GNIS will be unavailable beginning 4:30 pm Mountain Time Friday February 3 through noon Sunday February 5 and noon Mountain Time February 17 through noon Tuesday February 21 for system maintenance. Users will also be unable to download files during this time.
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) celebrated its
125th Anniversary on September 18, 2015, at the James Madison Memorial Building
of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The one-day event included a Symposium with
invited speakers and an Open House in the Geography and Map Division that highlighted
geographic names-related artifacts.