage along that routeCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
GYSRgeysera type of hot spring with intermittent eruptions of jets of hot water and steamCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
GHATghāta set of steps leading to a river, which are of religious significance, and at their base is usually a platform for bathingCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
GLCRglacier(s)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 massesCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
MNAUgold mine(s)mine(s) where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extractedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is playedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
GRGEgorge(s)short, narrow, steep-sided section(s) of a stream valleyCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetationCenter of FeatureV - Vegetation
GRVEgravea burial siteCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
GVLgravel areaan area covered with gravelCenter of FeatureL - Area
GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazingCenter of FeatureL - Area
GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately plantedCenter of FeatureV - Vegetation
GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guestsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bayCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for restCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
HMCKhammock(s)patch(es) of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetlandCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
AIRGhangara covered and usually enclosed area for housing and repairing aircraftCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
VALGhanging valleya valley the floor of which is notably higher than the valley or shore to which it leads; most common in areas that have been glaciatedCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
HBRharbor(s)haven(s) or space(s) of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for shipsCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coastCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basinCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heatherCenter of FeatureV - Vegetation
AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take offCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
HERMhermitagea secluded residence, usually for religious sectsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300mCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300mCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importanceCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
HMSDhomesteada residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New ZealandCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treatedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SPNThot spring(s)place(s) where hot ground water flows naturally out of the groundCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the publicCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
HSEhouse(s)a building or buildings used as human habitationCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development planCenter of FeatureL - Area
RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for huntingCenter of FeatureL - Area
HUThut(s)single or multiple, small, free standing, self-contained residence(s) usually having only a single multi-function roomCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water powerCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CAPGicecapa dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheetCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
DPRGicecap depressiona comparatively depressed area on an icecapCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
DOMGicecap domea comparatively elevated area on an icecapCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RDGGicecap ridgea linear elevation on an icecapCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
PCLIindependent political entityindependent political entityCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activityCenter of FeatureL - Area
INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of waterCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
STNIinspection stationa station at which vehicles, goods, and people are inspectedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TRGDinterdune trough(s)long wind-swept trough(s) between parallel longitudinal dunesCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
INTFinterfluvea relatively undissected upland between adjacent stream valleysCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
LKIintermittent lake(s)large inland body(-ies) of water that are filled for part of the year onlyCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
LKOIintermittent oxbow lakeintermittent oxbow lakeCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
PNDIintermittent pond(s)small standing waterbody(-ies) that are filled for part of the yearCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
POOLIintermittent poolintermittent poolCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RSVIintermittent reservoirintermittent reservoirCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
LKNIintermittent salt lake(s)large inland body(-ies) of salt water that are filled for part of the year onlyCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
PNDNIintermittent salt pond(s)intermittent salt pond(s)Center of FeatureH - Hydrographic
STMIintermittent streamintermittent streamAt MouthH - Hydrographic
WTLDIintermittent wetlandintermittent wetlandCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RDINintersectiona 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 streamsCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
MNFEiron mine(s)mine(s) where iron ore is extractedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
FLDIirrigated field(s)tract(s) of level or terraced land which is/are irrigatedCenter of FeatureL - Area
DTCHIirrigation ditcha ditch which serves to distribute irrigation waterWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)H - Hydrographic
SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.Center of FeatureH - Hydrographic
ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high waterCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high waterCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
STLMTIsraeli settlementIsraeli settlementCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by waterCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and siltingCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
KRSTkarst areaa distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainageCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
CMPLAlabor campa camp used by migrant or temporary laborersCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
LGNlagoon(s)shallow coastal waterbody(-ies), completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional featureCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
LKlakea large inland body of standing waterCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
LBEDlake bed(s)dried up or drained area(s) of former lake(s)Center of FeatureH - Hydrographic
CHNLlake channel(s)part(s) of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)H - Hydrographic
RGNLlake regiona tract of land distinguished by numerous lakesCenter of FeatureL - Area
LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing waterCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikesCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying landCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilitiesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lavaCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
MNPBlead mine(s)mine(s) where lead ore is extractedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
