Contacts Name Search - U.S.A.

Download Data Files to be used to create your own Name Search Database for your country.

Two Servers of Geographic Names Data

(Note : data from one of the servers below may be better than the other for your region)

Server 1 - GeoNames geographical database - Data for the World (includes the USA) - GeoNames is integrating geographical data such as names of places in various languages from various sources. All lat/long coordinates are in WGS84 (World Geodetic System 1984).  The GeoNames geographical database is available for download free of charge. The files are zipped text files.

  download.gif (261 bytes)  Download GeoNames datafiles from here. Use downloaded files to create your own Name Search Database file.

You are NOT required to unzip the files, Name Search Creator will do that for you.

Server 2 - The USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) contains name and locative information about almost 2 million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States and its Territories. United States and Territories (Antarctica is not supported).

Information about this data can be found here.  US Geological Survey (USGS).

Note: Antarctica is not supported at this stage. The data format is different to the U.S.A. data format.

download.gif (261 bytes)  Download datafiles here 

Datafiles available for download (IMPORTANT)

The data for each State or Territory is available in the following format.

"|" and the older Tab Delimited Formats Supported

(Note: the National File which contains all state files combined into one large file cannot be used, it is too large.)

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