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Feature Statistic United States

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
51.386A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
3.144A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
51A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
19A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
5A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
2A.ADMDHhistorical administrative division a former administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
54.629 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
229.480H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
69.169H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
58.511H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
38.195H.WLLwella cylindrical hole, pit, or tunnel drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
35.902H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
21.425H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
16.636H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
13.348H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
7.347H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
3.630H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
3.534H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
2.806H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
2.450H.OVFoverfallsan area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the current
1.214H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1.060H.GLCRglacier(s)a mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
1.058H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
45H.STMXsection of stream
38H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
34H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
25H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
23H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
22H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
21H.GYSRgeysera type of hot spring with intermittent eruptions of jets of hot water and steam
19H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
19H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
18H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
13H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
10H.POOLpool(s)a small and comparatively still, deep part of a larger body of water such as a stream or harbor; or a small body of standing water
10H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
8H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
7H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
5H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
5H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
5H.STMSstreamsbodies of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
5H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
4H.STMIintermittent stream
3H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
3H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
3H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
3H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
3H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
2H.PNDSpondssmall standing waterbodies
2H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
2H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
1H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
1H.PNDSFfishpondsponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.BNKXsection of bank
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
1H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
1H.CNLXsection of canal
1H.FLLSXsection of waterfall(s)
1H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
1H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
1H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
506.137 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
67.695L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
4.858L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
2.251L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
2.244L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1.179L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
65L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
48L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
45L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
31L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
29L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
22L.RGNEeconomic regiona region of a country established for economic development or for statistical purposes
17L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
13L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
7L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
6L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
4L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
4L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
4L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
4L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
3L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.MILBmilitary basea place used by an army or other armed service for storing arms and supplies, and for accommodating and training troops, a base from which operations can be initiated
2L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
2L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
1L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
1L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
1L.GVLgravel areaan area covered with gravel
1L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.CNSconcession areaa lease of land by a government for economic development, e.g., mining, forestry
1L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
78.543 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
167.394P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
11.650P.PPLXsection of populated place
9.680P.PPLQabandoned populated place
2.987P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
50P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
50P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
18P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
6P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
6P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
5P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
3P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
1P.PPLGseat of government of a political entity
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
191.853 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
13.047R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
10.668R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
710R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
58R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
26R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
16R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
14R.RRQabandoned railroad
8R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
6R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
3R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
1R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
1R.PTGEportagea place where boats, goods, etc., are carried overland between navigable waters
1R.OILPoil pipelinea pipeline used for transporting oil
24.559 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
226.766S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
205.791S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
134.056S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
133.200S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
57.720S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
56.676S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
34.031S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
33.811S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
16.678S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
16.638S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
16.201S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
15.972S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
15.539S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
12.401S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
8.315S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
7.239S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
5.800S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
4.403S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
3.959S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
3.936S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
2.491S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2.410S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1.985S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1.160S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1.146S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
973S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
772S.CMPQabandoned camp
728S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
674S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
536S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
525S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
519S.FRMQabandoned farm
507S.AIRQabandoned airfield
488S.LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
471S.WHRFwharf(-ves)a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities
366S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
288S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
262S.MNQabandoned mine
202S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
195S.DAMQruined dama destroyed or decayed dam which is no longer functional
176S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
127S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
117S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
111S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
102S.GRVEgravea burial site
98S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
88S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
81S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
77S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
61S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
56S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
54S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
51S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
49S.UNIVuniversityAn institution for higher learning with teaching and research facilities constituting a graduate school and professional schools that award master's degrees and doctorates and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor's degrees.
49S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
33S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
29S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
27S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
26S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
25S.STNEexperiment stationa facility for carrying out experiments
25S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
25S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
22S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
21S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
20S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
19S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
16S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
16S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
11S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
11S.MFGQabandoned factory
11S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
11S.HUThuta small primitive house
10S.USGEunited states government establishmenta facility operated by the United States Government in Panama
10S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
10S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
9S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
9S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
9S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
9S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
9S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
8S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
8S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
8S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
8S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
7S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
7S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
7S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
7S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
6S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
6S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
6S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
5S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
5S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
5S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
5S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
5S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
5S.BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
5S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
5S.OBSRradio observatorya facility equipped with an array of antennae for receiving radio waves from space
4S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
4S.ATMautomatic teller machineAn unattended electronic machine in a public place, connected to a data system and related equipment and activated by a bank customer to obtain cash withdrawals and other banking services.
4S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
4S.PRKGTpark gatea controlled access to a park
4S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
3S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
3S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
3S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
3S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
3S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
3S.HMSDhomesteada residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand
3S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
3S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
2S.CTRSspace centera facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
2S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
2S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
2S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
2S.MLSGQformer sugar milla sugar mill no longer used as a sugar mill
2S.RSTPQabandoned railroad stop
2S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
2S.CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggers
2S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
2S.MFGCcannerya building where food items are canned
1S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
1S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
1S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewed
1S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
1S.BDGQruined bridgea destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
1S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
1S.STNSsatellite stationa facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellites
1S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
1S.HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for rest
1S.LOCKlock(s)a basin in a waterway with gates at each end by means of which vessels are passed from one water level to another
1S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
1S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
1S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
1S.RLGRretreata place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
1S.MSSNmissiona place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion
1S.DCKDdry docka dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed
1S.CTRAatomic centera facility where atomic research is carried out
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
1S.STNWwhaling stationa facility for butchering whales and processing train oil
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.MSSNQabandoned mission
1S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
1S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.FRMTfarmsteadthe buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm
1S.SPLYspillwaya passage or outlet through which surplus water flows over, around or through a dam
1S.AQCaquaculture facilityfacility or area for the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
1S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
1S.FNDYfoundrya building or works where metal casting is carried out
1S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1.117.428 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
69.853T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
69.274T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
17.304T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
15.369T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
14.931T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
10.637T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
8.223T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
4.966T.BARbara shallow ridge or mound of coarse unconsolidated material in a stream channel, at the mouth of a stream, estuary, or lagoon and in the wave-break zone along coasts
4.396T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3.425T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
2.473T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
2.075T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
717T.BNCHbencha long, narrow bedrock platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
541T.LEVleveea natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floods
233T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
222T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
169T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
27T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
27T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
27T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
26T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
21T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
18T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
13T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
9T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
6T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
5T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
4T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
4T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
4T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
3T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
3T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
2T.BCHSbeachesa shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
2T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.ISLFartificial islandan island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoon
1T.SBEDdry stream beda channel formerly containing the water of a stream
1T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
1T.VALSvalleyselongated depressions usually traversed by a stream
1T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
1T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
1T.KRSTkarst areaa distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
1T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
1T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.ISLXsection of island
1T.DVDdividea line separating adjacent drainage basins
225.022 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
91U.FLTUflata small level or nearly level area
59U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
9U.BNKUbankan elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
8U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
5U.SHLUshoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
2U.CNYUcanyona relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
1U.LDGUledgea rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
1U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
1U.MNDUmounda low, isolated, rounded hill
1U.VALUvalleya relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
1U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
1U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
180 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1.951V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
56V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
13V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
4V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
4V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
3V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
2V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
2V.VINSvineyardsplantings of grapevines
2V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
1V.GRVPNpine grovea planting of pine trees
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