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Feature Statistic United States

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
29.373A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
23.226A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
3.143A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
51A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
21A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
12A.ADMDHhistorical administrative division a former administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
7A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.LTERleased areaa tract of land leased to another country, usually for military installations
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
55.836 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
229.642H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
69.294H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
58.553H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
38.199H.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
35.920H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
21.444H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
16.641H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
13.344H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
7.414H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
3.628H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
3.540H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
2.810H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
2.453H.OVFoverfallsan area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the current
1.230H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1.061H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1.061H.GLCRglacier(s)a mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
137H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
124H.STMXsection of stream
66H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
52H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
40H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
37H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
27H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
25H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
22H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
21H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
21H.GYSRgeysera type of hot spring with intermittent eruptions of jets of hot water and steam
19H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
19H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
18H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
15H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
15H.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
9H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
9H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
9H.PNDSpondssmall standing waterbodies
8H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
8H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
7H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
6H.STMSstreamsbodies of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
6H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
6H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
5H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
5H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
4H.STMIintermittent stream
3H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
3H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
3H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
3H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
3H.PNDSFfishpondsponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised
3H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
2H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
2H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
2H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
2H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
1H.LKXsection of lake
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
1H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.INLTQformer inletan inlet which has been filled in, or blocked by deposits
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
1H.FLLSXsection of waterfall(s)
1H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
1H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
1H.CNLXsection of canal
1H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1H.CNLDdrainage canalan artificial waterway carrying water away from a wetland or from drainage ditches
1H.BNKXsection of bank
507.017 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
68.239L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
4.858L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
2.750L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
2.247L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1.304L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
971L.RGNEeconomic regiona region of a country established for economic development or for statistical purposes
207L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
144L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
102L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
90L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
88L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
64L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
38L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
24L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
23L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
18L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
13L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
11L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
9L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
6L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
4L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
4L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
4L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
3L.MILBmilitary basea place used by an army or other armed service for storing arms and supplies, and for accommodating and training troops, a base from which operations can be initiated
2L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
2L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
2L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
1L.CNSconcession areaa lease of land by a government for economic development, e.g., mining, forestry
1L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
1L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
1L.RGNLlake regiona tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
1L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
1L.GVLgravel areaan area covered with gravel
81.234 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
166.360P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
13.742P.PPLXsection of populated place
9.706P.PPLQabandoned populated place
2.989P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
105P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
72P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
50P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
17P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
7P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
6P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
3P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
1P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
193.061 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
14.410R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
10.855R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
722R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
200R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
73R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
40R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
22R.RRQabandoned railroad
15R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
14R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
10R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
10R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
3R.PTGEportagea place where boats, goods, etc., are carried overland between navigable waters
2R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
1R.OILPoil pipelinea pipeline used for transporting oil
1R.TNLRDroad tunnela tunnel through which a road passes
1R.RDAancient roadthe remains of a road used by ancient cultures
1R.RDCUTroad cutan excavation cut through a hill or ridge for a road
26.380 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
226.962S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
205.851S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
140.915S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
137.884S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
62.490S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
56.682S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
40.255S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
34.034S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
16.757S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
16.652S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
15.993S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
15.591S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
15.079S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
12.437S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
8.360S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
7.309S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
5.969S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
4.621S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
4.270S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
3.947S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
2.493S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2.397S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1.987S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1.765S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1.575S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1.183S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1.178S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1.130S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
770S.CMPQabandoned camp
730S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
677S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
551S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
546S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
534S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
529S.WHRFwharf(-ves)a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities
519S.FRMQabandoned farm
490S.LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
362S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
337S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
336S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
290S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
265S.MNQabandoned mine
259S.UNIVuniversityAn institution for higher learning with teaching and research facilities constituting a graduate school and professional schools that award master's degrees and doctorates and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor's degrees.
232S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
195S.DAMQruined dama destroyed or decayed dam which is no longer functional
183S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
180S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
170S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
166S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
143S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
129S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
125S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
109S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
107S.GRVEgravea burial site
102S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
97S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
82S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
81S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
75S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
69S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
65S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
55S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
46S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
44S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
42S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
41S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
38S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
36S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
32S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
31S.BLDAapartment buildinga building containing several individual apartments
31S.ARTpiece of arta piece of art, like a sculpture, painting. In contrast to monument (MNMT) it is not commemorative.
