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 The location of Island Mountain 

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(within Trinity County, State of California)

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Various Identification Codes ...

GNIS Codes ...

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. The BGN will usually recognize an existing name or, when necessary, chose a new name for a geographic feature (such as a mountain, lake, river, stream, city, town, village, dam, bridge, etc).

The BGN names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and it is the official Federal repository. The GNIS is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent numeric code has been assigned for each name in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive and it is intended that they are to be used by all departments of the Federal Government:

GNIS ID for Island Mountain: 1658842

GNIS ID for Trinity County: 277317

GNIS ID for California: 1779778

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies created a set of codes with a purpose similar to the GNIS codes. These codes are called the Federal Information Processing Standard (or the FIPS 55 codes). Although they are still used by some organizations, the FIPS codes are obsolete and will ultimately be replaced by the GNIS codes.

The following FIPS codes apply to Island Mountain:

Place (Community) Code:  36854
State Code:  06 (California)
County Code:  105 (Trinity County)

Since the Place and County FIPS codes are not unique and can be repeated in other States, it's necessary to combine the State code with the Place and County FIPS codes to uniquely identify them - for example:

State/Place Code:  06/36854
State/County Code:  06/105

As already mentioned, the FIPS codes are to be replaced by the GNIS codes. The following reflect those changes:

 FIPS Code   translates to   GNIS Code
State of California:    06   1779778
Trinity County:    06/105   277317
Island Mountain:    06/36854   1658842

GPS Location - GNIS Coordinates ...

An important aspect of the GNIS code is that it assigns a GPS location (the latitude/longitude) to the geographic feature. This location is simply a point on the map and does not represent the size or shape of the feature. In the case of Island Mountain, it is a point within Island Mountain that might be a post office, the city hall or simply an intersection - the point should really be considered arbitrary and only indicating a general location.

For Island Mountain, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   40°1'34" N   (or 40.03° N)

Lon:   -123°29'25" W   (or -123.49° W)

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Island Mountain is located in Region #4 (the West Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Island Mountain is located in Division #9 (the Pacific Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Island Mountain is located in Region IX (Region 9).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1658842   (Name of Record: Island Mountain)

Class: populated place

A place or area having clustered or scattered buildings and a permanent population (such as a city, settlement, town or village). The boundaries may or may not coincide with the perceived population.

A 'populated place' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'civil' record. The information contained in the 'populated place' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'civil' classes.

County: Trinity

Map Name: Lake Mountain

Lat: 40.0262607       Lon: -123.4903007

Elev: 164

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 06/36854   (Place Name: Island Mountain)

County: Trinity     (FIPS State/County: 06/105)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Island Mountain) that is wholly or substantially located outside the boundaries of any incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) that has an authoritative common name recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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The Panormaio photo collection may have pictures for the area around Island Mountain:

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