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The location of Ottumwa Junction









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, establish 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 Ottumwa Junction: 464303

GNIS ID for Wapello County: 465278

GNIS ID for Iowa: 1779785

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 Ottumwa Junction:

Place (Community) Code:  60510
State Code:  19 (Iowa)
County Code:  179 (Wapello 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:  19/60510
State/County Code:  19/179

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 Iowa:    19   1779785
Wapello County:    19/179   465278
Ottumwa Junction:    19/60510   464303

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 Ottumwa Junction, it is a point within Ottumwa Junction 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 Ottumwa Junction, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   41° 2' 54"   (or 41.05°)

Lon:   -92° 26' 22"   (or -92.44°)   [Map]

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Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Ottumwa Junction is located in Region #2 (the Midwest Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Ottumwa Junction is located in Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Ottumwa Junction is located in Region VII (Region 7).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Ottumwa Junction is located in Region VII (Region 7).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #464303   (Name of Record: Ottumwa Junction)

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: Wapello

Map Name: Ottumwa North

Lat: 41.0483471       Lon: -92.4396305   [Map]

Elev: 222 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 19/60510   (Place Name: Ottumwa Junction)

County: Wapello     (FIPS State/County: 19/179)

Class: U4

Identifies a populated place (ie- Ottumwa Junction) which is wholly or substantially located within the boundaries of an incorporated place with a different name. The Part of Code identifies the incorporated place.

Part-of-Code: 60465

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The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/


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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