The Geonames web resource has been totally revamped and now sports a very simple user interface for searching place names.
A searchable index to place names in Washington from Tacoma Public Library.
The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names’ (US BGN) database of foreign geographic feature names. The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the US BGN. Approximately 20,000 of the database’s features are updated monthly.
The Louisiana Geographic Names Information Service (LAGNIS) is used to map the Federally recognized name of physical and cultural feature described in the geographic names database maintained by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN).
The Gazetteer for Scotland is a vast encyclopaedia, featuring details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles. The first comprehensive gazetteer produced for Scotland since 1885, it includes tourist attractions, industries and historic sites, together with histories of family names and biographies of famous people associated with Scotland. […]
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) supports the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa, which has responsibility for assigning official place names in New Zealand and the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica.
The LandScan data set is a worldwide population database compiled on a 30″ X 30″ latitude/longitude grid.
This query searches the Gazetteer of Australia 2004 Release, which is a compilation of over 310,000 geographic names in Australia provided by members of the Committee for Geographic Names in Australia. http://www.ga.gov.au/map/names/
search 34,000 Antarctic names by country, location and type http://aadc-maps.aad.gov.au/aadc/gaz/search_names.cfm
This site provides information about current population of countries, their administrative divisions, cities and towns as well as images of the current national flags. You can access the data by clicking on a specific country on the left site http://www.world-gazetteer.com/home.htm