Key:GNS:dsg_code

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This key GNS:dsg_code (GEOnet Names Server Feature Designation Code) is an external reference. It stores the Feature Designation Code (Column DSG) of the object as recorded in the GEOnet Names Server database.

Feature Designation Code is a two to five-character code used to identify the type of feature a name is applied to. [1]

Values

Code Feature Description OSM Tags
A- Administrative Boundary Features
ADM1 first-order administrative division a primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States place=state
ADM2 second-order administrative division a subdivision of a first-order administrative division place=district
ADM3 third-order administrative division a subdivision of a second-order administrative division place=county
ADM4 fourth-order administrative division a subdivision of a third-order administrative division place=*
ADMD administrative division an administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
ADMS school district school district
LTER leased area a tract of land leased by the United Kingdom from the People's Republic of China to form part of Hong Kong
PCL political entity political entity
PCLD dependent political entity dependent political entity
PCLI independent political entity independent political entity
PCLIX section of independent political entity section of independent political entity
PRSH parish an ecclesiastical district
TERR territory territory
ZNB buffer zone a delimited area separating two, or more, political entities or territories, within which certain activities are limited or prohibited
H- Hydrographic Features
AIRS seaplane landing area a place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
ANCH anchorage an area where vessels may anchor seamark:type=anchorage
BAY bay(s) coastal indentation(s) between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf. Associated generic terms may be the primary factor for determining if a feature is a gulf, bay, or cove natural=bay
BGHT bight(s) open body(-ies) of water forming a slight recession in a coastline natural=bay
BNK bank(s) elevation(s), typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation place=locality
BNKR stream bank a sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
BNKX section of bank section of bank
BOG bog(s) wetland(s) characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
CAPG icecap a dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
CHN channel the deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

CHNL lake channel(s) part(s) of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

CHNM marine channel that part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

CNFL confluence a place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
CNL canal an individual, or system, of artificial waterway(s) with no natural flow, or a controlled flow, usable or built for irrigation and/or navigation

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

waterway=canal
CNLA aqueduct a conduit used to carry water

Guidance: At Dispersal Point

CNLB canal bend a conspicuously curved or bent section of a canal

Guidance: At Bend

CNLQ abandoned canal abandoned canal

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

CNLSB underground irrigation canal(s) gently inclined underground tunnel(s) bringing water for irrigation from aquifers

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

CNLX section of canal section of canal
COVE cove(s) small coastal indentation(s), smaller than a bay natural=bay
CRKT tidal creek(s) meandering channel(s) in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
CRNT current a horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity
CUTF cutoff a channel formed as a result of a stream cutting through a meander neck
DCK dock a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships, may be open or enclosed, and includes the surrounding piers and wharves waterway=dock
DOMG icecap dome a comparatively elevated area on an icecap
DPRG icecap depression a comparatively depressed area on an icecap
DTCH ditch a small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

DTCHD drainage ditch a ditch which serves to drain the land

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

DTCHI irrigation ditch a ditch which serves to distribute irrigation water

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

DTCHM ditch mouth(s) area(s) where a drainage ditch enters a lagoon, lake or bay
ESTY estuary a funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
FISH fishing area a fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
FJD fjord(s) long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm(s) of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
FLLS waterfall(s) perpendicular or very steep descent(s) of the water of a stream waterway=waterfall
FLLSX section of waterfall(s) section of waterfall(s)
FLTM mud flat(s) relatively level area(s) of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding natural=mud
FLTT tidal flat(s) large flat area(s) of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
GLCR glacier(s) mass(es) of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
GULF gulf a large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay place=sea
GYSR geyser a type of hot spring with intermittent eruptions of jets of hot water and steam
HBR harbor(s) haven(s) or space(s) of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships harbour=yes
HBRX section of harbor section of harbor
INLT inlet a narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water natural=bay
LBED lake bed(s) dried up or drained area(s) of former lake(s)
LGN lagoon(s) shallow coastal waterbody(-ies), completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature natural=water + water=lagoon
LGNX section of lagoon section of lagoon
LK lake a large inland body of standing water natural=water + water=lake
LKC crater lake(s) body(-ies) of water formed by the collection of water in the crater of an inactive volcano natural=water + water=lake
LKI intermittent lake(s) large inland body(-ies) of water that are filled for part of the year only natural=water + water=lake + intermittent=yes
LKN salt lake(s) large inland body(-ies) of salt water with no outlet natural=water + water=lake + salt=yes
LKNI intermittent salt lake(s) large inland body(-ies) of salt water that are filled for part of the year only natural=water + water=lake + salt=yes + intermittent=yes
LKO oxbow lake a crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
LKOI intermittent oxbow lake intermittent oxbow lake
LKS lakes large inland bodies of standing water natural=water + water=lake
LKSB underground lake a standing body of water in a cave
LKX section of lake section of lake natural=water + water=lake
MFGN salt evaporation ponds diked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
MGV mangrove swamp a tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
MOOR moor(s) area(s) of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils
MRSH marsh(es) wetland(s) dominated by grass-like vegetation natural=wetland + wetland=marsh
MRSHN salt marsh a flat area, subject to periodic salt water inundation, dominated by grassy salt-tolerant plants
NRWS narrows a navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
OCN ocean one of the major divisions of the vast expanse of salt water covering part of the earth
OVF overfalls an area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the current
PND pond(s) small standing waterbody(-ies) natural=water + water=pond
PNDI intermittent pond(s) small standing waterbody(-ies) that are filled for part of the year natural=water + water=pond + intermittent=yes
PNDN salt pond(s) small standing body(-ies) of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
PNDNI intermittent salt pond(s) intermittent salt pond(s)
PNDSF fishponds ponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised
POOL pool(s) small and comparatively still, deep part(s) of a larger body of water such as a stream or harbor; or small body(-ies) of standing water natural=water + water=pond
POOLI intermittent pool intermittent pool
RCH reach a straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
RDGG icecap ridge a linear elevation on an icecap
RDST roadstead an open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
RF reef(s) surface-navigation hazard(s) composed of consolidated material natural=reef
RFC coral reef(s) surface-navigation hazard(s) composed of coral
RFX section of reef section of reef
RPDS rapids a turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
RSV reservoir(s) artificial pond(s) or lake(s) natural=water + water=reservoir
RSVI intermittent reservoir intermittent reservoir
RSVT water tank a contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level man_made=storage_tank + content=water
RVN ravine(s) small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel(s), smaller than a gorge natural=gorge
SBKH sabkha(s) salt flat(s) or salt encrusted plain(s) subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides landuse=salt_pond
SD sound a long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
SEA sea a large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
SHOL shoal(s) surface-navigation hazard(s) composed of unconsolidated material natural=shoal
SPNG spring(s) place(s) where ground water flows naturally out of the ground natural=spring
SPNS sulphur spring(s) place(s) where sulphur ground water flows naturally out of the ground
SPNT hot spring(s) place(s) where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground natural=hot_spring
STM stream(s) natural flowing watercourse(s)

