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Feature Statistic

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
103.896A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
86.097A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
63.518A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
40.154A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
37.219A.ADM5fifth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a fourth-order administrative division
3.880A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1.127A.ADM4Hhistorical fourth-order administrative divisiona former fourth-order administrative division
423A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
406A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
388A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
193A.PCLIindependent political entity
163A.PRSHparishan ecclesiastical district
89A.ADMDHhistorical administrative division a former administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
35A.PCLDdependent political entity
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
337.692 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
853.603H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
261.697H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
184.352H.STMIintermittent stream
104.821H.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
87.091H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
77.511H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
68.563H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
67.145H.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
53.458H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
49.197H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
47.582H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
28.680H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
20.635H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
19.941H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
16.147H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
13.772H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
11.538H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
9.932H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
9.231H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
8.349H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
7.817H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
7.378H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
7.242H.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
6.255H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
5.258H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
5.143H.LKIintermittent lake
4.439H.MOORmoor(s)an area of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils
4.227H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
3.993H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
3.988H.OVFoverfallsan area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the current
3.973H.PNDIintermittent pond
3.670H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
3.378H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
3.111H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
3.100H.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
3.029H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
2.977H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
2.685H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
1.973H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1.963H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
1.896H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1.810H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
1.633H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
1.613H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1.458H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
1.452H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
1.363H.STMXsection of stream
1.226H.CNLSBunderground irrigation canal(s)a gently inclined underground tunnel bringing water for irrigation from aquifers
1.186H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
1.136H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
1.125H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1.060H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
983H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
926H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
730H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
561H.CNLDdrainage canalan artificial waterway carrying water away from a wetland or from drainage ditches
507H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
493H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
432H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
393H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
391H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
354H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
348H.LKXsection of lake
330H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
328H.WLLQabandoned well
314H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
305H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
298H.PNDSpondssmall standing waterbodies
294H.RFCcoral reef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of coral
277H.DTCHIirrigation ditcha ditch which serves to distribute irrigation water
263H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
255H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
234H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
228H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
213H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
204H.CNLQabandoned canal
177H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
171H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
170H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
163H.STMSBlost rivera surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area
157H.MRSHNsalt marsha flat area, subject to periodic salt water inundation, dominated by grassy salt-tolerant plants
152H.CHNNnavigation channela buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels
148H.WADXsection of wadi
141H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
135H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
134H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
119H.PNDSFfishpondsponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised
113H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
109H.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
108H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
92H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
87H.CNLIirrigation canala canal which serves as a main conduit for irrigation water
84H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
76H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
75H.DCKBdocking basina part of a harbor where ships dock
74H.WADMwadi mouththe lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or waterbody
69H.CNLXsection of canal
64H.DTCHDdrainage ditcha ditch which serves to drain the land
62H.CNLNnavigation canal(s)a watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels
59H.LKOIintermittent oxbow lake
58H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
57H.POOLIintermittent pool
56H.CAPGicecapa dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
28H.GYSRgeysera type of hot spring with intermittent eruptions of jets of hot water and steam
25H.CRNTcurrenta horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity
20H.STMSstreamsbodies of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
18H.OCNoceanone of the major divisions of the vast expanse of salt water covering part of the earth
18H.HBRXsection of harbor
17H.BNKXsection of bank
16H.LGNSlagoonsshallow coastal waterbodies, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
16H.CUTFcutoffa channel formed as a result of a stream cutting through a meander neck
15H.WADBwadi benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a wadi
12H.DOMGicecap domea comparatively elevated area on an icecap
12H.RFXsection of reef
11H.LGNXsection of lagoon
10H.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.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
6H.PNDNIintermittent salt pond(s)
5H.FLLSXsection of waterfall(s)
3H.BAYSbayscoastal indentations between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
3H.CNLBcanal benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a canal
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.DTCHMditch mouth(s)an area where a drainage ditch enters a lagoon, lake or bay
2H.DPRGicecap depressiona comparatively depressed area on an icecap
2H.LKSNsalt lakesinland bodies of salt water with no outlet
1H.LKSBunderground lakea standing body of water in a cave
1H.LKSIintermittent lakes
1H.PNDSNsalt pondssmall standing bodies of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
1H.INLTQformer inletan inlet which has been filled in, or blocked by deposits
1H.RDGGicecap ridgea linear elevation on an icecap
1H.LKSCcrater lakeslakes in a crater or caldera
2.109.143 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
150.492L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
85.361L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
