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Coastal GeoNames, Northeast United States, 2010

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This point shapefile contains geographic names for coastal areas in the Northeastern United States. The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is the Federal standard for geographic nomenclature. The U.S. Geological Survey developed the GNIS for the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, a Federal inter-agency body chartered by public law to maintain uniform feature name usage throughout the Government and to promulgate standard names to the public. The GNIS is the official repository of domestic geographic names data; the official vehicle for geographic names use by all departments of the Federal Government; and the source for applying geographic names to Federal electronic and printed products of all types.To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act, Energy Policy Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.
Coastal Services Center (U.S.)
Buzzards Bay (Mass. : Bay), Cape Cod Bay (Mass.), Casco Bay (Me.), Connecticut, Maine, Maine, Gulf of, Massachusetts Bay (Mass.), Massachusetts, Nantucket Sound (Mass.), New Hampshire, New York (State), Penobscot Bay (Me.), Rhode Island Sound (Mass. and R.I.), Rhode Island, Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.), and Vineyard Sound (Mass.)
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