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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 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 Cobleskill: 2391616

GNIS ID for Schoharie County: 974145

GNIS ID for New York: 1779796

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 Cobleskill:

Place (Community) Code:  16628
State Code:  36 (New York)
County Code:  095 (Schoharie 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:  36/16628
State/County Code:  36/095

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 York:    36   1779796
Schoharie County:    36/095   974145
Cobleskill:    36/16628   2391616

GPS Location - GNIS vs Census ...

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

Lat:   42° 40' 47"   (or 42.68°)

Lon:   -74° 29' 10"   (or -74.49°)   [Map]

Determined by its statistical needs, the Census Bureau has defined a sampling area for Cobleskill - this area also contains a map point. As with the GNIS code, the location of the Census point should be considered as being arbitrary within the sampling area.

For Cobleskill, the Census 2010 GPS location is given as:

Lat:   42° 40' 44"   (or 42.68°)

Lon:   -74° 29' 6"   (or -74.49°)   [Map]

The map point defined by the Census Bureau lies 419.2 feet to the southeast<1> of the point given by the GNIS (see above).

You might note that the GPS location given for the 2010 Census is different than the location that was specified by the 2000 Census:

Lat:   42° 40' 44"   (or 42.68°)

Lon:   -74° 29' 8"   (or -74.49°)   [Map]

The GPS location given for the 2000 Census lies 127.1 feet to the northwest<2> of the point given by the 2010 Census.

Regional Codes ...

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

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

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

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

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #946981   (Name of Record: Cobleskill)

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: Schoharie

Map Name: Cobleskill

Lat: 42.677853       Lon: -74.4854172   [Map]

Elev: 281 ft.


GNIS ID #2391616   (Name of Record: Village of Cobleskill)

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: Schoharie

Map Name: Cobleskill

Lat: 42.6799479       Lon: -74.486123   [Map]

Elev: 284 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 36/16628   (Place Name: Cobleskill)

County: Schoharie     (FIPS State/County: 36/095)

Class: C1

Identifies an incorporated place (ie- Cobleskill) that does not serve as a primary county division - or in other words, it is included in and is part of a primary county division (ie- Schoharie County).

GSA Code: 1240

MRF Code: 725

MSA Code: 160

Mentions & References for Cobleskill

Communities in New York

About Schoharie County

About New York

The official website for Cobleskill: www.cobleskill.org/

The official website for Schoharie County: www.schohariecounty-ny.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.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)

Footnotes ...

<1>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS-supplied location is 214 degrees and a distance of 419.2 feet.
<2>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2000 Census location is 62 degrees and a distance of 127.1 feet.




 

 

 


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