A gazetteer is like a dictionary for maps that keeps track of the names of places and physical features like rivers and mountains. You can use them to determine official names, correct spellings, and to find out what a place used to be called. Many gazetteers also contain information on the size of the feature or statistics -- like population -- about the place.
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS): Contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States.
- Columbia Gazetteer of the World: About the Columbia Gazetteer.
- Indiana Gazetteers: A brief site with links and lists of gazetteers for exploring Indiana Place Names.
- Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names: Sponsored by the Getty Information Institute.
For additional gazetteers, search IUCAT.
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