Guidance: At Mouth

waterway=stream
STMA anabranch a diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream

Guidance: At Mouth

STMB stream bend a conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
STMC canalized stream a stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened

Guidance: At Mouth

waterway=stream
STMD distributary(-ies) branch(es) which flow(s) away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal(s)

Guidance: At Mouth

STMH headwaters the source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin place=locality
STMI intermittent stream intermittent stream

Guidance: At Mouth

waterway=stream + intermittent=yes
STMIX section of intermittent stream section of intermittent stream
STMM stream mouth(s) place(s) where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
STMQ abandoned watercourse a former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

STMSB lost river a surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area

Guidance: Where stream disperses in arid area or goes underground

STMX section of stream section of stream waterway=stream
STRT strait a relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water natural=strait
SWMP swamp a wetland dominated by tree vegetation
SYSI irrigation system a network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
TNLC canal tunnel a tunnel through which a canal passes
WAD wadi(s) dry, intermittent, or ephemeral drainage course(s) commonly found in North Africa, and the Middle East, the channels of which are commonly shallow and braided

Guidance: At Mouth

natural=valley
WADB wadi bend a conspicuously curved or bent segment of a wadi
WADJ wadi junction a place where two or more wadies join
WADM wadi mouth the lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or waterbody
WADX section of wadi section of wadi natural=valley
WHRL whirlpool a turbulent, rotating movement of water in a stream
WLL water well(s) single or multiple shafts sunk into the ground to reach and tap a supply of water man_made=water_well
WLLQ abandoned well abandoned well man_made=water_well + disused=yes
WTLD wetland an area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation natural=wetland
WTLDI intermittent wetland intermittent wetland natural=wetland + intermittent=yes
WTRH waterhole(s) natural hole(s), hollow(s), or small depression(s) that contain(s) water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas natural=spring
L- Area Features
AGRC agricultural colony a tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
AREA area a tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries place=locality
BSND drainage basin an area drained by a stream water=stream_pool + natural=water
BSNP petroleum basin an area underlain by an oil-rich structural basin
BTL battlefield a site of a land battle of historical importance
CLG clearing an area in a forest with trees removed
CNS concession area a lease of land by a government for economic development, e.g., mining, forestry
COLF coalfield a region in which coal deposits of possible economic value occur
CST coast a zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
CTRB business center a place where a number of businesses are located building=commercial
DEVH housing development a tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan landuse=residential
FLD field(s) open as opposed to wooded area(s)
FLDI irrigated field(s) tract(s) of level or terraced land which is/are irrigated place=farm
GASF gasfield an area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value landuse=industrial + industrial=gas
GRAZ grazing area an area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
GVL gravel area an area covered with gravel
INDS industrial area an area characterized by industrial activity landuse=industrial
LAND Arctic land a tract of land in the Arctic
LCTY locality a minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries place=locality
MNA mining area an area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
MVA maneuver area a tract of land where military field exercises are carried out
NVB naval base an area used to store supplies, provide barracks for troops and naval personnel, a port for naval vessels, and from which operations are initiated
OAS oasis(-es) an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water place=hamlet
OILF oilfield an area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value landuse=industrial + industrial=wellsite
PEAT peat cutting area an area where peat is harvested
PRK park an area of defined limits which is set aside for human recreation and enjoyment and/or for historic preservation purposes, and is usually maintained in a natural, semi-natural, or ornamentally planted state leisure=park
PRT port a place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor harbour=yes
QCKS quicksand an area where loose sand with water moving through it may become unstable when heavy objects are placed at the surface, causing them to sink
RES reserve a tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
RESA agricultural reserve a tract of land reserved for agricultural reclamation and/or development
RESF forest reserve a forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use leisure=nature_reserve
RESH hunting reserve a tract of land used primarily for hunting
RESN nature reserve an area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat leisure=nature_reserve
RESP palm tree reserve an area of palm trees where use is controlled
RESV reservation a tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
RESW wildlife reserve a tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife leisure=nature_reserve
RGN region an area distinguished by one or more observable physical characteristics place=region
RGNC cultural region an area of cultural or historical significance, varying in size and often formerly an administrative subdivision or a political entity
RGNE economic region a region of a country established for economic development or for statistical purposes
RGNL lake region a tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
RNGA firing range a tract of land designated for the safe discharge of weapons of all types and the detonation of munitions
SALT salt area a shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation landuse=salt_pond
SNOW snowfield an area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
TRB tribal area a tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes place=locality
P- Populated Place Features
LEPC leper colony a settled area inhabited by lepers in relative isolation
PPL populated place a city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work place=hamlet
PPLA seat of a first-order administrative division seat of a primary administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA) place=town
PPLA2 seat of a second-order administrative division seat of a second-order administrative division place=town
PPLA3 seat of a third-order administrative division seat of a third-order administrative division place=town
PPLA4 seat of a fourth-order administrative division seat of a fourth-order administrative division
PPLC capital of an independent state capital of a political entity designated as an independent state place=city
PPLCD capital of a dependency or special area capital or administrative center of a dependent political territory or area of special sovereignty
PPLF farm village a populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities place=hamlet
PPLL populated locality an area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings place=hamlet
PPLQ abandoned populated place abandoned populated place place=locality
PPLR religious populated place a populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
PPLW destroyed populated place a village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
PPLX section of populated place section of populated place place=suburb
STLMT Israeli settlement Israeli settlement
R- Road / Railroad Features
CSWY causeway a raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
OILP oil pipeline a pipeline used for transporting oil

Guidance: At Dispersal Point

PRMN promenade a place for public walking, usually along a beach front
PTGE portage a place where boats, goods, etc., are carried overland between navigable waters
RD road an open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

highway=unclassified
RDA ancient road the remains of a road used by ancient cultures

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

RDB road bend a conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
RDCUT road cut an excavation cut through a hill or ridge for a road
RDIN intersection a junction of two or more highways by a system of separate levels that permit traffic to pass from one to another without the crossing of traffic streams
RDJCT road junction a place where two or more roads join junction=yes
RJCT railroad junction a place where two or more railroad tracks join railway=railway_crossing
RR railroad a permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

RRQ abandoned railroad abandoned railroad

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

RTE caravan route the route taken by caravans

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

RYD railroad yard a system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
ST street a paved urban thoroughfare

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

highway=primary
STKR stock route a route taken by livestock herds

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

TNL tunnel(s) naturally occurring or manmade underground passage(s), open at both ends and usually containing a transportation route highway=primary + tunnel=yes
TNLRD road tunnel a tunnel through which a road passes
TNLRR railroad tunnel a tunnel through which a railroad passes
TRL trail a path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles

Guidance: Westernmost End (When feature is North to South Oriented, Southernmost End)

