Introduction

Cartographic Data Sources identifies the source for mathematical cartographic data, including scale, projection, and/or coordinates in coded form, contained in a bibliographic record and assigns a code to each source.  The purpose of this list is to enable the source of cartographic data in metadata records to be indicated by a code.  For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Introduction.

Arrangement of the list

Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation.  The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.

Code structure

Each code consists of a maximum of 12 characters, including lowercase alphabetic characters, numeric characters 0 through 9, and the hyphen (-).  Possible additions to codes are described in Source Code Maintenance.

Cartographic Data Source Codes

aadcg

Australian Antarctic Data Centre Antarctic Gazetteer (Australian Antarctic Data Centre)

acgms

Atlas of Canada Gazetteer Map Service (Natural Resources Canada)

ahcb

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (Newberry Library)

bcgnis

BC Geographical Names Information System (BCGNIS) (Government of British Columbia)

bound

Bounding Box (Klokan Technologies)

cbf

Cartographic Boundary Files (U.S. Census Bureau)

cga

Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR))

cgndb

Canadian Geographical Names Database (Natural Resources Canada)

cgotw

Columbia Gazetteer of the World (Columbia University Press)

csa

Tirion, Wil. The Cambridge star atlas (Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press)

cwg

Cambridge world gazetteer: a geographical dictionary (Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press)

dkcaw

DK complete atlas of the world (New York: Dorling Kindersley Publishing)

edm

Enciclopedia de México (Ciudad de México: Enciclopedia de México)

erpn

Scott, Andrew. The encyclopedia of raincoast place names: a complete reference to coastal British Columbia (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing)

esriarc

ESRI ArcView

fnib

Foreign names information bulletin (Washington, D.C.: Defense Mapping Agency)

gbos

Ordnance Survey (Great Britain Ordnance Survey)

geoapn

GeoScience Australia Place Names (GeoScience Australia)

geonames

GeoNames

geonet

NGA GEOnet Names Server (GNS) (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)

gettytgn

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online (J. Paul Getty Trust)

gnis

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) (United States Geological Survey, Board on Geographic Names)

gnrnsw

Geographical Names Register of NSW (New South Wales Government)

goj

Gazetteer of Japan (Geographical Survey Institute, and the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department of the Japan Coast Guard)

gooearth

Google Earth

gpn

Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

gufn

GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names - General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)

knab

Kohanimeandmebaas (KNAB) (Eesti Keele Instituut)

lwip

Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)

mapland

Maplandia.com: Google maps world gazetteer

mwgd

Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc.)

natmap

The National Map-Boundaries (USGS) (U.S. Geological Survey)

nlaci

Newfoundland and Labrador Abandoned Communities Index

nsgn

Nova Scotia Geographical Names (Province of Nova Scotia)

nzggn

New Zealand gazetteer of official geographic names (New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB))

nzpnd

New Zealand place names database (New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB))

other

Other (A source other than one for which a unique code has been established)

peakbag

Peakbagger.com

pnosa

PlaceNames Online: South Australian State Gazetteer (Government of South Australia, Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure)

pwme

Peakware World Mountain Encyclopedia (Peakware)

rsd

Ramsar Sites Database (Ramsar)

sagns

South African Geographical Names System (South African Department of Arts and Culture)

volwrld

Volcano World (Oregon Space Grant Consortium)

vow

Volcanoes of the World

wdpa

World Database on Protected Areas (World Commission on Protected Areas)

whl

World Heritage List (UNESCO)

wikiped

Wikipedia

wld

World Lake Database formerly called World Lakes Database (International Lake Environment Committee Foundation)

wpntpl

Washington Place Names (Tacoma Public Library)

Usage in MARC 21

dotnavy.gif  Bibliographic records

034 $2 (Coded Cartographic Mathematical Data / Source)

dotnavy.gif  Authority records

034 $2 (Coded Cartographic Mathematical Data / Source)

dotnavy.gif  Classification records

034 $2 (Coded Cartographic Mathematical Data / Source)

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents