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North Loup City, Nebraska

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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, establish 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 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 North Loup City: 2397416

GNIS ID for Sherman County: 835903

GNIS ID for Nebraska: 1779792

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 North Loup City:

Place (Community) Code:  92167
State Code:  31 (Nebraska)
County Code:  163 (Sherman 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:  31/92167
State/County Code:  31/163

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 Nebraska:    31   1779792
Sherman County:    31/163   835903
North Loup City:    31/92167   2397416

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 North Loup City, it is a point within North Loup City 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 North Loup City, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   41° 20' 23"   (or 41.34°)

Lon:   -98° 56' 11"   (or -98.94°)   [Map]

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Regional Codes ...

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

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

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

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. North Loup City is located in Region VII (Region 7).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #2397416   (Name of Record: North Loup City Election Precinct)

Class: civil

A political division formed for administrative purposes (such as a borough, county, incorporated place, parish, town or township).

A 'civil' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'populated place' record. The information contained in the 'civil' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'populated place' classes.

County: Sherman

Map Name: Loup City

Lat: 41.3399134       Lon: -98.936514   [Map]

Elev: 677 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 31/92167   (Place Name: North Loup City)

County: Sherman     (FIPS State/County: 31/163)

Class: Z1

FIPS Code: 31/93068   (Place Name: Stanton)

County: Stanton     (FIPS State/County: 31/167)

Class: Z7

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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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