highway=track
S- Spot Features
ADMF administrative facility a building that houses one or more functions of government. Not related to any specific level of government office=government
AGRF agricultural facility a building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture landuse=farmyard
AIRB airbase an area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated military=airfield
AIRF airfield a place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo military=airfield
AIRG hangar a covered and usually enclosed area for housing and repairing aircraft
AIRH heliport a place where helicopters land and take off aeroway=heliport
AIRP airport a place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo aeroway=aerodrome
AIRQ abandoned airfield abandoned airfield military=airfield + disused=yes
AIRT terminal airport facilities for the handling of freight and passengers
AMTH amphitheater an oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
ANS ancient site a place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located historic=archaeological_site
AQC aquaculture facility facility 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
ARCH arch a natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
ASTR astronomical station a point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
ASYL asylum a facility where the insane are cared for and protected
ATHF athletic field a tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events leisure=pitch + sport=athletics
BCN beacon a fixed artificial navigation mark
BDG bridge a structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across highway=primary + bridge=yes
BDGQ ruined bridge a destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
BLDA apartment building a building containing several individual apartments
BLDG building(s) structure(s) built for permanent use, as house(s), factory(-ies), etc. building=yes
BLDO office building commercial building where business and/or services are conducted office=yes
BP boundary marker a fixture marking a point along a boundary
BRKS barracks a building for lodging military personnel military=barracks
BRKW breakwater a structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
BSTN baling station a facility for baling agricultural products
BTYD boatyard a waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
BUR burial cave(s) cave(s) used for human burials
CARN cairn a heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes man_made=cairn
CAVE cave(s) underground passageway(s) or chamber(s), or cavity(-ies) on the side of a cliff natural=cave_entrance
CH church a building for public Christian worship amenity=place_of_worship + religion=christian + building=church
CMP camp(s) site(s) occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use tourism=camp_site
CMPL logging camp a camp used by loggers
CMPLA labor camp a camp used by migrant or temporary laborers
CMPMN mining camp a camp used by miners
CMPO oil camp a camp used by oilfield workers landuse=industrial + industrial=oil
CMPQ abandoned camp abandoned camp tourism=camp_site + disused=yes
CMPRF refugee camp a camp used by refugees amenity=refugee_site
CMTY cemetery a burial place or ground landuse=cemetery
COMC communication center a facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information man_made=communications_tower
CRRL corral(s) enclosed area(s) where livestock may be captured and/or temporarily kept
CSNO casino a building used for entertainment, especially gambling
CSTL castle a large fortified building or set of buildings historic=castle + tourism=attraction
CSTM customs checkpoint a government checkpoint where customs duties are collected, the flow of goods are regulated and restrictions enforced, and shipments or vehicles are cleared for entering or leaving a country office=government + government=customs
CTHSE courthouse a building in which courts of law are held amenity=courthouse
CTRA atomic center a facility where atomic research is carried out
CTRCM community center a facility for community recreation and other activities amenity=community_centre
CTRM medical center a complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc. healthcare=centre + building=yes
CTRR religious center a facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship amenity=place_of_worship
CTRS space center a facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
CTYD courtyard an area surrounded by a building or complex and open to the sky
CVNT convent a building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
DAM dam a barrier constructed across a stream to impound water waterway=dam
DAMQ ruined dam a destroyed or decayed dam which is no longer functional
DAMSB sub-surface dam a dam put down to bedrock in a sand river
DARY dairy a facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
DCKD dry dock a dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed
DCKY dockyard a facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
DIKE dike an earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
DIP diplomatic facility office, residence, or facility of a foreign government, which may include an embassy, consulate, chancery, office of charge d’affaires, or other diplomatic, economic, military, or cultural mission office=diplomatic
DPOF fuel depot an area where fuel is stored landuse=industrial + industrial=fuel_depot
EST estate(s) large commercialized agricultural landholding(s) with associated buildings and other facilities place=farm
ESTB banana plantation an estate that specializes in the growing of bananas
ESTC cotton plantation an estate specializing in the cultivation of cotton
ESTO oil palm plantation an estate specializing in the cultivation of oil palm trees
ESTR rubber plantation an estate which specializes in growing and tapping rubber trees
ESTSG sugar plantation an estate that specializes in growing sugar cane
ESTSL sisal plantation an estate that specializes in growing sisal
ESTT tea plantation an estate which specializes in growing tea bushes
ESTX section of estate section of estate
FCL facility an area, and associated structures, that have been developed to perform a specific principal function man_made=works
FIN financial institution an establishment for the custody, loan, exchange or issue of money, for the extension of credit, and for facilitating the transmission of funds amenity=bank
FIRE fire station building housing firefighters and/or fire fighting equipment amenity=fire_station
FNDY foundry a building or works where metal casting is carried out
FNT fountain a monumental and/or ornamental structure containing moving water, often including jets, falls, or other decorative features
FRM farm(s) tract(s) of land and associated building(s) devoted primarily to the production of crops and or livestock place=farm
FRMQ abandoned farm abandoned farm place=farm + disused=yes
FT fort a building that is specifically designed or reinforced to provide for defense from armed attack historic=fort
FY ferry a boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
FYT ferry terminal a place where ferries pick-up and discharge passengers, vehicles and or cargo
GARG parking garage a building or underground facility used exclusively for parking vehicles amenity=parking + parking=multi-storey
GATE gate a barrier on a transportation route that controls passage along that route historic=city_gate
GDN garden(s) enclosure(s) for displaying selected plant or animal life leisure=garden
