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The South Florida Water Management District in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, have taken on the challenges of the largest ecological restoration project in the world--the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The CERP partnership expects to commission nearly 70 "place-based" projects over the next 20 years. Due to the place-based nature of the restoration projects, CERP requires a standardized place name database that is spatially explicit and can be used to couple financial, electronic document management, and environmental monitoring computer systems. This place name database for CERP is the prototype for the Florida Gazetteer. The Prototype Florida Gazetteer geodatabase design is predicated on the USGS National Gazetteer (Geographic Names Information System [GNIS]), and is taking on the challenge of incorporating "footprints" for the places. The CERP partnership is working closely with the USGS to ensure compatibility of the Florida Gazetteer with the GNIS.