Template:Cite gnis/doc

This citation template is used to cite a Feature Detail Report from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

UsageEdit

A search engine can be found here.

Parameter Value Notes
{{cite gnis
| type =
| id =
| name =
| access-date =
}}
 
antarid
feature ID (number)
feature name (text)
database access date
 
 
for Antarctic data
required (1)
required (2)
recommended
 
  • For Antarctic locations, specify |type=antarid.
  • To disable links to the publisher, when the template is used multiple times in an article, use |links=off
  • Template accepts all parameters accepted by {{cite encyclopedia}}, e.g., |access-date= or |date=
  • Positional (unnamed) parameters are interpreted as {{cite gnis|id|name|access-date|date}}
  • Some of the parameters are aliases for {{cite encyclopedia}}, either form can be used:
    • |name=|entry=
    • |date=|access-date=

Note that latitude, longitude and elevation may be somewhat inaccurate. It is best to confirm this data by viewing the location on a map. If necessary use more reliable sources.

ExamplesEdit

With named parameters and entry date

  • {{cite gnis |id=269051 |name=Mount Whitney |date=January 19, 1981 |access-date=March 10, 2022}}
    "Mount Whitney". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. January 19, 1981. Retrieved March 10, 2022.

With unnamed parameters and entry date

With unnamed parameters, access date and entry date

With named parameters and publisher links off

  • {{cite gnis |id=269051 |name=Mount Whitney |access-date=December 20, 2020 |entry-date=19 January 1981 |links=off}}
    "Mount Whitney". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 19 January 1981. Retrieved December 20, 2020.

Antarctic locations

With all named parameters, Antarctic locations

  • {{cite gnis |type=antarid |id=19152 |name=Raney Peak |entry-date=21 January 2008 |access-date=December 20, 2020 |links=off |ref=test}}
    "Raney Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 21 January 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2020.

See alsoEdit