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Feature Statistic Réunion

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
24A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
4A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
1A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
31 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
254H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
107H.STMIintermittent stream
21H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
12H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
7H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
6H.POOLpool(s)a small and comparatively still, deep part of a larger body of water such as a stream or harbor; or a small body of standing water
5H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
5H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
3H.WLLwella cylindrical hole, pit, or tunnel drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
3H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
3H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
2H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
2H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
2H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
438 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
62L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
11L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
5L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
3L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
3L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
85 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
696P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
72P.PPLXsection of populated place
2P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
2P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
773 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
3R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
1R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
5 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
67S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
52S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
19S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
14S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
7S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
5S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
4S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
4S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
4S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
3S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
3S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
2S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
2S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
2S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
1S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
202 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
217T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
83T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
70T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
24T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
23T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
18T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
14T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
12T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
9T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
9T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
8T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
7T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
6T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
6T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
4T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
4T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
3T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
3T.BLHLblowhole(s)a hole in coastal rock through which sea water is forced by a rising tide or waves and spurted through an outlet into the air
2T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
2T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
2T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
2T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
531 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
34V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
36 Total for V

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