Geographic 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. 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. In addition to look-up tables, Country files can be downloaded using ftp/http.

Spatial Coverage: 
International
Data Access: 

Freely available data on internet.