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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 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 Scow Bay: 1414537

GNIS ID for Alaska: 1785533

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 Scow Bay, it is a point within Scow Bay 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 Scow Bay, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   56° 46' 13"   (or 56.8°)

Lon:   -132° 57' 37"   (or -132.96°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

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

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

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Scow Bay is located in Region X (Region 10).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1414537   (Name of Record: Scow Bay)

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: Petersburg (CA)

Map Name: Petersburg D-3

Lat: 56.7702778       Lon: -132.9602778   [Map]

Elev: 24 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 02/67900   (Place Name: Scow Bay)

County: Wrangell-Petersburg (C     (FIPS State/County: 02/280)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Scow Bay) 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).

GSA Code: 2275

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