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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 identifier 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 Maplewood: 878109

GNIS ID for Essex County: 882276

GNIS ID for New Jersey: 1779795

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 Maplewood:

Place (Community) Code:  43830
State Code:  34 (New Jersey)
County Code:  013 (Essex 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:  34/43830
State/County Code:  34/013

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 New Jersey:    34   1779795
Essex County:    34/013   882276
Maplewood:    34/43830   878109

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

Lat:   40° 43' 52"   (or 40.73°)

Lon:   -74° 16' 24"   (or -74.27°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Maplewood is located in Region #1 (the Northeast Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Maplewood is located in Division #2 (the Middle Atlantic Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Maplewood is located in Region II (Region 2).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Maplewood is located in Region II (Region 2).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #878109   (Name of Record: Maplewood)

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: Essex

Map Name: Roselle

Lat: 40.7312123       Lon: -74.2734808   [Map]

Elev: 32 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 34/43830   (Place Name: Maplewood)

County: Essex     (FIPS State/County: 34/013)

Class: U1

GSA Code: 1825

MRF Code: 2615

MSA Code: 5640

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The official website for Essex County: www.co.essex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.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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