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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 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 Federal Hill: 1220056
GNIS ID for Providence County: 1219781
GNIS ID for Rhode Island: 1219835
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 Federal Hill:
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:
As already mentioned, the FIPS codes are to be replaced by the GNIS codes. The following reflect those changes:
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 Federal Hill, it is a point within Federal Hill 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 Federal Hill, the GNIS GPS location is given as:
Lat: 41° 50' 0" (or 41.83°)
Lon: -71° 25' 45" (or -71.43°) [Map]
Regional Codes ...
For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Federal Hill is located in Region #1 (the Northeast Region).
In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Federal Hill is located in Division #1 (the New England Division).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Federal Hill is located in Region I (Region 1).
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Federal Hill is located in Region I (Region 1).
Referenced GNIS Records ...
GNIS ID #1220056 (Name of Record: Federal Hill (historical))
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.
Map Name: Providence
Lat: 41.8334333 Lon: -71.429224 [Map]
Elev: 16 ft.
Referenced FIPS Records ...
FIPS Code: 44/26020 (Place Name: Federal Hill)
County: Providence (FIPS State/County: 44/007)
Identifies a populated place (ie- Federal Hill) 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.
MSA Code: 6480
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The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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The official website of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
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