GEOnet Names Server (GNS)

The GNS is the official repository of standard spellings of all foreign place names, sanctioned by the US Board on Geographic Names. The GNS provides both look-up tables and complete downloadable files of geographic names information covering countries or geopolitical areas. All searchable geographic features in the database contain information about location, administrative division, and quality. The two GIS Outputs results provides a Tab-delimited text summary which can be loaded into a GIS or user specific database application.

Spatial Coverage: 
International
Data Access: 

Freely available data on internet.