LTERleased areaa tract of land leased by the United Kingdom from the People's Republic of China to form part of Hong KongCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
LEPCleper colonya settled area inhabited by lepers in relative isolationCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepersCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
LEVleveea natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floodsCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
LIBlibrarya building housing a curated collection of information resources, which may include books, periodicals, audiovisual and reference materialsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation lightCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MFGLMlimekilna furnace in which limestone is reduced to limeCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundariesCenter of FeatureL - Area
LOCKlock(s)basin(s) in a waterway with gates at each end by means of which vessels are passed from one water level to anotherCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggersCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
LGHSElonghousea long, narrow, often single-room structure, used as a communal dwelling by large extended families and kinship groupsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
STMSBlost rivera surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid areaWhere stream disperses in arid area or goes undergroundH - Hydrographic
MVAmaneuver areaa tract of land where military field exercises are carried outCenter of FeatureL - Area
ISLMmangrove islanda mangrove swamp surrounded by a waterbodyCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetationCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.Center of FeatureS - Spot Features
CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitableWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)H - Hydrographic
SCHNmaritime schoola school at which maritime sciences form the core of the curriculumCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervalsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MRSHmarsh(es)wetland(s) dominated by grass-like vegetationCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetationCenter of FeatureV - Vegetation
NKMmeander necka narrow strip of land between the two limbs of a meander loop at its narrowest pointCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.Center of FeatureS - Spot Features
MESAmesa(s)flat-topped, isolated elevation(s) with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateauCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recordedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
INSMmilitary installationan installation designed for and used by the militaryCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculumCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MLmill(s)building(s) housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting productsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MNmine(s)site(s) where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passagesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extractedCenter of FeatureL - Area
CMPMNmining campa camp used by minersCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MSSNmissiona 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 religionCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwaterCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusionCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statueCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MOORmoor(s)area(s) of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soilsCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
MRNmorainea mound, ridge, or other accumulation of glacial tillCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worshipCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MNDmound(s)low, isolated, rounded hill(s)Center of FeatureT - Hypsographic
MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or moreCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridgesCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
FLTMmud flat(s)relatively level area(s) of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to floodingCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
MFGMmunitions planta factory where ammunition is madeCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibitedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.Center of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitatCenter of FeatureL - Area
NVBnaval basean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for troops and naval personnel, a port for naval vessels, and from which operations are initiatedCenter of FeatureL - Area
MNNInickel mine(s)mine(s) where nickel ore is extractedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
NOVnovitiatea religious house or school where novices are trainedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PSNnuclear power stationnuclear power stationCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
NTKnunataka rock or mountain peak protruding through glacial iceCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
NTKSnunataksrocks or mountain peaks protruding through glacial iceCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
NSYnursery(-ies)place(s) where plants are propagated for transplanting or graftingCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of waterCenter of FeatureL - Area
OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation pointCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomenaCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
OCNoceanone of the major divisions of the vast expanse of salt water covering part of the earthCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)H - Hydrographic
BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conductedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CMPOoil campa camp used by oilfield workersCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ESTOoil palm plantationan estate specializing in the cultivation of oil palm treesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
OILPoil pipelinea pipeline used for transporting oilAt Dispersal PointR - Streets/Highways/Roads
OILJoil pipeline junctiona section of an oil pipeline where two or more pipes join togetherCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipelineCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipelineCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum productsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumpedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic valueCenter of FeatureL - Area
MLOolive oil milla mill where oil is extracted from olivesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
OCHorchard(s)planting(s) of fruit or nut treesCenter of FeatureV - Vegetation
MLMore treatment planta facility for improving the metal content of ore by concentrationCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
OVFoverfallsan area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the currentCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streamsCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
PGDApagodaa tower-like storied structure, usually a Buddhist shrineCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residenceCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RESPpalm tree reservean area of palm trees where use is controlledCenter of FeatureL - Area
PANpan(s)near-level shallow, natural depression(s) or basin(s), usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or poolCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PRSHparishan ecclesiastical districtCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
PRKparkan 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 stateCenter of FeatureL - Area
PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facilityCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
