Geographical Names of Canada

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'''Overview:'''
 
 
 
Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) helps to find the location of a place in Canada.
 
Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) helps to find the location of a place in Canada.
  
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===Content===
  
 
* Site provides the following searches.  
 
* Site provides the following searches.  
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** Map
 
** Map
  
'''Internet Address:'''
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===Internet Address===
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*http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php
  
http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php or a Google search for Geographical Names Canada.
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or a Google search for Geographical Names Canada.
  
'''Using the site:'''
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===Using the site===
  
 
1. On the left, under the heading GeoNames Query, click on one of the following:
 
1. On the left, under the heading GeoNames Query, click on one of the following:
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2. Follow the instructions give on the screen.
 
2. Follow the instructions give on the screen.
  
'''Cost:'''
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===Cost===
 
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Free
* Free
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'''Tips:'''
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===Tips===
  
 
* Read the instructions before beginning a search.
 
* Read the instructions before beginning a search.
  
 
[[Category:Canada]]
 
[[Category:Canada]]

Revision as of 23:54, 11 August 2008

Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) helps to find the location of a place in Canada.

Contents

Content

  • Site provides the following searches.
    • Name of a place
      • Query by the name of a city, town, lake or other geographical feature.
    • Coordinates
      • Query by CGNDB Coordinates
    • Unique code
      • Query by CGNDB Unique Identifier
  • The results list shows:
    • Name
    • Province or territory
    • Feature type
    • Location
    • NTS (National Topographic System) map
    • Details
    • Map

Internet Address

or a Google search for Geographical Names Canada.

Using the site

1. On the left, under the heading GeoNames Query, click on one of the following:

  • Name
  • Coordinates
  • Unique Code

2. Follow the instructions give on the screen.

Cost

Free

Tips

  • Read the instructions before beginning a search.