62.963L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
12.996L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
12.883L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
9.924L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
5.740L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
5.419L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
5.202L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
4.385L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
3.455L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1.870L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1.710L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
1.514L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1.066L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
1.035L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
677L.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
518L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
429L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
382L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
379L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
268L.FLDIirrigated field(s)a tract of level or terraced land which is irrigated
200L.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
186L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
149L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
148L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
97L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
91L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
88L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
83L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
80L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
69L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
58L.RGNEeconomic regiona region of a country established for economic development or for statistical purposes
48L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
44L.LANDarctic landa tract of land in the Arctic
33L.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
22L.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
22L.COLFcoalfielda region in which coal deposits of possible economic value occur
20L.PEATpeat cutting areaan area where peat is harvested
16L.RGNLlake regiona tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
13L.GVLgravel areaan area covered with gravel
10L.RNGAartillery rangea tract of land used for artillery firing practice
9L.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
370.802 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
3.929.338P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
146.446P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
76.617P.PPLXsection of populated place
44.234P.PPLQabandoned populated place
27.198P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
26.600P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
16.195P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
9.846P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
3.474P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2.327P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
866P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
242P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
241P.STLMTisraeli settlement
113P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
104P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
14P.PPLGseat of government of a political entity
2P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
4.283.892 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
14.243R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
12.198R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
6.063R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
3.302R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1.212R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
709R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
619R.PTGEportagea place where boats, goods, etc., are carried overland between navigable waters
370R.TNLRDroad tunnela tunnel through which a road passes
301R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
162R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
120R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
90R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
58R.RRQabandoned railroad
32R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
25R.OILPoil pipelinea pipeline used for transporting oil
20R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
13R.RDAancient roadthe remains of a road used by ancient cultures
10R.RTEcaravan routethe route taken by caravans
5R.RDCUTroad cutan excavation cut through a hill or ridge for a road
2R.STKRstock routea route taken by livestock herds
39.566 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
318.493S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
274.942S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
243.507S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
241.190S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
143.418S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
141.971S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
68.319S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
53.179S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
49.415S.HMSDhomesteada residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand
45.970S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
42.103S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
40.815S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
34.040S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
25.581S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
24.231S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
23.946S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
22.697S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
22.046S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
21.019S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
20.546S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
18.004S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
17.137S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
16.895S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
14.800S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
12.622S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
10.920S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
10.779S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
9.714S.FRMTfarmsteadthe buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm
8.584S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
8.496S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
8.362S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
8.167S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
7.938S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
7.608S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
6.618S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
6.420S.HUThuta small primitive house
5.818S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
4.696S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
4.231S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
4.168S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
4.094S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
4.035S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
4.003S.FRMQabandoned farm
3.612S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
3.425S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
3.425S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
3.225S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
3.138S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
3.013S.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
3.011S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
2.973S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
2.939S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2.891S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2.867S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2.602S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
2.530S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
2.440S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
2.291S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
2.228S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1.985S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
1.861S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1.763S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1.751S.ESTXsection of estate
1.661S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
1.623S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1.600S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1.554S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1.553S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1.496S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1.378S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1.305S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
1.289S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
1.226S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1.171S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1.128S.MNQabandoned mine
1.089S.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.