GARGparking garagea building or underground facility used exclusively for parking vehiclesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehiclesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]Center of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PSTPpatrol posta post from which patrols are sent outCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PKpeak(s)pointed elevation(s) atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic featureCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PEATpeat cutting areaan area where peat is harvestedCenter of FeatureL - Area
PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by waterCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
BSNPpetroleum basinan area underlain by an oil-rich structural basinCenter of FeatureL - Area
MFGPHphosphate worksa facility for producing fertilizerCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreationCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MNPLplacer mine(s)place(s) where heavy metals are concentrated and running water is used to extract them from unconsolidated sedimentsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PLNplain(s)extensive area(s) of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher areaCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streamsCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PTpoint(s)tapering piece(s) of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a capeCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and drainingCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PPpolice posta building in which police are stationedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PCLpolitical entitypolitical entityCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
PNDpond(s)small standing waterbody(-ies)Center of FeatureH - Hydrographic
POOLpool(s)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 waterCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildingsCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and workCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harborCenter of FeatureL - Area
PTGEportagea place where boats, goods, etc., are carried overland between navigable watersCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PSpower stationa facility for generating electric powerCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PSSpower substationa facility, along a power transmission line, in which electric current is switched, transformed, and/or convertedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PRNprisona facility for confining prisonersCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PRNCprison campa prison or facility used for the temporary preventative confinement of people, often in large groupsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach frontCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
PROMpromontory(-ies)bluff(s) or prominent hill(s) overlooking or projecting into a lowlandCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PYRpyramid(s)ancient massive structure(s) of square ground plan with four triangular faces meeting at a point and used for enclosing tombsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MNQRquarry(-ies)surface mine(s) where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extractedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilitiesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
QCKSquicksandan area where loose sand with water moving through it may become unstable when heavy objects are placed at the surface, causing them to sinkCenter of FeatureL - Area
RECRracetracka track where races are heldCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
OBSRradio observatorya facility equipped with an array of antennae for receiving radio waves from spaceCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio wavesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distancesWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)R - Streets/Highways/Roads
RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks joinCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main trackCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RSGNLrailroad signala signal at the entrance of a particular section of track governing the movement of trainsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freightCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freightCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passesCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight carsCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
RNCHranch(es)large farm(s) specializing in extensive grazing of livestockCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bedCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RVNravine(s)small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel(s), smaller than a gorgeCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bendsCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RFreef(s)surface-navigation hazard(s) composed of consolidated materialCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
PRNJreformatorya facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offendersCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugeesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical characteristicsCenter of FeatureL - Area
CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worshipCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupationsCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importanceCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried outCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populationsCenter of FeatureL - Area
RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to useCenter of FeatureL - Area
RSVreservoir(s)artificial pond(s) or lake(s)Center of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activitiesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelersCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RLGRretreata place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groupsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RDGEridge(s)long narrow elevation(s) with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crestCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehiclesWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)R - Streets/Highways/Roads
RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a roadCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
RDCUTroad cutan excavation cut through a hill or ridge for a roadCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads joinCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
TNLRDroad tunnela tunnel through which a road passesCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harborCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky massCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
HMDArock deserta relatively sand-free, high bedrock plateau in a hot desert, with or without a gravel veneerCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
RKFLrockfallan irregular mass of fallen rock at the base of a cliff or steep slopeCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky massesCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
RKRYrookerya breeding place of a colony of birds or sealsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ESTRrubber plantationan estate which specializes in growing and tapping rubber treesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RUINruin(s)destroyed or decayed structure(s) which is/are no longer functionalCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
BDGQruined bridgea destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functionalCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
DAMQruined dama destroyed or decayed dam which is no longer functionalCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SBKHsabkha(s)salt flat(s) or salt encrusted plain(s) subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tidesCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountainsCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundationCenter of FeatureL - Area
MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated saltCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
LKNsalt lake(s)large inland body(-ies) of salt water with no outletCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
MRSHNsalt marsha flat area, subject to periodic salt water inundation, dominated by grassy salt-tolerant plantsCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
MNNsalt mine(s)mine(s) from which salt is extractedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PNDNsalt pond(s)small standing body(-ies) of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoastCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treatedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sandCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunesCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
STNSsatellite stationa facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellitesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes placeCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ADMSschool districtschool districtCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
STNBscientific research basea facility for carrying out scientific/technological research or experimentsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SCRBscrublanda tract covered sparsely by low trees, bushes, and/or shrubs that have been stunted by an environmental limitationCenter of FeatureV - Vegetation
SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an oceanCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)H - Hydrographic
SCNUseachannela continuously sloping, elongated depression commonly found in fans or plains and customarily bordered by levees on one or two sidesCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
SCSUseachannelscontinuously sloping, elongated depressions commonly found in fans or plains and customarily bordered by levees on one or two sidesCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summitCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
SMSUseamountselevations rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summitCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take offCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a primary administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)P - Populated Place
PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative divisionseat of a fourth-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative divisionseat of a second-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative divisionseat of a third-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
BNKXsection of banksection of bankCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
CNLXsection of canalsection of canalCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
ESTXsection of estatesection of estateCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
HBRXsection of harborsection of harborCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
PCLIXsection of independent political entitysection of independent political entityCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
STMIXsection of intermittent streamsection of intermittent streamCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
ISLXsection of islandsection of islandCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
LGNXsection of lagoonsection of lagoonCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
LKXsection of lakesection of lakeCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
PENXsection of peninsulasection of peninsulaCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PLNXsection of plainsection of plainCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PLATXsection of plateausection of plateauCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
PPLXsection of populated placesection of populated placeCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
RFXsection of reefsection of reefCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
STMXsection of streamsection of streamCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
VALXsection of valleysection of valleyCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
WADXsection of wadisection of wadiCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
FLLSXsection of waterfall(s)section of waterfall(s)Center of FeatureH - Hydrographic
SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewaterCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SHOLshoal(s)surface-navigation hazard(s) composed of unconsolidated materialCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
SHOPCshopping center or mallan 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 passagewaysCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectivelyCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious conceptCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst areaCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
ESTSLsisal plantationan estate that specializes in growing sisalCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SLIDslidea mound of earth material, at the base of a slope and the associated scoured areaCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
SLPslope(s)surface(s) with a relatively uniform slope angleCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
SLCEsluicea conduit or passage for carrying off surplus water from a waterbody, usually regulated by means of a sluice gateCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacierCenter of FeatureL - Area
SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of waterCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal springCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
CTRSspace centera facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehiclesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SPLYspillwaya passage or outlet through which surplus water flows over, around or through a damCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbodyCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
SPNGspring(s)place(s) where ground water flows naturally out of the groundCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
SPURspur(s)subordinate ridge(s) projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevationCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or cityCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horsesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectatorsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
STPSstepsstones or slabs placed for ease in ascending or descending a steep slopeCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
STKRstock routea route taken by livestock herdsWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)R - Streets/Highways/Roads
REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stonesCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for saleCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisionsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of waterCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on landCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a streamCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
STMGSstream gauging stationnamed place where a measuring station for a watercourse, reservoir or other water body existsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
STMMstream mouth(s)place(s) where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the seaCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
STMstream(s)natural flowing watercourse(s)At MouthH - Hydrographic
STstreeta paved urban thoroughfareWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)R - Streets/Highways/Roads
