This is the reference page for the XML element location-type. See also the relevant overview page: Geography


Deprecated since 1.04

The type of location (e.g. “PCL” for a political entity) from the feature designation codes maintained by the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

See http://iatistandard.org/codelists/location_type



Machine readable code for the entity being described. The value should be available on a related codelist.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value must be on the LocationType codelist.


ISO 2 letter code specifying the language of text in this element.

This value must be on the Language codelist.

Example Usage

NB: this element is deprecated in version 1.04

Just the code can be declared

<location-type code="PPL"/>

Additionally the description for this code can be stated

<location-type code="PPL">populated place</location-type>

Where the description is in a language other than the activity default, then this should be declared:

<location-type code="PPL" xml:lang="fr">region peuplee</location-type>



Deprecated in 1.04
The location-type element was deprecated in 1.04. The location-class element should be used instead.

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Last updated on 2015-10-16