This is the reference page for the XML element description. See also the relevant overview page: Geography
Data type for an element that must contain human-readable text. The information may be repeated in different languages.
This element must occur no more than once (within each parent element).
Example usage of description within a location of an iati-activity.:
<location ref="AF-KAN"> <location-reach code="1" /> <location-id vocabulary="G1" code="1453782" /> <name> <narrative>Location name</narrative> </name> <description> <narrative>Location description</narrative> </description> <activity-description> <narrative>A description that qualifies the activity taking place at the location.</narrative> </activity-description> <administrative vocabulary="G1" level="1" code="1453782" /> <point srsName="http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326"> <pos>31.616944 65.716944</pos> </point> <exactness code="1"/> <location-class code="2"/> <feature-designation code="ADMF"/> </location>
Freetext is no longer allowed with this element. It should now be declared with the new child narrative element.
The documentation in the schema has changed from “A human-readable description of the location (not the activity).”