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Alberta Geographical Names System (GNS)
Table 1. Alberta GNS
|Abstract||Alberta Geographical Names System (GNS) was created to provide an accurate, consolidated and current database of all named geographic features that exist within the Province of Alberta.|
|Purpose||GNS is the definitive source for all base feature naming.
Named geographic features
The named geographic features in GNS are:
Each named geographic feature is referenced to a 1:20 000 National Topographic System Map Sheet.
Information included in named geographic features
Each named geographic feature includes the following information:
Place names also include population and population year.
Alberta Geographic Names sources
The sources of the Alberta Geographic Names are:
The data is maintained as new information becomes available.
|Browse graphic||GNS sample image (GIF, 19 KB)|
|Spatial reference information|
|Format name||MS Excel format|
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