Longitude Latitude Database
July 29, 2009 10:26 AM   Subscribe

A few years ago I had bookmarked a website that had a very plain search feature that allowed you to search names of all sorts of geographical whathaveyou and gave a table complete with longitude and latitude coordinates. I believe this site was US-centric (might have been USGS but I looked and failed) although it was possible to search for anything, world-wide. Ring any bells?
posted by AdamOddo to Grab Bag (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The USGS has a Geographic Names Information System lookup form which seems to return a variety of types of things (cities, schools, radio towers, bodies of water, etc.).
posted by letourneau at 10:40 AM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]

Google Squared lets you get results back in row and column format, and then add more columns to the result set.
posted by axismundi at 11:54 AM on July 29, 2009

posted by heather-b at 11:56 AM on July 29, 2009

For just places there's the US Census Gazetteer, which just happened to be open in a tab in my browser as I saw this:

posted by ydant at 1:50 PM on July 29, 2009

Response by poster: letourneau: Dead on. Many thanks to you.
posted by AdamOddo at 10:27 PM on July 29, 2009

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