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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, 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 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 Swedetown Village: 2091837

GNIS ID for Nassau County: 974128

GNIS ID for New York: 1779796

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.

While FIPS codes have been assigned to all counties and states, a specific code has not been assigned to Swedetown Village. The following FIPS codes apply to the State and County:

State Code:  36 (New York)
County Code:  059 (Nassau County)

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

Lat:   40° 45' 46"   (or 40.76°)

Lon:   -73° 28' 49"   (or -73.48°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

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

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

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

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

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #2091837   (Name of Record: Swedetown Village)

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: Nassau

Map Name: Huntington

Lat: 40.7627778       Lon: -73.4802778   [Map]

Elev: 39 ft.

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The official website for Nassau County: www.nassaucountyny.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. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

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





 

 

 

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