GHAT ghāt a set of steps leading to a river, which are of religious significance, and at their base is usually a platform for bathing
GHSE guest house a house used to provide lodging for paying guests
GOSP gas-oil separator plant a facility for separating gas from oil
GRVE grave a burial site
HERM hermitage a secluded residence, usually for religious sects
HLT halting place a place where caravans stop for rest tourism=caravan_site
HMSD homestead a residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand
HSE house(s) a building or buildings used as human habitation building=house
HSEC country house a large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate building=house
HSP hospital a building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated amenity=hospital + healthcare=hospital
HSPC clinic facility which provides medical or surgical treatment for the ill or wounded on an out-patient basis (for example: at a clinic or dispensary) amenity=clinic + healthcare=clinic
HSPL leprosarium an asylum or hospital for lepers
HSTS historical site a place of historical importance historic=archaeological_site
HTL hotel a building providing lodging and/or meals for the public tourism=hotel
HUT hut(s) single or multiple, small, free standing, self-contained residence(s) usually having only a single multi-function room tourism=alpine_hut
INSM military installation an installation designed for and used by the military landuse=military
ITTR research institute a facility where research is carried out amenity=research_institute
JTY jetty a structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting man_made=pier
LDNG landing a place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
LGHSE longhouse a long, narrow, often single-room structure, used as a communal dwelling by large extended families and kinship groups
LIB library a building housing a curated collection of information resources, which may include books, periodicals, audiovisual and reference materials
LNDF landfill a place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
LOCK lock(s) basin(s) in a waterway with gates at each end by means of which vessels are passed from one water level to another
LTHSE lighthouse a distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light man_made=lighthouse
MAR marina a harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
MFG factory one or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated landuse=industrial + industrial=factory
MFGB brewery one or more buildings where beer is brewed
MFGC cannery a building where food items are canned landuse=industrial + industrial=factory + factory=food
MFGCU copper works a facility for processing copper ore
MFGLM limekiln a furnace in which limestone is reduced to lime
MFGM munitions plant a factory where ammunition is made
MFGPH phosphate works a facility for producing fertilizer
MFGQ abandoned factory abandoned factory
MFGSG sugar refinery a facility for converting raw sugar into refined sugar
MKT market a place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals amenity=marketplace
ML mill(s) building(s) housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products industrial=grinding_mill + landuse=industrial
MLM ore treatment plant a facility for improving the metal content of ore by concentration
MLO olive oil mill a mill where oil is extracted from olives
MLSG sugar mill a facility where sugar cane is processed into raw sugar
MLSGQ former sugar mill a sugar mill no longer used as a sugar mill
MLSW sawmill a mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
MLWND windmill a mill or water pump powered by wind
MLWTR water mill a mill powered by running water
MN mine(s) site(s) where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages landuse=industrial + industrial=mine
MNAU gold mine(s) mine(s) where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted landuse=industrial + industrial=mine + mine=gold
MNC coal mine(s) mine(s) where coal is extracted
MNCR chrome mine(s) mine(s) where chrome ore is extracted
MNCU copper mine(s) mine(s) where copper ore is extracted
MNDT diatomite mine(s) place(s) where diatomaceous earth is extracted
MNFE iron mine(s) mine(s) where iron ore is extracted
MNMT monument a commemorative structure or statue historic=monument
MNN salt mine(s) mine(s) from which salt is extracted landuse=industrial + industrial=mine
MNNI nickel mine(s) mine(s) where nickel ore is extracted
MNPB lead mine(s) mine(s) where lead ore is extracted
MNPL placer mine(s) place(s) where heavy metals are concentrated and running water is used to extract them from unconsolidated sediments
MNQ abandoned mine abandoned mine landuse=industrial + industrial=mine + disused=yes
MNQR quarry(-ies) surface mine(s) where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted landuse=quarry
MNSN tin mine(s) mine(s) where tin ore is extracted
MOLE mole a massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
MSQE mosque a building for public Islamic worship amenity=place_of_worship + religion=muslim + building=mosque
MSSN mission a 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
MSSNQ abandoned mission abandoned mission
MSTY monastery a building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion amenity=monastery
MUS museum a building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited tourism=museum
NOV novitiate a religious house or school where novices are trained
NSY nursery(-ies) place(s) where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
OBPT observation point a wildlife or scenic observation point
OBS observatory a facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
OBSR radio observatory a facility equipped with an array of antennae for receiving radio waves from space
OILJ oil pipeline junction a section of an oil pipeline where two or more pipes join together
OILQ abandoned oil well abandoned oil well man_made=petroleum_well + disused=yes
OILR oil refinery a facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products landuse=industrial + industrial=oil
OILT tank farm a tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored man_made=storage_tank + content=oil
OILW oil well a well from which oil may be pumped man_made=petroleum_well
PAL palace a large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence building=palace
PGDA pagoda a tower-like storied structure, usually a Buddhist shrine
PIER pier a structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation man_made=pier
PKLT parking lot an area used for parking vehicles
PMPO oil pumping station a facility for pumping oil through a pipeline man_made=pumping_station + pumping_station=oil
PMPW water pumping station a facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline man_made=pumping_station + pumping_station=water
PO post office a public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed amenity=post_office
PP police post a building in which police are stationed amenity=police
PPQ abandoned police post abandoned police post
PRKHQ park headquarters a park administrative facility
PRN prison a facility for confining prisoners amenity=prison
PRNC prison camp a prison or facility used for the temporary preventative confinement of people, often in large groups
PRNJ reformatory a facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offenders
PRNQ abandoned prison abandoned prison
PS power station a facility for generating electric power power=plant
PSH hydroelectric power station a building where electricity is generated from water power