1.053S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
988S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
913S.GRVEgravea burial site
904S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
894S.CMPQabandoned camp
875S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
862S.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
810S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
803S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
764S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
739S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
722S.ESTRrubber plantationan estate which specializes in growing and tapping rubber trees
689S.PSTPpatrol posta post from which patrols are sent out
626S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
587S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
584S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
555S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
544S.PGDApagodaa tower-like storied structure, usually a Buddhist shrine
516S.LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
510S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
509S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
493S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
488S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
487S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
467S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
462S.ESTOoil palm plantationan estate specializing in the cultivation of oil palm trees
461S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
456S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
429S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
416S.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
385S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
368S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
367S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
366S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
355S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
328S.ESTTtea plantationan estate which specializes in growing tea bushes
322S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
318S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
309S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
299S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
298S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
296S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
292S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
284S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
282S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
261S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
257S.MNCcoal mine(s)a mine where coal is extracted
255S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
244S.TNKDcattle dipping tanka small artificial pond used for immersing cattle in chemically treated water for disease control
234S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
233S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
227S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
213S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
208S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
206S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
206S.CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggers
202S.DAMQruined dama destroyed or decayed dam which is no longer functional
201S.HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for rest
200S.MLSGsugar milla facility where sugar cane is processed into raw sugar
197S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
190S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
183S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
174S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
171S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
157S.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
154S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
145S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
141S.RSGNLrailroad signala signal at the entrance of a particular section of track governing the movement of trains
139S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
134S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
132S.MLWTRwater milla mill powered by running water
128S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
122S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
120S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
119S.CMPLAlabor campa camp used by migrant or temporary laborers
119S.RSTPQabandoned railroad stop
118S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
112S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
112S.ESTSGsugar plantationan estate that specializes in growing sugar cane
104S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
102S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
100S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
97S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
97S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
87S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
87S.MNCUcopper mine(s)a mine where copper ore is extracted
85S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
82S.HUTShutssmall primitive houses
81S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
74S.GHATghata set of steps leading to a river, which are of religious significance, and at their base is usually a platform for bathing
74S.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
72S.SLCEsluicea conduit or passage for carrying off surplus water from a waterbody, usually regulated by means of a sluice gate
70S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
67S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
66S.MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewed
66S.RLGRretreata place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
65S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
64S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
63S.MFGSGsugar refinerya facility for converting raw sugar into refined sugar
60S.USGEunited states government establishmenta facility operated by the United States Government in Panama
57S.STNIinspection stationa station at which vehicles, goods, and people are inspected
56S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
54S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
52S.MNFEiron mine(s)a mine where iron ore is extracted
52S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
48S.WEIRweir(s)a small dam in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel
47S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
47S.CMPMNmining campa camp used by miners
45S.GOSPgas-oil separator planta facility for separating gas from oil
44S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
43S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
42S.MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
42S.MFGQabandoned factory
40S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
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.WALLAancient wallthe remains of a linear defensive stone structure
36S.STNEexperiment stationa facility for carrying out experiments
34S.MFGCcannerya building where food items are canned
32S.PPQabandoned police post
31S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
29S.HSPDdispensarya building where medical or dental aid is dispensed
28S.DAMSBsub-surface dama dam put down to bedrock in a sand river
27S.CMPOoil campa camp used by oilfield workers
26S.HERMhermitagea secluded residence, usually for religious sects
26S.PYRpyramidan ancient massive structure of square ground plan with four triangular faces meeting at a point and used for enclosing tombs
25S.STNSsatellite stationa facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellites
24S.BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
23S.MLSGQformer sugar milla sugar mill no longer used as a sugar mill
22S.DCKDdry docka dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed
21S.PRKGTpark gatea controlled access to a park
21S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
20S.MNNsalt mine(s)a mine from which salt is extracted
20S.RKRYrookerya breeding place of a colony of birds or seals
19S.PRNJreformatorya facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offenders
18S.MNCRchrome mine(s)a mine where chrome ore is extracted
17S.CTRSspace centera facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
16S.SHPFsheepfolda fence or wall enclosure for sheep and other small herd animals
16S.MFGPHphosphate worksa facility for producing fertilizer
15S.CTRAatomic centera facility where atomic research is carried out
15S.TWOtemp work officeTemporary Work Offices
14S.FNDYfoundrya building or works where metal casting 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
13S.OILQabandoned oil well
12S.OILJoil pipeline junctiona section of an oil pipeline where two or more pipes join together
11S.LEPCleper colonya settled area inhabited by lepers in relative isolation
11S.BDGQruined bridgea destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
11S.OBSRradio observatorya facility equipped with an array of antennae for receiving radio waves from space
9S.SCHNmaritime schoola school at which maritime sciences form the core of the curriculum
9S.SCHLlanguage schoolLanguage Schools & Institutions
9S.MLMore treatment planta facility for improving the metal content of ore by concentration
8S.MSSNQabandoned mission
8S.BURburial cave(s)a cave used for human burials
8S.ASYLasyluma facility where the insane are cared for and protected
7S.UNIPuniversity prep schoolUniversity Preparation Schools & Institutions
6S.SPLYspillwaya passage or outlet through which surplus water flows over, around or through a dam
6S.BSTNbaling stationa facility for baling agricultural products
6S.NOVnovitiatea religious house or school where novices are trained
5S.MLOolive oil milla mill where oil is extracted from olives
5S.MFGMmunitions planta factory where ammunition is made
5S.MFGCUcopper worksa facility for processing copper ore
4S.MFGLMlimekilna furnace in which limestone is reduced to lime
4S.STPSstepsstones or slabs placed for ease in ascending or descending a steep slope
4S.PSTCcustoms posta building at an international boundary where customs and duties are paid on goods
4S.STNWwhaling stationa facility for butchering whales and processing train oil
3S.PYRSpyramidsancient massive structures of square ground plan with four triangular faces meeting at a point and used for enclosing tombs
3S.SECPState Exam Prep Centrestate exam preparation centres
2S.PRNQabandoned prison
2.256.984 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
377.174T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
354.485T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
151.140T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
126.645T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
81.654T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
44.764T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
38.650T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
37.592T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
28.807T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
26.854T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
25.777T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
21.481T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
16.742T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
16.447T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
12.636T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
12.076T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
10.987T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
10.880T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
10.599T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
9.966T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
8.601T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
7.894T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
7.031T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
6.524T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
6.037T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
5.553T.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
3.691T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
3.495T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
3.178T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
2.266T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
2.030T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
1.907T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
1.657T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
1.420T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1.308T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
1.219T.NTKnunataka rock or mountain peak protruding through glacial ice
1.185T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
1.144T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
976T.LEVleveea natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floods
951T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
888T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
805T.ISLXsection of island
771T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
751T.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
626T.BLOWblowout(s)a small depression in sandy terrain, caused by wind erosion
568T.KRSTkarst areaa distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
564T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
537T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
526T.SBEDdry stream beda channel formerly containing the water of a stream
471T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
470T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
461T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
381T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
367T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
339T.ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
338T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
