Mass content adding/Geographic data/Using NGA data/Localization/Description of Names Files for Countries and Territories Format/English

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Field Name and Description

Field Name Field Description Field Type Maximum Field Length
RC Region Code.  A code
   that determines the character mapping used in the <a href="#FULL_NAME">Full_Name</a> field
   (refer to <a href="regions.pdf">REGIONS.PDF</a> for character mapping):
   1 = Western Europe/Americas;
2 = Eastern Europe;
3 = Africa/Middle East;
4 = Central Asia;
5 = Asia/Pacific;
6 = Vietnam.
number 1 Digit
<a name="UFI">UFI</a> Unique Feature Identifier.  A number which uniquely identifies the feature. number ± 10 Digits
UNI Unique Name Identifier.  A number which uniquely identifies a name. number ± 10 Digits
LAT Latitude of the feature in
   ± decimal degrees (WGS84):
no sign (+) = North;
negative sign (-) = South.
number ± 2.7 Digits
LONG Longitude of the feature in
   ± decimal degrees (WGS84):
   no sign (+) = East;
negative sign (-) = West.
number ± 3.7 Digits
DMS_LAT Latitude of the feature in
   ± degrees, minutes, and seconds (WGS84):
no sign (+) = North;
negative sign (-) = South.
number ± 6 Digits
DMS_LONG Longitude of the feature in
   ± degrees, minutes, and seconds (WGS84):
   no sign (+) = East;
negative sign (-) = West.
number ± 7 Digits
UTM Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate grid reference. character 4 Characters
JOG Joint Operations Graphic reference. character 7 Characters
FC Feature Classification:
   A = Administrative region;
P = Populated place;
   V = Vegetation;
L = Locality or area;
U = Undersea;
R = Streets, highways, roads, or railroad;
T = Hypsographic;
H = Hydrographic;
S = Spot feature.
character 1 Character
DSG Feature
     Designation Code
A two to five-character code used to identify the type of feature a name is applied to.
character 5 Characters
PC Populated Place Classification
   A graduated numerical scale denoting the relative importance of a populated place. 
   The scale ranges from 1,  relatively high, to 5, relatively low.  The scale
   could also include NULL (no value) as a value for populated places with unknown or
undetermined classification.
number 1 Digit
CC1 Primary Country Code
   A two alphabetic character code uniquely identifying a geopolitical entity (countries,
dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty).
character 2 Characters
ADM1 First-order administrative division
   A two alphanumeric character code uniquely identifying a primary administrative division
of a country, such as a state in the United States.
character 2 Characters
ADM2 Second-order administrative division
     The name of a subdivision of a first-order administrative division, such as a county in the United
States.
variable character 200 Characters
DIM Dimension.  Usually used to display elevation or population data. number ± 10 Digits
CC2 Secondary Country Code
   A two alphabetic character code uniquely identifying the country code of a particular name
if different than that of the feature.
character 2 Characters
NT Name Type:
   C = Conventional;
D = Not verified;
N = Native;
V = Variant or alternate.
character 1 Character
LC Language Code.  A three
   alphabetic character code uniquely identifying a language of  a country if multiple
official languages are used.
character 3 Characters
SHORT_FORM A specific part of the name that could substitute for the full name. variable character 128 Characters
GENERIC The descriptive part of the full name (does not apply to populated place names). variable character 128 Characters
SORT_NAME A form of the full name which allows for easy sorting of the name into
   alpha-numeric sequence.  It is comprised of the specific name, generic name, and any
   articles or prepositions. This field is all upper case with spaces, diacritics, and
hyphens removed and numbers are substituted with lower case alphabetic characters.
variable character 200 Characters
<a name="FULL_NAME">FULL_NAME</a> The full name is a complete name which identifies the named
   feature.  It is comprised of  the specific name, generic name, and any articles
   or prepositions (refer to <a href="regions.pdf">REGIONS.PDF</a> for
character mapping).
variable character 200 Characters
FULL_NAME_ND Same as the full name but the diacritics and special characters are
   substituted with Roman characters (refer to <a href="regions.pdf">REGIONS.PDF</a>
for character mapping).   ND = No Diacritics / Stripped Diacritics.
variable character 200 Characters
MOD_DATE The date a new feature was added or any part of an existing feature was modified (YYYY-MM-DD). date-time 10 Characters