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Template:GNIS 2 generates an external link to a Feature Detail Report from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The external link is displayed as a footnote style link ( [1] ) or with an optionally specified name as the anchor text.

UsageEdit

The only required parameter is the GNIS Feature ID number (optionally, this parameter can be named id).

{{GNIS 2|ID}}
{{GNIS 2|id=ID}}

If desired, the template can display the feature name as the anchor text, which can be specified in a second unnamed parameter (optionally, this parameter name can be named name):

{{GNIS 2|ID|Name}}
{{GNIS 2|id=ID|name=Name}}

For GNIS features in Antarctica, add |type=antarid.

{{GNIS 2|ID|type=antarid}}
{{GNIS 2|id=ID|type=antarid}}
{{GNIS 2|ID|Name|type=antarid}}
{{GNIS 2|id=ID|name=Name|type=antarid}}

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TemplateData for GNIS 2

This template generates an external link to a Feature Detail Report from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The external link is displayed as a footnote style link ( [1] ) or with an optionally specified name as the anchor text.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
ID1 id

GNIS Feature ID, a number without leading zeros.

Default
Numberrequired
Name2 name

GNIS Feature Name or other descriptive text.

Default
Stringoptional
Typetype

Use the value 'antarid' (type=antarid) for features in Antarctica.

Default
Stringoptional

InstructionsEdit

  1. Go to the GNIS Feature Search page.
  2. Search for the name, location, and/or class of the feature desired, e.g., to find a mountain called 'Mt. Foo', type 'mount foo' in the Feature Name box and select 'Summit' from the Feature Class list.
  3. Copy the 'ID' number for the desired feature and insert it into the {{GNIS 2|...}} template.
  4. The latitude and longitude can also be copied and used in the {{coord}} template, inserting the '|' vertical bar between degrees, minutes, seconds, and direction, e.g.: 441613N  0711812W → {{coord|44|16|13|N|071|18|12|W|region:US}}

ExamplesEdit

ID onlyEdit

URL: https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:871352

  • Usage: {{GNIS 2 | 871352 }}
  • Usage: {{GNIS 2 |id= 871352 }}

URL: https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:5:::NO::P5_ANTAR_ID:2828

  • Usage: {{GNIS 2 | 2828 |type= antarid }}
  • Usage: {{GNIS 2 |id= 2828 |type= antarid }}

ID and NameEdit

URL: https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:871352

URL: https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:5:::NO::P5_ANTAR_ID:2828

  • Usage: {{GNIS 2 | 2828 | Clarke Glacier |type= antarid }}
  • Usage: {{GNIS 2 |id= 2828 |name= Clarke Glacier |type= antarid }}

See alsoEdit

Other GNIS templates:

List of pages linking to geonames.usgs.gov:

Similar templates: