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Feature Statistic

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
102.840A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
76.035A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
62.856A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
38.496A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
36.249A.ADM5fifth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a fourth-order administrative division
3.888A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
987A.ADM4Hhistorical fourth-order administrative divisiona former fourth-order administrative division
391A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
363A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
352A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
193A.PCLIindependent political entity
133A.PRSHparishan ecclesiastical district
35A.PCLDdependent political entity
22A.ADMDHhistorical administrative division a former administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
16A.LTERleased areaa tract of land leased to another country, usually for military installations
11A.PCLHhistorical political entitya former political entity
7A.PCLIXsection of independent political entity
5A.PCLSsemi-independent political entity
4A.ZNBbuffer zonea zone recognized as a buffer between two nations in which military presence is minimal or absent
3A.PCLpolitical entity
3A.PCLFfreely associated state
322.943 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
832.291H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
260.572H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
173.536H.STMIintermittent stream
101.018H.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
85.304H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
77.281H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
63.783H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
59.821H.WADwadia valley or ravine, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season becomes a watercourse; found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East
52.644H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
49.098H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
40.952H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
28.680H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
20.475H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
18.773H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
15.983H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
12.268H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
11.416H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
9.901H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
9.160H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
8.315H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
7.710H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
7.166H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
7.046H.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
6.203H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
5.204H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
4.439H.MOORmoor(s)an area of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils
4.143H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
4.009H.OVFoverfallsan area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the current
3.987H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
3.670H.LKIintermittent lake
3.617H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
3.373H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
3.315H.PNDIintermittent pond
3.082H.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
3.041H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
3.002H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
2.661H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
1.967H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1.966H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
1.809H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
1.765H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1.630H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
1.600H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1.579H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1.505H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
1.441H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
1.211H.CNLSBunderground irrigation canal(s)a gently inclined underground tunnel bringing water for irrigation from aquifers
1.201H.STMXsection of stream
1.121H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
1.108H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1.091H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
975H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
925H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
784H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
730H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
592H.CNLDdrainage canalan artificial waterway carrying water away from a wetland or from drainage ditches
506H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
485H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
393H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
379H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
343H.LKXsection of lake
328H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
315H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
296H.PNDSpondssmall standing waterbodies
295H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
294H.RFCcoral reef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of coral
284H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
269H.DTCHIirrigation ditcha ditch which serves to distribute irrigation water
251H.WLLQabandoned well
228H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
217H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
216H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
192H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
175H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
170H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
165H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
160H.CNLIirrigation canala canal which serves as a main conduit for irrigation water
156H.STMSBlost rivera surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area
151H.CHNNnavigation channela buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels
151H.CNLQabandoned canal
142H.WADXsection of wadi
132H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
129H.MRSHNsalt marsha flat area, subject to periodic salt water inundation, dominated by grassy salt-tolerant plants
127H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
114H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
113H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
111H.PNDSFfishpondsponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised
106H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
104H.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
91H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
80H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
77H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
76H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
75H.DCKBdocking basina part of a harbor where ships dock
75H.WADMwadi mouththe lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or waterbody
67H.CNLXsection of canal
62H.CNLNnavigation canal(s)a watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels
57H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
57H.POOLIintermittent pool
55H.CAPGicecapa dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
48H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
41H.LKOIintermittent oxbow lake
41H.DTCHDdrainage ditcha ditch which serves to drain the land
28H.GYSRgeysera type of hot spring with intermittent eruptions of jets of hot water and steam
23H.CRNTcurrenta horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity
18H.STMSstreamsbodies of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
18H.BNKXsection of bank
18H.OCNoceanone of the major divisions of the vast expanse of salt water covering part of the earth
18H.HBRXsection of harbor
15H.WADBwadi benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a wadi
15H.CUTFcutoffa channel formed as a result of a stream cutting through a meander neck
14H.LGNSlagoonsshallow coastal waterbodies, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
12H.RFXsection of reef
11H.LGNXsection of lagoon
11H.WLLSwellscylindrical holes, pits, or tunnels drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
9H.DOMGicecap domea comparatively elevated area on an icecap
9H.SPNSsulphur spring(s)a place where sulphur ground water flows naturally out of the ground
7H.WHRLwhirlpoola turbulent, rotating movement of water in a stream
6H.TNLCcanal tunnela tunnel through which a canal passes
5H.FLLSXsection of waterfall(s)
3H.WADSwadiesvalleys or ravines, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season become watercourses; found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East
3H.CNLBcanal benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a canal
3H.DTCHMditch mouth(s)an area where a drainage ditch enters a lagoon, lake or bay
2H.LKSNsalt lakesinland bodies of salt water with no outlet
2H.PNDNIintermittent salt pond(s)
2H.BAYSbayscoastal indentations between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
2H.LKSBunderground lakea standing body of water in a cave
2H.DPRGicecap depressiona comparatively depressed area on an icecap
2H.PNDSIintermittent ponds
1H.LKSCcrater lakeslakes in a crater or caldera
1H.LKSIintermittent lakes
1H.PNDSNsalt pondssmall standing bodies of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
1H.RDGGicecap ridgea linear elevation on an icecap
2.041.151 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
131.803L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
83.262L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
59.059L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
9.925L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
9.727L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
5.860L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
5.814L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
5.416L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
4.375L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
3.314L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
3.018L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
1.842L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1.703L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
1.352L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
899L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
657L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
577L.RESAagricultural reservea tract of land reserved for agricultural reclamation and/or development
553L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
514L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
384L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
351L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
263L.FLDIirrigated field(s)a tract of level or terraced land which is irrigated
202L.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
159L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
151L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
149L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
135L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
88L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
85L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
83L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
76L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
70L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
60L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
57L.RGNEeconomic regiona region of a country established for economic development or for statistical purposes
47L.LANDarctic landa tract of land in the Arctic
36L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
30L.MVAmaneuver areaa tract of land where military field exercises are carried out
29L.CNSconcession areaa lease of land by a government for economic development, e.g., mining, forestry
21L.COLFcoalfielda region in which coal deposits of possible economic value occur
20L.PEATpeat cutting areaan area where peat is harvested
20L.NVBnaval basean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for troops and naval personnel, a port for naval vessels, and from which operations are initiated
15L.RGNLlake regiona tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
13L.GVLgravel areaan area covered with gravel
8L.RNGAartillery rangea tract of land used for artillery firing practice
7L.RESPpalm tree reservean area of palm trees where use is controlled
7L.CONTcontinentcontinent: Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Oceania, Antarctica
3L.BSNPpetroleum basinan area underlain by an oil-rich structural basin
1L.QCKSquicksandan area where loose sand with water moving through it may become unstable when heavy objects are placed at the surface, causing them to sink
332.271 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
3.363.671P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
139.332P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
69.836P.PPLXsection of populated place
35.882P.PPLQabandoned populated place
26.667P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
26.594P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
15.045P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
8.051P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
3.444P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2.306P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
1.304P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
245P.STLMTisraeli settlement
241P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
95P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
93P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
13P.PPLGseat of government of a political entity
1P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
3.692.859 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
14.217R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
12.004R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
5.867R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
2.928R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1.049R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
619R.PTGEportagea place where boats, goods, etc., are carried overland between navigable waters
437R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
298R.TNLRDroad tunnela tunnel through which a road passes
267R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
157R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
112R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
91R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
52R.RRQabandoned railroad
32R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
23R.OILPoil pipelinea pipeline used for transporting oil
16R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
12R.RDAancient roadthe remains of a road used by ancient cultures
10R.RTEcaravan routethe route taken by caravans
4R.RDCUTroad cutan excavation cut through a hill or ridge for a road
2R.STKRstock routea route taken by livestock herds
38.209 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
315.315S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
273.217S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
240.332S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
194.964S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
142.006S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
139.024S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
67.865S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
51.446S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
49.420S.HMSDhomesteada residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand
45.898S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
41.971S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
40.481S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
32.305S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
24.385S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
24.200S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
21.967S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
20.770S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
20.230S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
18.002S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
17.422S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
17.052S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
16.758S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
14.422S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
12.587S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
10.489S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
9.711S.FRMTfarmsteadthe buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm
8.652S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
8.501S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
8.437S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
8.074S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
7.589S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
7.195S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
6.151S.HUThuta small primitive house
5.667S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
5.480S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
4.953S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
4.481S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
4.147S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
4.084S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
4.003S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
3.851S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
3.782S.FRMQabandoned farm
3.413S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
3.094S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
3.015S.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
2.905S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
2.854S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
2.846S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2.846S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2.763S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
2.714S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
2.481S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2.340S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
2.312S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
2.219S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
2.144S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1.982S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
1.749S.ESTXsection of estate
1.689S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1.648S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1.584S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1.567S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1.548S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1.533S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1.508S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
1.399S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1.361S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1.239S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
1.235S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1.213S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
1.157S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1.081S.MNQabandoned mine
890S.CMPQabandoned camp
858S.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
853S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
828S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
792S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
790S.GRVEgravea burial site
773S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
727S.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.
722S.ESTRrubber plantationan estate which specializes in growing and tapping rubber trees
720S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
683S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
662S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
638S.PSTPpatrol posta post from which patrols are sent out
548S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
547S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
539S.PGDApagodaa tower-like storied structure, usually a Buddhist shrine
514S.LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
510S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
501S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
475S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
473S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
468S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
462S.ESTOoil palm plantationan estate specializing in the cultivation of oil palm trees
457S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
437S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
433S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
417S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
410S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
398S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
394S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
394S.DIPdiplomatic facilityoffice, 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
356S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
345S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
343S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
333S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
327S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
308S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
278S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
272S.ESTTtea plantationan estate which specializes in growing tea bushes
268S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
265S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
258S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
253S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
248S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
245S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
243S.TNKDcattle dipping tanka small artificial pond used for immersing cattle in chemically treated water for disease control
230S.MNCcoal mine(s)a mine where coal is extracted
228S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
227S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
226S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
223S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
218S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
213S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
210S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
207S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
205S.CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggers
202S.DAMQruined dama destroyed or decayed dam which is no longer functional
201S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
199S.HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for rest
194S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
194S.MLSGsugar milla facility where sugar cane is processed into raw sugar
193S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
185S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
172S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
161S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
160S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
160S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
150S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
144S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
140S.RSGNLrailroad signala signal at the entrance of a particular section of track governing the movement of trains
128S.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
126S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
122S.MLWTRwater milla mill powered by running water
117S.CMPLAlabor campa camp used by migrant or temporary laborers
117S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
113S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
111S.RSTPQabandoned railroad stop
111S.ESTSGsugar plantationan estate that specializes in growing sugar cane
108S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
99S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
98S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
96S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
92S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
91S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
86S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
83S.HUTShutssmall primitive houses
82S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
80S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
73S.MNCUcopper mine(s)a mine where copper ore is extracted
71S.SLCEsluicea conduit or passage for carrying off surplus water from a waterbody, usually regulated by means of a sluice gate
71S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
70S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
67S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
64S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
63S.MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
63S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
62S.RLGRretreata place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
61S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
58S.MFGSGsugar refinerya facility for converting raw sugar into refined sugar
57S.USGEunited states government establishmenta facility operated by the United States Government in Panama
54S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
52S.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
52S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
50S.MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewed
50S.STNIinspection stationa station at which vehicles, goods, and people are inspected
50S.MNFEiron mine(s)a mine where iron ore is extracted
48S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
46S.CMPMNmining campa camp used by miners
46S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
43S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
42S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
40S.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.
39S.MFGQabandoned factory
37S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
37S.WALLAancient wallthe remains of a linear defensive stone structure
36S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
36S.WEIRweir(s)a small dam in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel
34S.STNEexperiment stationa facility for carrying out experiments
34S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
33S.PPQabandoned police post
30S.MFGCcannerya building where food items are canned
29S.HSPDdispensarya building where medical or dental aid is dispensed
28S.DAMSBsub-surface dama dam put down to bedrock in a sand river
28S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
28S.GOSPgas-oil separator planta facility for separating gas from oil
25S.HERMhermitagea secluded residence, usually for religious sects
25S.STNSsatellite stationa facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellites
25S.PYRpyramidan ancient massive structure of square ground plan with four triangular faces meeting at a point and used for enclosing tombs
24S.CMPOoil campa camp used by oilfield workers
23S.MLSGQformer sugar milla sugar mill no longer used as a sugar mill
22S.BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
20S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
20S.RKRYrookerya breeding place of a colony of birds or seals
19S.MNNsalt mine(s)a mine from which salt is extracted
19S.DCKDdry docka dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed
17S.MNCRchrome mine(s)a mine where chrome ore is extracted
15S.SHPFsheepfolda fence or wall enclosure for sheep and other small herd animals
15S.CTRAatomic centera facility where atomic research is carried out
14S.ZNFfree trade zonean area, usually a section of a port, where goods may be received and shipped free of customs duty and of most customs regulations
14S.FNDYfoundrya building or works where metal casting is carried out
13S.TWOtemp work officeTemporary Work Offices
13S.PRNJreformatorya facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offenders
13S.OILQabandoned oil well
12S.CTRSspace centera facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
12S.BDGQruined bridgea destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
12S.PRKGTpark gatea controlled access to a park
12S.OILJoil pipeline junctiona section of an oil pipeline where two or more pipes join together
12S.MFGPHphosphate worksa facility for producing fertilizer
11S.LEPCleper colonya settled area inhabited by lepers in relative isolation
11S.OBSRradio observatorya facility equipped with an array of antennae for receiving radio waves from space
9S.GHATghata set of steps leading to a river, which are of religious significance, and at their base is usually a platform for bathing
9S.MLMore treatment planta facility for improving the metal content of ore by concentration
9S.SCHNmaritime schoola school at which maritime sciences form the core of the curriculum
8S.MSSNQabandoned mission
8S.SCHLlanguage schoolLanguage Schools & Institutions
8S.ASYLasyluma facility where the insane are cared for and protected
8S.BURburial cave(s)a cave used for human burials
6S.SPLYspillwaya passage or outlet through which surplus water flows over, around or through a dam
6S.NOVnovitiatea religious house or school where novices are trained
6S.BSTNbaling stationa facility for baling agricultural products
6S.UNIPuniversity prep schoolUniversity Preparation Schools & Institutions
5S.MLOolive oil milla mill where oil is extracted from olives
5S.MFGCUcopper worksa facility for processing copper ore
5S.PSTCcustoms posta building at an international boundary where customs and duties are paid on goods
4S.STPSstepsstones or slabs placed for ease in ascending or descending a steep slope
4S.STNWwhaling stationa facility for butchering whales and processing train oil
4S.MFGMmunitions planta factory where ammunition is made
4S.MFGLMlimekilna furnace in which limestone is reduced to lime
3S.SECPState Exam Prep Centrestate exam preparation centres
2S.PRNQabandoned prison
1S.PYRSpyramidsancient massive structures of square ground plan with four triangular faces meeting at a point and used for enclosing tombs
2.140.312 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
364.355T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
335.512T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
150.175T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
124.304T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
81.084T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
43.420T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
35.547T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
35.346T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
28.823T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
26.696T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
25.006T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
21.309T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
16.429T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
15.274T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
10.961T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
10.931T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
10.507T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
10.197T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
9.688T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
9.586T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
8.590T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
7.424T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
6.943T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
6.459T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
5.825T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
5.552T.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
3.673T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
3.470T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2.085T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
2.026T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
1.969T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
1.907T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
1.361T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1.297T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
1.217T.NTKnunataka rock or mountain peak protruding through glacial ice
1.176T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
1.106T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1.079T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
921T.LEVleveea natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floods
888T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
835T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
804T.ISLXsection of island
747T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
741T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
721T.BNCHbencha long, narrow bedrock platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
627T.BLOWblowout(s)a small depression in sandy terrain, caused by wind erosion
549T.KRSTkarst areaa distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
549T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
535T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
459T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
453T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
452T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
405T.SBEDdry stream beda channel formerly containing the water of a stream
363T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
332T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
330T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
317T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
312T.ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
297T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
296T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
232T.NTKSnunataksrocks or mountain peaks protruding through glacial ice
227T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
221T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
192T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
150T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
121T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
107T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
98T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
79T.ISLFartificial islandan island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoon
73T.VALGhanging valleya 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
63T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
51T.FSRfissurea crack associated with volcanism
47T.FANfan(s)a fan-shaped wedge of coarse alluvium with apex merging with a mountain stream bed and the fan spreading out at a low angle slope onto an adjacent plain
46T.CLDAcalderaa depression measuring kilometers across formed by the collapse of a volcanic mountain
41T.RDGBbeach ridgea ridge of sand just inland and parallel to the beach, usually in series
41T.DVDdividea line separating adjacent drainage basins
40T.HMDArock deserta relatively sand-free, high bedrock plateau in a hot desert, with or without a gravel veneer
35T.PENXsection of peninsula
33T.MRNmorainea mound, ridge, or other accumulation of glacial till
26T.BCHSbeachesa shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
25T.INTFinterfluvea relatively undissected upland between adjacent stream valleys
21T.BDLDbadlandsan area characterized by a maze of very closely spaced, deep, narrow, steep-sided ravines, and sharp crests and pinnacles
19T.VALXsection of valley
15T.PLATXsection of plateau
15T.CUETcuesta(s)an asymmetric ridge formed on tilted strata
12T.PLNXsection of plain
11T.ISLMmangrove islanda mangrove swamp surrounded by a waterbody
8T.BLHLblowhole(s)a hole in coastal rock through which sea water is forced by a rising tide or waves and spurted through an outlet into the air
8T.BLDRboulder fielda high altitude or high latitude bare, flat area covered with large angular rocks
6T.SLIDslidea mound of earth material, at the base of a slope and the associated scoured area
5T.RKFLrockfallan irregular mass of fallen rock at the base of a cliff or steep slope
5T.VALSvalleyselongated depressions usually traversed by a stream
5T.PTSpointstapering pieces of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
4T.PANSpansa near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
3T.CRDRcorridora strip or area of land having significance as an access way
2T.ASPHasphalt lakea small basin containing naturally occurring asphalt
2T.NKMmeander necka narrow strip of land between the two limbs of a meander loop at its narrowest point
1T.CRQScirquesbowl-like hollows partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
1.442.344 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
7.227U.SHSUshoalshazards to surface navigation composed of unconsolidated material
1.297U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
634U.CNYUcanyona relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
551U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
519U.LDGUledgea rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
496U.BNKUbankan elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
454U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
360U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
272U.GLYUgullya small valley-like feature
200U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
189U.VALUvalleya relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
167U.TMTUtablemount (or guyot)a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat top
152U.KNLUknollan elevation rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
137U.FRZUfracture zonean extensive linear zone of irregular topography of the sea floor, characterized by steep-sided or asymmetrical ridges, troughs, or escarpments
134U.SHLUshoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
118U.SMSUseamountselevations rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
97U.FLTUflata small level or nearly level area
90U.RISUrisea broad elevation that rises gently, and generally smoothly, from the sea floor
87U.PLNUplaina flat, gently sloping or nearly level region
83U.SPRUspura subordinate elevation, ridge, or rise projecting outward from a larger feature
75U.ESCUescarpment (or scarp)an elongated and comparatively steep slope separating flat or gently sloping areas
73U.PLTUplateaua comparatively flat-topped feature of considerable extent, dropping off abruptly on one or more sides
66U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
61U.RFSUreefssurface-navigation hazards composed of consolidated material
53U.HLLUhillan elevation rising generally less than 500 meters
48U.SCNUseachannela continuously sloping, elongated depression commonly found in fans or plains and customarily bordered by levees on one or two sides
44U.TERUterracea 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
40U.MNDUmounda low, isolated, rounded hill
40U.HOLUholea small depression of the sea floor
33U.FANUfana relatively smooth feature normally sloping away from the lower termination of a canyon or canyon system
32U.GAPUgapa narrow break in a ridge or rise
31U.SLPUslopethe slope seaward from the shelf edge to the beginning of a continental rise or the point where there is a general reduction in slope
24U.SHFUshelfa 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
23U.BKSUbankselevations, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
12U.DEPUdeepa localized deep area within the confines of a larger feature, such as a trough, basin or trench
12U.KNSUknollselevations rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summits
11U.SDLUsaddlea low part, resembling in shape a saddle, in a ridge or between contiguous seamounts
11U.HLSUhillselevations rising generally less than 500 meters
10U.CNSUcanyonsrelatively narrow, deep depressions with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
7U.TNGUtonguean elongate (tongue-like) extension of a flat sea floor into an adjacent higher feature
7U.PRVUprovincea region identifiable by a group of similar physiographic features whose characteristics are markedly in contrast with surrounding areas
6U.APNUaprona gentle slope, with a generally smooth surface, particularly found around groups of islands and seamounts
5U.FURUfurrowa closed, linear, narrow, shallow depression
5U.SHVUshelf valleya valley on the shelf, generally the shoreward extension of a canyon
4U.EDGUshelf edgea line along which there is a marked increase of slope at the outer margin of a continental shelf or island shelf
4U.RDSUridgeslong narrow elevations with steep sides
4U.SILUsillthe low part of a gap or saddle separating basins
4U.CDAUcordilleraan entire mountain system including the subordinate ranges, interior plateaus, and basins
3U.TMSUtablemounts (or guyots)seamounts having a comparatively smooth, flat top
3U.BDLUborderlanda 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
3U.SCSUseachannelscontinuously sloping, elongated depressions commonly found in fans or plains and customarily bordered by levees on one or two sides
2U.PNLUpinnaclea high tower or spire-shaped pillar of rock or coral, alone or cresting a summit
2U.PKUpeaka prominent elevation, part of a larger feature, either pointed or of very limited extent across the summit
2U.VLSUvalleysa relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
2U.CRSUcontinental risea gentle slope rising from oceanic depths towards the foot of a continental slope
1U.LEVUleveean embankment bordering a canyon, valley, or seachannel
1U.MOTUmoatan annular depression that may not be continuous, located at the base of many seamounts, islands, and other isolated elevations
1U.PKSUpeaksprominent elevations, part of a larger feature, either pointed or of very limited extent across the summit
1U.MESUmesaan isolated, extensive, flat-topped elevation on the shelf, with relatively steep sides
1U.ARCUarcha low bulge around the southeastern end of the island of Hawaii
1U.ARRUarrugadoan area of subdued corrugations off Baja California
1U.MTUmountaina well-delineated subdivision of a large and complex positive feature
14.232 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
21.193V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
3.841V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1.652V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
1.140V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
1.112V.GRVPpalm grovea planting of palm trees
1.006V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
958V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
314V.GRVCcoconut grovea planting of coconut trees
288V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
248V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
246V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
90V.GRVOolive grovea planting of olive trees
6V.GRVPNpine grovea planting of pine trees
6V.VINSvineyardsplantings of grapevines
4V.FRSTFfossilized foresta forest fossilized by geologic processes and now exposed at the earth's surface
4V.TUNDtundraa marshy, treeless, high latitude plain, dominated by mosses, lichens, and low shrub vegetation under permafrost conditions
3V.BUSHbush(es)a small clump of conspicuous bushes in an otherwise bare area
32.111 Total for V