318T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
303T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
297T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
236T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
232T.NTKSnunataksrocks or mountain peaks protruding through glacial ice
226T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
204T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
193T.PLNXsection of plain
152T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
123T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
123T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
97T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
85T.ISLFartificial islandan island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoon
79T.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
64T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
52T.FSRfissurea crack associated with volcanism
50T.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
43T.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
37T.PENXsection of peninsula
34T.MRNmorainea mound, ridge, or other accumulation of glacial till
33T.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
23T.BDLDbadlandsan area characterized by a maze of very closely spaced, deep, narrow, steep-sided ravines, and sharp crests and pinnacles
19T.VALXsection of valley
18T.PLATXsection of plateau
15T.CUETcuesta(s)an asymmetric ridge formed on tilted strata
14T.ISLMmangrove islanda mangrove swamp surrounded by a waterbody
9T.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
9T.BLDRboulder fielda high altitude or high latitude bare, flat area covered with large angular rocks
7T.VALSvalleyselongated depressions usually traversed by a stream
6T.PTSpointstapering pieces of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
6T.RKFLrockfallan irregular mass of fallen rock at the base of a cliff or steep slope
6T.SLIDslidea mound of earth material, at the base of a slope and the associated scoured area
3T.CRDRcorridora strip or area of land having significance as an access way
2T.NKMmeander necka narrow strip of land between the two limbs of a meander loop at its narrowest point
2T.PANSpansa near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
2T.ASPHasphalt lakea small basin containing naturally occurring asphalt
1T.CRQScirquesbowl-like hollows partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
1.496.294 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
7.228U.SHSUshoalshazards to surface navigation composed of unconsolidated material
1.298U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
639U.CNYUcanyona relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
560U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
537U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
520U.BNKUbankan elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
519U.LDGUledgea rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
363U.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
192U.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
154U.KNLUknollan elevation rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
138U.SHLUshoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
137U.FRZUfracture zonean extensive linear zone of irregular topography of the sea floor, characterized by steep-sided or asymmetrical ridges, troughs, or escarpments
119U.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
85U.SPRUspura subordinate elevation, ridge, or rise projecting outward from a larger feature
76U.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
65U.RFSUreefssurface-navigation hazards composed of consolidated material
59U.HLLUhillan elevation rising generally less than 500 meters
50U.SCNUseachannela continuously sloping, elongated depression commonly found in fans or plains and customarily bordered by levees on one or two sides
48U.MNDUmounda low, isolated, rounded hill
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
42U.HOLUholea small depression of the sea floor
37U.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
26U.BKSUbankselevations, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
25U.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
12U.KNSUknollselevations rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summits
12U.DEPUdeepa localized deep area within the confines of a larger feature, such as a trough, basin or trench
11U.SDLUsaddlea low part, resembling in shape a saddle, in a ridge or between contiguous seamounts
10U.HLSUhillselevations rising generally less than 500 meters
10U.CNSUcanyonsrelatively narrow, deep depressions with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
8U.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.SHVUshelf valleya valley on the shelf, generally the shoreward extension of a canyon
5U.FURUfurrowa closed, linear, narrow, shallow depression
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.SILUsillthe low part of a gap or saddle separating basins
4U.RDSUridgeslong narrow elevations with steep sides
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.SCSUseachannelscontinuously sloping, elongated depressions commonly found in fans or plains and customarily bordered by levees on one or two sides
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
2U.VLSUvalleysa relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
2U.PNLUpinnaclea high tower or spire-shaped pillar of rock or coral, alone or cresting a summit
2U.CRSUcontinental risea gentle slope rising from oceanic depths towards the foot of a continental slope
2U.PKUpeaka prominent elevation, part of a larger feature, either pointed or of very limited extent across the summit
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.LEVUleveean embankment bordering a canyon, valley, or seachannel
1U.ARCUarcha low bulge around the southeastern end of the island of Hawaii
1U.MESUmesaan isolated, extensive, flat-topped elevation on the shelf, with relatively steep sides
1U.ARRUarrugadoan area of subdued corrugations off Baja California
1U.MTUmountaina well-delineated subdivision of a large and complex positive feature
14.396 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
22.838V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
7.048V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1.738V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
1.356V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
1.161V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
1.110V.GRVPpalm grovea planting of palm trees
1.011V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
963V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
506V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
314V.GRVCcoconut grovea planting of coconut trees
276V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
90V.GRVOolive grovea planting of olive trees
27V.VINSvineyardsplantings of grapevines
6V.GRVPNpine grovea planting of pine trees
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
38.455 Total for V