[Talk-us] Duplicate GNIS points

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 02:56:20 BST 2012


> Agreed - delete the one that has the wrong spelling. We should probably try
> to feed this info back to USGS (http://geonames.usgs.gov/) somehow.
I have had success providing feedback to: BGNEXEC at usgs.gov.  They have
a small staff, so it may take them awhile to get back to you,
especially for complicated issues that require some research on their
part (e.g. not exact duplicates).  I believe in the case of exact
duplicates they keep the lower numbered feature.

Duplicates often occur when a feature straddles a USGS 1:24K sheet
boundary or a state boundary.



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