PSN nuclear power station nuclear power station
PSS power substation a facility, along a power transmission line, in which electric current is switched, transformed, and/or converted
PSTB border post a post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods office=government + government=border_control
PSTP patrol post a post from which patrols are sent out
PSW wind farm a collection of wind turbines that are collocated and organized as a single power-generation unit
PYR pyramid(s) ancient massive structure(s) of square ground plan with four triangular faces meeting at a point and used for enclosing tombs historic=tomb + tomb=pyramid
QUAY quay a structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
RDCR traffic circle a road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only junction=roundabout
RECG golf course a recreation field where golf is played leisure=golf_course
RECR racetrack a track where races are held
RET store a building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
RHSE resthouse a structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
RKRY rookery a breeding place of a colony of birds or seals
RLG religious site an ancient site of significant religious importance
RLGR retreat a place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
RNCH ranch(es) large farm(s) specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
RSD railroad siding a short track parallel to and joining the main track
RSGNL railroad signal a signal at the entrance of a particular section of track governing the movement of trains
RSRT resort a specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities leisure=resort
RSTN railroad station a facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight railway=station
RSTNQ abandoned railroad station abandoned railroad station railway=station + disused=yes
RSTP railroad stop a place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight railway=halt
RSTPQ abandoned railroad stop abandoned railroad stop
RUIN ruin(s) destroyed or decayed structure(s) which is/are no longer functional historic=ruins
RYDQ abandoned railroad yard an abandoned railroad yard
SCH school building(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place amenity=school
SCHA agricultural school a school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
SCHC college the grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning amenity=college
SCHM military school a school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
SCHN maritime school a school at which maritime sciences form the core of the curriculum
SCHT technical school post-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum amenity=school + school=technical
SHOPC shopping center or mall an urban shopping area featuring a variety of shops surrounding a usually open-air concourse reserved for pedestrian traffic; or a large suburban building or group of buildings containing various shops with associated passageways shop=mall
SHRN shrine a structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept building=shrine
SHSE storehouse a building for storing goods, especially provisions building=warehouse
SLCE sluice a conduit or passage for carrying off surplus water from a waterbody, usually regulated by means of a sluice gate
SNTR sanatorium a facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
SPA spa a resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
SPLY spillway a passage or outlet through which surplus water flows over, around or through a dam
SQR square a broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city place=square
STBL stable a building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses building=stable
STDM stadium a structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators leisure=stadium
STMGS stream gauging station named place where a measuring station for a watercourse, reservoir or other water body exists
STNB scientific research base a facility for carrying out scientific/technological research or experiments
STNC coast guard station a facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels landuse=military + military=base + military_service=navy
STNF forest station a collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management office=forestry
STNI inspection station a station at which vehicles, goods, and people are inspected
STNM meteorological station a station at which weather elements are recorded
STNR radio station a facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
STNS satellite station a facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellites
STNW whaling station a facility for butchering whales and processing train oil
STPS steps stones or slabs placed for ease in ascending or descending a steep slope
SUBS subway station a facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading subway passengers railway=subway_entrance
SUBW subway a railroad used for mass public transportation primarily in urban areas, all or part of the system may be located below, above, or at ground level
SWT sewage treatment plant facility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater man_made=wastewater_plant
SYG synagogue a place for Jewish worship and religious instruction
THTR theater a building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
TMB tomb(s) structure(s) for interring bodies historic=tomb
TMPL temple(s) edifice(s) dedicated to religious worship amenity=place_of_worship + building=temple
TNKD cattle dipping tank a small artificial pond used for immersing cattle in chemically treated water for disease control
TOLL toll gate/barrier highway toll collection station
TOWR tower a high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter man_made=tower
TRANT transit terminal facilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
TRIG triangulation station a point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation man_made=survey_point
TRMO oil pipeline terminal a tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
VETF veterinary facility a building or camp at which veterinary services are available amenity=veterinary
WALL wall a thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
WALLA ancient wall the remains of a linear defensive stone structure
WEIR weir(s) small dam(s) in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel waterway=weir
WHRF wharf(-ves) a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities
WRCK wreck the site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
WTRW waterworks a facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
ZNF free trade zone an area, usually a section of a port, where goods may be received and shipped free of customs duty and of most customs regulations
ZOO zoo a zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition tourism=zoo
T- Hypsographic Features
ASPH asphalt lake a small basin containing naturally occurring asphalt
ATOL atoll(s) ring-shaped coral reef(s) with closely spaced islands on it encircling lagoon(s)
BAR bar a 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
BCH beach(es) shore zone(s) of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves natural=beach
BDLD badlands an area characterized by a maze of very closely spaced, deep, narrow, steep-sided ravines, and sharp crests and pinnacles
BLDR boulder field a high altitude or high latitude bare, flat area covered with large angular rocks
BLHL blowhole(s) hole(s) in coastal rock through which sea water is forced by a rising tide or waves and spurted through outlet(s) into the air
