Geographic Locator Codes (GLCs) Overview

A GLC is an alphanumeric code that federal agencies use to identify geographic location. Use of these codes facilitates the interchange of data between federal agencies, state and local groups.

The Federal Real Property Council (FRPC) requires that GLCs be reported for assets within the Federal Real Property Profile Management System (FRPP MS).  These codes are maintained and may be found at the links below. 

FRPP MS Data Element

FRPP MS has adopted the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) standard for the GLCs for city, state, and county; and the Geospatial Entities, Names, and Codes (GENC) standard for the GLC country codes.

Request for New Codes

Federal entities may request the assignment of new codes for any populated area. This includes duty station locations used for personnel reporting, but not military installations.  Requests should be made in writing to the contact group at the top of this page.

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Last Reviewed 2017-06-30