Useful USGS website


The Internet is littered with useful websites, apps, and tools. So many that I gathered quite a collection of them. Some get used occasionally, and some get used all of the time. One of my new favorite tools from from a board governed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) called the United States Board on Geographic Names. Sounds exciting, doesn't it?

Don't let its staid and conservative name fool you. If you are into Montana history and geography you'll love this website. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names was created in 1890 and established in its present form by law in 1947 to maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government. On their website they allow you to search their extensive database of of geological names and features. You can search by name, type (i.e. stream, airport, forest, range and much more. For example, I wanted to research the name of every butte in Blaine County recently and the database performed flawlessly, providing me with a spreadsheet of every butte and their coordinates in Blaine County, Montana.