BLOW blowout(s) small depression(s) in sandy terrain, caused by wind erosion
BNCH bench a long, narrow bedrock platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
BUTE butte(s) small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill(s) with steep sides natural=peak
CAPE cape a land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction natural=cape
CFT cleft(s) deep narrow slot(s), notch(s), or groove(s) in a coastal cliff
CLDA caldera a depression measuring kilometers across formed by the collapse of a volcanic mountain
CLF cliff(s) high, steep to perpendicular slope(s) overlooking a waterbody or lower area natural=cliff
CNYN canyon a deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
CONE cone(s) conical landform(s) composed of mud or volcanic material
CRDR corridor a strip or area of land having significance as an access way
CRQ cirque(es) bowl-like hollow(s) partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
CRTR crater(s) generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression(s) caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
CUET cuesta(s) asymmetric ridge(s) formed on tilted strata natural=ridge
DLTA delta a flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
DPR depression(s) low area(s) surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage place=locality
DSRT desert a large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions natural=desert
DUNE dune(s) wave form(s), ridge(s) or star-shape feature(s) composed of sand natural=dune
DVD divide a line separating adjacent drainage basins
ERG sandy desert an extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes natural=desert + surface=sand
FAN fan(s) fan-shaped wedge(s) of coarse alluvium with apex(es) merging with mountain stream bed(s) and fan(s) spreading out at a low angle slope onto an adjacent plain
FORD ford a shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle ford=yes
FSR fissure a crack associated with volcanism
GAP gap a low place in a ridge, not used for transportation natural=saddle
GRGE gorge(s) short, narrow, steep-sided section(s) of a stream valley natural=gorge
HDLD headland a high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast natural=peninsula
HLL hill a rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m natural=hill
HLLS hills rounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m natural=hill
HMCK hammock(s) patch(es) of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland
HMDA rock desert a relatively sand-free, high bedrock plateau in a hot desert, with or without a gravel veneer natural=desert + surface=rock
INTF interfluve a relatively undissected upland between adjacent stream valleys
ISL island a tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water place=island
ISLF artificial island an island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoon
ISLM mangrove island a mangrove swamp surrounded by a waterbody
ISLS islands tracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water place=archipelago
ISLT land-tied island a coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
ISLX section of island section of island
ISTH isthmus a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
KRST karst area a distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
LAVA lava area an area of solidified lava
LEV levee a natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floods
MESA mesa(s) flat-topped, isolated elevation(s) with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau place=locality
MND mound(s) low, isolated, rounded hill(s) natural=hill
MRN moraine a mound, ridge, or other accumulation of glacial till
MT mountain an elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more natural=peak
MTS mountains a mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges natural=mountain_range
NKM meander neck a narrow strip of land between the two limbs of a meander loop at its narrowest point
NTK nunatak a rock or mountain peak protruding through glacial ice
NTKS nunataks rocks or mountain peaks protruding through glacial ice
PAN pan(s) near-level shallow, natural depression(s) or basin(s), usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool place=locality
PASS pass a break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap] mountain_pass=yes
PEN peninsula an elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water natural=peninsula
PENX section of peninsula section of peninsula
PK peak(s) pointed elevation(s) atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature natural=peak
PLAT plateau an elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams place=locality
PLATX section of plateau section of plateau
PLDR polder an area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
PLN plain(s) extensive area(s) of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area place=locality
PLNX section of plain section of plain
PROM promontory(-ies) bluff(s) or prominent hill(s) overlooking or projecting into a lowland natural=peak
PT point(s) tapering piece(s) of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape natural=cape
RDGB beach ridge a ridge of sand just inland and parallel to the beach, usually in series
RDGE ridge(s) long narrow elevation(s) with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest natural=ridge
REG stony desert a desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones natural=desert + surface=gravel
RK rock a conspicuous, isolated rocky mass natural=rock
RKFL rockfall an irregular mass of fallen rock at the base of a cliff or steep slope
RKS rocks conspicuous, isolated rocky masses natural=rock
SAND sand area a tract of land covered with sand natural=sand
SBED dry stream bed a channel formerly containing the water of a stream
SCRP escarpment a long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below natural=cliff
SDL saddle a broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains natural=saddle
SHOR shore a narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively natural=beach
SINK sinkhole a small crater-shape depression in a karst area natural=sinkhole
SLID slide a mound of earth material, at the base of a slope and the associated scoured area
SLP slope(s) surface(s) with a relatively uniform slope angle place=locality
SPIT spit a narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody natural=shoal
SPUR spur(s) subordinate ridge(s) projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation natural=ridge
TAL talus slope a steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
TRGD interdune trough(s) long wind-swept trough(s) between parallel longitudinal dunes place=locality
TRR terrace a long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
UPLD upland an extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief place=locality
VAL valley(s) elongated depression(s) usually traversed by a stream natural=valley
VALG hanging valley a valley the floor of which is notably higher than the valley or shore to which it leads; most common in areas that have been glaciated
VALX section of valley section of valley
VLC volcano a conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top natural=volcano
U- Undersea Features
APNU undersea apron a gentle slope, with a generally smooth surface, particularly found around groups of islands and seamounts
ARCU undersea arch a low bulge around the southeastern end of the island of Hawaii
ARRU undersea arrugado an area of subdued corrugations off Baja California