DAMSBsub-surface dama dam put down to bedrock in a sand riverCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SUBWsubwaya railroad used for mass public transportation primarily in urban areas, all or part of the system may be located below, above, or at ground levelCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SUBSsubway stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading subway passengersCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MLSGsugar milla facility where sugar cane is processed into raw sugarCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ESTSGsugar plantationan estate that specializes in growing sugar caneCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MFGSGsugar refinerya facility for converting raw sugar into refined sugarCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SPNSsulphur spring(s)place(s) where sulphur ground water flows naturally out of the groundCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetationCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
SYGsynagoguea place for Jewish worship and religious instructionCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TMTUtablemount (or guyot)a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat topCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
TMSUtablemounts (or guyots)seamounts having a comparatively smooth, flat topCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slopeCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are storedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ESTTtea plantationan estate which specializes in growing tea bushesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculumCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TMPLtemple(s)edifice(s) dedicated to religious worshipCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
AIRTterminalairport facilities for the handling of freight and passengersCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbodyCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
TERRterritoryterritoryCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productionsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
CRKTtidal creek(s)meandering channel(s) in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currentsCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
FLTTtidal flat(s)large flat area(s) of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tideCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
MNSNtin mine(s)mine(s) where tin ore is extractedCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TOLLtoll gate/barrierhighway toll collection stationCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TMBtomb(s)structure(s) for interring bodiesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameterCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction onlyCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehiclesWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)R - Streets/Highways/Roads
TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengersCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TREEtree(s)conspicuous tree(s) used as landmark(s)Center of FeatureV - Vegetation
TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulationCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribesCenter of FeatureL - Area
TUNDtundraa marshy, treeless, high latitude plain, dominated by mosses, lichens, and low shrub vegetation under permafrost conditionsCenter of FeatureV - Vegetation
TNLtunnel(s)naturally occurring or manmade underground passage(s), open at both ends and usually containing a transportation routeCenter of FeatureR - Streets/Highways/Roads
CNLSBunderground irrigation canal(s)gently inclined underground tunnel(s) bringing water for irrigation from aquifersWesternmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)H - Hydrographic
LKSBunderground lakea standing body of water in a caveCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
APNUundersea aprona gentle slope, with a generally smooth surface, particularly found around groups of islands and seamountsCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
ARCUundersea archa low bulge around the southeastern end of the island of HawaiiCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
ARRUundersea arrugadoan area of subdued corrugations off Baja CaliforniaCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
BNKUundersea bankan elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigationCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
BKSUundersea bankselevations, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigationCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
BSNUundersea basina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extentCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
BNCUundersea bencha small terraceCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
BDLUundersea borderlanda 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 shelfCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
CNYUundersea canyona relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slopeCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
CNSUundersea canyonsrelatively narrow, deep depressions with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slopeCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
CDAUundersea cordilleraan entire mountain system including the subordinate ranges, interior plateaus, and basinsCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
ESCUundersea escarpment (or scarp)an elongated and comparatively steep slope separating flat or gently sloping areasCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
FANUundersea fana relatively smooth feature normally sloping away from the lower termination of a canyon or canyon systemCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
FLTUundersea flata small level or nearly level areaCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
FRKUundersea forka branch of a canyon or valleyCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
FRSUundersea forksa branch of a canyon or valleyCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
FRZUundersea fracture zonean extensive linear zone of irregular topography of the sea floor, characterized by steep-sided or asymmetrical ridges, troughs, or escarpmentsCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
FURUundersea furrowa closed, linear, narrow, shallow depressionCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
GAPUundersea gapa narrow break in a ridge or riseCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
GLYUundersea gullya small valley-like featureCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
HLLUundersea hillan elevation rising generally less than 500 metersCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
HLSUundersea hillselevations rising generally less than 500 metersCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
HOLUundersea holea small depression of the sea floorCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
KNLUundersea knollan elevation rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summitCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
KNSUundersea knollselevations rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summitsCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
LDGUundersea ledgea rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shoreCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
LEVUundersea leveean embankment bordering a canyon, valley, or seachannelCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
MDVUundersea median valleythe axial depression of the mid-oceanic ridge systemCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
MESUundersea mesaan isolated, extensive, flat-topped elevation on the shelf, with relatively steep sidesCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
