Cross-MSDI Relationships

The Geographic Names database relates to the following other MSDI framework themes:

  • The MGNF uses the Elevation framework to determine the elevations of feature that have not been entered by hand based on topographic maps.
  • When it is necessary to determine the location of a name for the MGNF, the Administrative Boundaries, Cadastral, Orthoimagery, and Structure frameworks may be consulted.
  • Features in the Hydrography framework are only allowed to have names if their names are in the GNIS.
  • Public or private map applications may rely on the MGNF for geographic name searches