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About Alta Loma
Alta Loma is located in San Bernardino County (California).

Our Pages for Alta Loma ...

-profile   General information about Alta Loma
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Alta Loma
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Alta Loma (By-County)
-census   Census information for Alta Loma
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Alta Loma
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Alta Loma
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Alta Loma
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Alta Loma
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Alta Loma
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Alta Loma
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Alta Loma
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Alta Loma). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Alta Loma:

- State Code:  06 (California)

- State / County Code:  06 / 071 (San Bernardino County)

- State / Place Code:  06 / 01332

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Alta Loma.
GNIS Codes
The function of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) is to establish uniform names for geographic features (eg- communities, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, etc). The BGN was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. BGN–accepted names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent identifier has been assigned for each feature in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive.

Alta Loma has been given the GNIS Feature ID of '1660249'. Click here to see the GNIS Record for Alta Loma.