MOTUundersea moatan annular depression that may not be continuous, located at the base of many seamounts, islands, and other isolated elevationsCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
MNDUundersea mounda low, isolated, rounded hillCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
MTUundersea mountaina well-delineated subdivision of a large and complex positive featureCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
MTSUundersea mountainswell-delineated subdivisions of a large and complex positive featureCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
PKUundersea peaka prominent elevation, part of a larger feature, either pointed or of very limited extent across the summitCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
PKSUundersea peaksprominent elevations, part of a larger feature, either pointed or of very limited extent across the summitCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
PNLUundersea pinnaclea high tower or spire-shaped pillar of rock or coral, alone or cresting a summitCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
PLNUundersea plaina flat, gently sloping or nearly level regionCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
PLTUundersea plateaua comparatively flat-topped feature of considerable extent, dropping off abruptly on one or more sidesCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
PLFUundersea platforma flat or gently sloping underwater surface extending seaward from the shoreCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
PRVUundersea provincea region identifiable by a group of similar physiographic features whose characteristics are markedly in contrast with surrounding areasCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
RMPUundersea rampa gentle slope connecting areas of different elevationsCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
RNGUundersea rangea series of associated ridges or seamountsCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
RAVUundersea ravinea small canyonCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
RFUundersea reefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated materialCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
RFSUundersea reefssurface-navigation hazards composed of consolidated materialCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
RDGUundersea ridgea long narrow elevation with steep sidesCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
RDSUundersea ridgeslong narrow elevations with steep sidesCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
RISUundersea risea broad elevation that rises gently, and generally smoothly, from the sea floorCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
SDLUundersea saddlea low part, resembling in shape a saddle, in a ridge or between contiguous seamountsCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
SHFUundersea shelfa 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 depthsCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
EDGUundersea shelf edgea line along which there is a marked increase of slope at the outer margin of a continental shelf or island shelfCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
SHVUundersea shelf valleya valley on the shelf, generally the shoreward extension of a canyonCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
SHLUundersea shoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated materialCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
SHSUundersea shoalshazards to surface navigation composed of unconsolidated materialCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
SILUundersea sillthe low part of an underwater gap or saddle separating basins, including a similar feature at the mouth of a fjordCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
SLPUundersea slopethe slope seaward from the shelf edge to the beginning of a continental rise or the point where there is a general reduction in slopeCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
SPRUundersea spura subordinate elevation, ridge, or rise projecting outward from a larger featureCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
TERUundersea terracea 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 sideCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
TNGUundersea tonguean elongate (tongue-like) extension of a flat sea floor into an adjacent higher featureCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
TRNUundersea trencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sidesCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
TRGUundersea trougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trenchCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
VALUundersea valleya relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradientCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
VLSUundersea valleysa relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradientCenter of Feature (modification/addition requires ACUF approval)U - Undersea
UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface reliefCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
VALvalley(s)elongated depression(s) usually traversed by a streamCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are availableCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
VINvineyard(s)planting(s) of grapevinesCenter of FeatureV - Vegetation
VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the topCenter of FeatureT - Hypsographic
WADBwadi benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a wadiCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies joinCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
WADMwadi mouththe lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or waterbodyCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
WADwadi(s)dry, intermittent, or ephemeral drainage course(s) commonly found in North Africa, and the Middle East, the channels of which are commonly shallow and braidedAt MouthH - Hydrographic
WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structureCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MLWTRwater milla mill powered by running waterCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipelineCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground levelCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
WLLwater well(s)single or multiple shafts sunk into the ground to reach and tap a supply of waterCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
FLLSwaterfall(s)perpendicular or very steep descent(s) of the water of a streamCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
WTRHwaterhole(s)natural hole(s), hollow(s), or small depression(s) that contain(s) water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areasCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration bedsCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
WEIRweir(s)small dam(s) in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channelCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetationCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
STNWwhaling stationa facility for butchering whales and processing train oilCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
WHRFwharf(-ves)a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilitiesCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
WHRLwhirlpoola turbulent, rotating movement of water in a streamCenter of FeatureH - Hydrographic
RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlifeCenter of FeatureL - Area
PSWwind farma collection of wind turbines that are collocated and organized as a single power-generation unitCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by windCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vesselCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features
ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibitionCenter of FeatureS - Spot Features