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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 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 Glen Arbor: 1656046

GNIS ID for Santa Cruz County: 277308

GNIS ID for California: 1779778

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 Glen Arbor:

Place (Community) Code:  29630
State Code:  06 (California)
County Code:  087 (Santa Cruz 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:  06/29630
State/County Code:  06/087

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
Santa Cruz County:    06/087   277308
Glen Arbor:    06/29630   1656046

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 Glen Arbor, it is a point within Glen Arbor 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 Glen Arbor, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   37° 4' 27"   (or 37.07°)

Lon:   -122° 4' 55"   (or -122.08°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

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

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

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

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Glen Arbor is located in Region IX (Region 9).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1656046   (Name of Record: Glen Arbor)

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: Santa Cruz

Map Name: Felton

Lat: 37.0743924       Lon: -122.0821862   [Map]

Elev: 102 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 06/29630   (Place Name: Glen Arbor)

County: Santa Cruz     (FIPS State/County: 06/087)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Glen Arbor) 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).

Part-of-Code: 5332

MSA Code: 7485

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The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/


The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

The official website of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)



 
 
 

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