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 The location of Miami Springs 

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(within Miami-Dade County, State of Florida)

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Various Identification Codes ...

GNIS Codes ...

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. The BGN will usually recognize an existing name or, when necessary, chose a new name for a geographic feature (such as a mountain, lake, river, stream, city, town, village, dam, bridge, etc).

The BGN names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and it is the official Federal repository. The GNIS is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent numeric code has been assigned for each name in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive and it is intended that they are to be used by all departments of the Federal Government:

GNIS ID for Miami Springs: 2404250

GNIS ID for Miami-Dade County: 295755

GNIS ID for Florida: 294478

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies created a set of codes with a purpose similar to the GNIS codes. These codes are called the Federal Information Processing Standard (or the FIPS 55 codes). Although they are still used by some organizations, the FIPS codes are obsolete and will ultimately be replaced by the GNIS codes.

The following FIPS codes apply to Miami Springs:

Place (Community) Code:  45200
State Code:  12 (Florida)
County Code:  086 (Miami-Dade County)

Since the Place and County FIPS codes are not unique and can be repeated in other States, it's necessary to combine the State code with the Place and County FIPS codes to uniquely identify them - for example:

State/Place Code:  12/45200
State/County Code:  12/086

As already mentioned, the FIPS codes are to be replaced by the GNIS codes. The following reflect those changes:

 FIPS Code   translates to   GNIS Code
State of Florida:    12   294478
Miami-Dade County:    12/086   295755
Miami Springs:    12/45200   2404250

GPS Location - GNIS vs Census ...

An important aspect of the GNIS code is that it assigns a GPS location (the latitude/longitude) to the geographic feature. This location is simply a point on the map and does not represent the size or shape of the feature. In the case of Miami Springs, it is a point within Miami Springs that might be a post office, the city hall or simply an intersection - the point should really be considered arbitrary and only indicating a general location.

For Miami Springs, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   25°49'10" N   (or 25.82° N)

Lon:   -80°17'21" W   (or -80.29° W)

Determined by its statistical needs, the Census Bureau has defined a sampling area for Miami Springs - this area also contains a map point. As with the GNIS code, the location of the Census point should be considered as being arbitrary within the sampling area.

For Miami Springs, the Census 2010 GPS location is given as:

Lat:   25°49'11" N   (or 25.82° N)

Lon:   -80°17'23" W   (or -80.29° W)

The map point defined by the Census Bureau lies 228.1 feet to the northwest<1> of the point given by the GNIS (see above).

You might note that the GPS location given for the 2010 Census is different than the location that was specified by the 2000 Census:

Lat:   25°49'11" N   (or 25.82° N)

Lon:   -80°17'27" W   (or -80.29° W)

The GPS location given for the 2000 Census lies 355.4 feet to the west<2> of the point given by the 2010 Census.

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Miami Springs is located in Region #3 (the South Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Miami Springs is located in Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Miami Springs is located in Region IV (Region 4).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #286762   (Name of Record: Miami Springs)

Class: populated place

A place or area having clustered or scattered buildings and a permanent population (such as a city, settlement, town or village). The boundaries may or may not coincide with the perceived population.

A 'populated place' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'civil' record. The information contained in the 'populated place' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'civil' classes.

County: Miami-Dade

Map Name: Hialeah

Lat: 25.8223198       Lon: -80.289495

Elev: 1


GNIS ID #2404250   (Name of Record: City of Miami Springs)

Class: civil

A political division formed for administrative purposes (such as a borough, county, incorporated place, parish, town or township).

A 'civil' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'populated place' record. The information contained in the 'civil' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'populated place' classes.

County: Miami-Dade

Map Name: Hialeah

Lat: 25.8194501       Lon: -80.289366

Elev: 1

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 12/45200   (Place Name: Miami Springs (Country Club Estates))

County: Dade     (FIPS State/County: 12/025)

Class: C1

Identifies an incorporated place (ie- Miami Springs) that does not serve as a primary county division - or in other words, it is included in and is part of a primary county division (ie- Miami-Dade County).

GSA Code: 2040

MRF Code: 1385

MSA Code: 5000

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The official website for Miami-Dade County


The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Miami Springs:

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The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau








Footnotes ...

<1>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the GNIS-supplied location is 63 degrees.

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<2>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the 2000 Census location is 90 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Miami Springs.



 
 
 

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