30S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
29S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
29S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
27S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
27S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
27S.MFGCcannerya building where food items are canned
26S.STNEexperiment stationa facility for carrying out experiments
25S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
22S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
21S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
21S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
20S.RKRYrookerya breeding place of a colony of birds or seals
19S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
19S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
19S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
19S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
19S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
18S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
18S.HUThuta small primitive house
16S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
16S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
14S.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 agriculture
13S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
13S.USGEunited states government establishmenta facility operated by the United States Government in Panama
12S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
12S.MFGQabandoned factory
12S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
12S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
12S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
11S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
11S.DCKDdry docka dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed
10S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
10S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
10S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
10S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
10S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
9S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
9S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
8S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
8S.RLGRretreata place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
8S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
8S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
8S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
7S.HMSDhomesteada residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand
7S.BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
7S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
6S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
6S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
6S.MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewed
6S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
6S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
6S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
6S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
5S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
5S.OBSRradio observatorya facility equipped with an array of antennae for receiving radio waves from space
5S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
5S.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 religion
5S.ARCHVarchivea place or institution where documents are preserved
4S.CTRSspace centera facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
4S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
4S.ATMautomatic teller machineAn unattended electronic machine in a public place, connected to a data system and related equipment and activated by a bank customer to obtain cash withdrawals and other banking services.
4S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
4S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
4S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
4S.FYTferry terminala place where ferries pick-up and discharge passengers, vehicles and or cargo
4S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
4S.PRKGTpark gatea controlled access to a park
4S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
3S.STNWwhaling stationa facility for butchering whales and processing train oil
3S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
3S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
3S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
3S.STPSstepsstones or slabs placed for ease in ascending or descending a steep slope
3S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
3S.AIRTterminalairport facilities for the handling of freight and passengers
3S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
3S.RSTPQabandoned railroad stop
3S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
2S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
2S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
2S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
2S.FNDYfoundrya building or works where metal casting is carried out
2S.TWOtemp work officeTemporary Work Offices
2S.CTRAatomic centera facility where atomic research is carried out
2S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
2S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
2S.CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggers
2S.MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
2S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
2S.MSSNQabandoned mission
2S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
2S.LOCKlock(s)a basin in a waterway with gates at each end by means of which vessels are passed from one water level to another
2S.FRMTfarmsteadthe buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm
2S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
2S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
2S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
2S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
2S.BURburial cave(s)a cave used for human burials
2S.MLSGQformer sugar milla sugar mill no longer used as a sugar mill
2S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
1S.SPLYspillwaya passage or outlet through which surplus water flows over, around or through a dam
1S.BDGQruined bridgea destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
1S.ASYLasyluma facility where the insane are cared for and protected
1S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
1S.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 mission
1S.HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for rest
1S.OILJoil pipeline junctiona section of an oil pipeline where two or more pipes join together
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.PGDApagodaa tower-like storied structure, usually a Buddhist shrine
1S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
1S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
1S.PSTCcustoms posta building at an international boundary where customs and duties are paid on goods
1S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
1S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
1S.STNSsatellite stationa facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellites
1S.SYGsynagoguea place for Jewish worship and religious instruction
1S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1.145.436 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
69.881T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
69.300T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
17.328T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
15.350T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
14.949T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
10.625T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
8.225T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
4.925T.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 coasts
4.393T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3.423T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
2.473T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
2.126T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
718T.BNCHbencha long, narrow bedrock platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
541T.LEVleveea natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floods
233T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
222T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
170T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
153T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
93T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
73T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
56T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
48T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
36T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
28T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
27T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
15T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
9T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
9T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
8T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
8T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
7T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
6T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
5T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
5T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
4T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
3T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
3T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
3T.ISLFartificial islandan island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoon
2T.BCHSbeachesa shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
2T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
2T.DVDdividea line separating adjacent drainage basins
2T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
2T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
2T.BLDRboulder fielda high altitude or high latitude bare, flat area covered with large angular rocks
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.ISLXsection of island
1T.CLDAcalderaa depression measuring kilometers across formed by the collapse of a volcanic mountain
1T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
1T.SBEDdry stream beda channel formerly containing the water of a stream
1T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
1T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
1T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
1T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
1T.KRSTkarst areaa distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
1T.VALSvalleyselongated depressions usually traversed by a stream
1T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
225.505 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
91U.FLTUflata small level or nearly level area
59U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
15U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
11U.BNKUbankan elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
10U.SHLUshoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
4U.SHSUshoalshazards to surface navigation composed of unconsolidated material
2U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
2U.CNYUcanyona relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
2U.SCNUseachannela continuously sloping, elongated depression commonly found in fans or plains and customarily bordered by levees on one or two sides
2U.VALUvalleya relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
2U.MNDUmounda low, isolated, rounded hill
1U.LDGUledgea rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
1U.BDLUborderlanda 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
1U.HOLUholea small depression of the sea floor
1U.RFSUreefssurface-navigation hazards composed of consolidated material
1U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
1U.TNGUtonguean elongate (tongue-like) extension of a flat sea floor into an adjacent higher feature
1U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
207 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1.976V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
77V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
70V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
30V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
5V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
4V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
4V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
3V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
3V.VINSvineyardsplantings of grapevines
1V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
1V.GRVPpalm grovea planting of palm trees
1V.GRVPNpine grovea planting of pine trees
2.175 Total for V

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