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Feature Statistic U.S. Outlying Islands

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
9A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
10 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
16H.RFCcoral reef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of coral
6H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
5H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
4H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
3H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
2H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
2H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
2H.CHNNnavigation channela buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels
2H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1H.CNLQabandoned canal
1H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
1H.CNLNnavigation canal(s)a watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels
1H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
49 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
8L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
8L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
4L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
2L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
22 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
10P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
4P.PPLQabandoned populated place
14 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
3R.RRQabandoned railroad
2R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
5 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
13S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
13S.AIRQabandoned airfield
11S.CMPQabandoned camp
6S.MNQabandoned mine
6S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
5S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
5S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
4S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
4S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
4S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
3S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
3S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
3S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
2S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
2S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
2S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
2S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
1S.MFGQabandoned factory
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.BDGQruined bridgea destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.DAMQruined dama destroyed or decayed dam which is no longer functional
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
101 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
18T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
15T.ISLXsection of island
13T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
5T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
3T.ISLFartificial islandan island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoon
3T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
2T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
1T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.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
64 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
3U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
1U.SMSUseamountselevations rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
4 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
9V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
4V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
13 Total for V

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