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Field Name Field Description
RC Region Code.  A code that determines the character mapping used in the Full_Name field:
1 = Western Europe/Americas;
2 = Eastern Europe;
3 = Africa/Middle East;
4 = Central Asia;
5 = Asia/Pacific;
6 = Vietnam.
UFI Unique Feature Identifier.  A number which uniquely identifies the feature.
UNI Unique Name Identifier.  A number which uniquely identifies a name.
DLAT Decimal Latitude of the feature in decimal degree:
no sign (+) = North;
negative sign (-) = South.
DLONG Decimal Longitude of the feature in decimal degree:
no sign (+) = East;
negative sign (-) = West.
LAT Latitude of the feature in degree, minuets, and seconds:
no sign (+) = North;
negative sign (-) = South.
LONG Longitude of the feature in degree, minuets, and seconds:
no sign (+) = East;
negative sign (-) = West.
MGRS Military Grid Reference System.
UTM Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate grid reference.
JOG Joint Operations Graphic reference.
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.
DSG Feature Designation Code.  A two to five-character code used to identify the type of feature a name is applied to.
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 (Blank) as a value for populated places with unknown or undetermined classification.
CC1 Primary Country Code.  A two alphabetic character code uniquely identifying a geopolitical entity (countries, dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty).
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.
ADM2 Second-order administrative division.  A subdivision of a first-order administrative division, such as a county in the United States.
DIM Dimension.  Usually used to display elevation or population data.
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.
NT Name Type:
C = Conventional;
D = Dagger or not verified;
N = Native;
V = Variant or alternate.
LC Language Code.  A two alphabetic character code uniquely identifying a language of  a country if multiple official languages are used.
SHORT_FORM A specific part of the name that could substitute for the full name.
GENERIC The descriptive part of the full name (does not apply to populated place names).
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. It is in reading order.
FULL_NAME 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.
FULL_NAME_ND Same as the full name but the diacritics and special characters are substituted with Roman characters.   ND = No Diacritics / Stripped Diacritics.
URL Uniform Resource Locator.  The URL is tied to the UFI of a record and points to that record in the GEOnet Names Server (GNS) on NIMA's public WWW server.

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