BDLU undersea borderland a region adjacent to a continent, normally occupied by or bordering a shelf, that is highly irregular with depths well in excess of those typical of a shelf
BKSU undersea banks elevations, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
BNCU undersea bench a small terrace
BNKU undersea bank an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
BSNU undersea basin a depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
CDAU undersea cordillera an entire mountain system including the subordinate ranges, interior plateaus, and basins
CNSU undersea canyons relatively narrow, deep depressions with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
CNYU undersea canyon a relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
CRSU continental rise a gentle slope rising from oceanic depths towards the foot of a continental slope
DEPU deep a localized deep area within the confines of a larger feature, such as a trough, basin or trench
EDGU undersea shelf edge a line along which there is a marked increase of slope at the outer margin of a continental shelf or island shelf
ESCU undersea escarpment (or scarp) an elongated and comparatively steep slope separating flat or gently sloping areas
FANU undersea fan a relatively smooth feature normally sloping away from the lower termination of a canyon or canyon system
FLTU undersea flat a small level or nearly level area
FRKU undersea fork a branch of a canyon or valley
FRSU undersea forks a branch of a canyon or valley
FRZU undersea fracture zone an extensive linear zone of irregular topography of the sea floor, characterized by steep-sided or asymmetrical ridges, troughs, or escarpments
FURU undersea furrow a closed, linear, narrow, shallow depression
GAPU undersea gap a narrow break in a ridge or rise
GLYU undersea gully a small valley-like feature
HLLU undersea hill an elevation rising generally less than 500 meters
HLSU undersea hills elevations rising generally less than 500 meters
HOLU undersea hole a small depression of the sea floor
KNLU undersea knoll an elevation rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
KNSU undersea knolls elevations rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summits
LDGU undersea ledge a rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
LEVU undersea levee an embankment bordering a canyon, valley, or seachannel
MDVU undersea median valley the axial depression of the mid-oceanic ridge system
MESU undersea mesa an isolated, extensive, flat-topped elevation on the shelf, with relatively steep sides
MNDU undersea mound a low, isolated, rounded hill
MOTU undersea moat an annular depression that may not be continuous, located at the base of many seamounts, islands, and other isolated elevations
MTSU undersea mountains well-delineated subdivisions of a large and complex positive feature
MTU undersea mountain a well-delineated subdivision of a large and complex positive feature
PKSU undersea peaks prominent elevations, part of a larger feature, either pointed or of very limited extent across the summit
PKU undersea peak a prominent elevation, part of a larger feature, either pointed or of very limited extent across the summit
PLFU undersea platform a flat or gently sloping underwater surface extending seaward from the shore
PLNU undersea plain a flat, gently sloping or nearly level region
PLTU undersea plateau a comparatively flat-topped feature of considerable extent, dropping off abruptly on one or more sides
PNLU undersea pinnacle a high tower or spire-shaped pillar of rock or coral, alone or cresting a summit
PRVU undersea province a region identifiable by a group of similar physiographic features whose characteristics are markedly in contrast with surrounding areas
RAVU undersea ravine a small canyon
RDGU undersea ridge a long narrow elevation with steep sides
RDSU undersea ridges long narrow elevations with steep sides
RFSU undersea reefs surface-navigation hazards composed of consolidated material
RFU undersea reef a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
RISU undersea rise a broad elevation that rises gently, and generally smoothly, from the sea floor
RMPU undersea ramp a gentle slope connecting areas of different elevations
RNGU undersea range a series of associated ridges or seamounts
SCNU seachannel a continuously sloping, elongated depression commonly found in fans or plains and customarily bordered by levees on one or two sides
SCSU seachannels continuously sloping, elongated depressions commonly found in fans or plains and customarily bordered by levees on one or two sides
SDLU undersea saddle a low part, resembling in shape a saddle, in a ridge or between contiguous seamounts
SHFU undersea shelf a zone adjacent to a continent (or around an island) that extends from the low water line to a depth at which there is usually a marked increase of slope towards oceanic depths
SHLU undersea shoal a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
SHSU undersea shoals hazards to surface navigation composed of unconsolidated material
SHVU undersea shelf valley a valley on the shelf, generally the shoreward extension of a canyon
SILU undersea sill the low part of an underwater gap or saddle separating basins, including a similar feature at the mouth of a fjord
SLPU undersea slope the slope seaward from the shelf edge to the beginning of a continental rise or the point where there is a general reduction in slope
SMSU seamounts elevations rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
SMU seamount an elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
SPRU undersea spur a subordinate elevation, ridge, or rise projecting outward from a larger feature
TERU undersea terrace a relatively flat horizontal or gently inclined surface, sometimes long and narrow, which is bounded by a steeper ascending slope on one side and by a steep descending slope on the opposite side
TMSU tablemounts (or guyots) seamounts having a comparatively smooth, flat top
TMTU tablemount (or guyot) a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat top
TNGU undersea tongue an elongate (tongue-like) extension of a flat sea floor into an adjacent higher feature
TRGU undersea trough a long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
TRNU undersea trench a long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
VALU undersea valley a relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
VLSU undersea valleys a relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
V- Vegetation Features
CULT cultivated area an area under cultivation place=locality
FRST forest(s) area(s) dominated by tree vegetation natural=wood
FRSTF fossilized forest a forest fossilized by geologic processes and now exposed at the earth's surface
GROVE grove a small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted natural=wood
GRSLD grassland an area dominated by grass vegetation
HTH heath an upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
MDW meadow a small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
OCH orchard(s) planting(s) of fruit or nut trees landuse=orchard
SCRB scrubland a tract covered sparsely by low trees, bushes, and/or shrubs that have been stunted by an environmental limitation natural=scrub
TREE tree(s) conspicuous tree(s) used as landmark(s) natural=tree
TUND tundra a marshy, treeless, high latitude plain, dominated by mosses, lichens, and low shrub vegetation under permafrost conditions
VIN vineyard(s) planting(s) of grapevines

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