TEXAS WATER SCIENCE CENTER - GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE AND CYBER INNOVATION BRANCH

USGS Search API

Released: July 2017

Audience: General public, partner agencies

Base Data: Geographic Names Information System

Link: https://txpub.usgs.gov/dss/search_api/

Press: USGS Technical Announcement

This API is a location search tool for locations contained in the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database. This API is suitable for hydrologically-centric applications, excludes commercial locations, is customizable, is intuitive to use, and performs well. Additional features include:

  • Framework Independence
  • Database Richness
  • Suggestion Organization
  • Automatic State Filtering
  • Wild Card Support.
  • Latitude-Longitude Recognition
  • Customizable Behavior and Appearance