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A digital gazetteer of the names of features on the seafloor

Displaying information from the GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names

The GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN) maintains and makes available a digital gazetteer of the names, generic feature type and geographic position of features on the seafloor.

The gazetteer is available to view and download via a web map application, hosted by the International Hydrographic Organization Data Centre for Digital Bathymetry (IHO DCDB) co-located with the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

The data are available in a number of formats including spreadsheet and shapefile.

Name proposals can be submitted to SCUFN for consideration for inclusion in the gazetteer.

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Access to the data set through ArcGIS REST Services and as a WMS

The Gazetteer is available from NCEI as:

Names proposals

Access the document B-6 on the Standardization of Undersea Feature Names (Guidelines, Proposal Form Terminology) from the IHO's web site.

To submit a name proposal, download and return a name proposal submission form, included in document B-6 from the above link.

Data set acknowledgement

Please include the following citation when data from the gazetteer are used or reproduced in reports, presentations and other products:

IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, www.gebco.net