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Lincoln Hills, Colorado

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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 number 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 Lincoln Hills: 181136

GNIS ID for Gilpin County: 198139

GNIS ID for Colorado: 1779779

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies worked together to create 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 Lincoln Hills:

Place (Community) Code:  45105
State Code:  08 (Colorado)
County Code:  047 (Gilpin 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:  08/45105
State/County Code:  08/047

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 Colorado:    08   1779779
Gilpin County:    08/047   198139
Lincoln Hills:    08/45105   181136

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 Lincoln Hills, it is a point within Lincoln Hills 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 Lincoln Hills, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   39°55'20" N   (or 39.92° N)

Lon:   -105°27'29" W   (or -105.46° W)

Regional Codes ...

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

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Lincoln Hills is located in Division #8 (the Mountain Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Lincoln Hills is located in Region VIII (Region 8).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #181136   (Name of Record: Lincoln Hills)

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: Gilpin

Map Name: Tungsten

Lat: 39.922487       Lon: -105.4583293

Elev: 2497

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 08/45105   (Place Name: Lincoln Hills)

County: Gilpin     (FIPS State/County: 08/047)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Lincoln Hills) 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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