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Place Authority Schema

Information Group

Information Unit

Definition

Field type

Repeatable

Group repeatable

Place Identification

Place ID

An identifier for the set of location information. May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set.

Text

No

 

Display name

Term Display name

Term that displays in search results / reports. Comprised of primary place name.

Text (system generated / may be overwritten by user)

No

Yes

 

> Term Formatted Display Name

A representation of the display name with rich text formatting, for onscreen display and/or printing, via the use of HTML or other markup; for instance, for italicizing or boldfacing distinct parts of the display name. Field introduced in version 3.2.1

Text

No

 

 

 

> Term Name

Proper names, appellations, nicknames, or other identifying phrases by which a place is known.

Text

No

 

 

> Term Qualifier

Term that displays in search results / reports. Comprised of primary place name plus any added disambiguation value.

Text

No

 

 

> Term language

The language of the place name.

Controlled list

No

 

 

> Term preferred for language

Flag indicating that the term is the preferred form for the term language

Check box

No

 

 

> Abbreviation

Abbreviated form of the place name

Text

No

 

 

> Historical Status

The historical status of the Place name.

Controlled list

No

 

 

> Term type

The type of place name

Controlled list

No

 

 

> Term Source

Source of data for the place authority record

Text

No


 

 

>>Term Source Detail

Page number, volume, URL, date accessed for web sites, and any other information indicating where the source name was found

Text

No


 

 

 

 

>>Term Source Note

 

Text

No


 

 

 

 

>> Term Source Unique ID

Any number or unique identifier associated with the place name in the reference source from which the term was derived

Text

No

 

 

> Place Name Note

Notes about the place

Text

No

 

 

> Place Name Date

Dates that pertain to this name

Structured Date

No

 

 

 

 

 

> Term Status

A field noting the status of the record in the authority, whether provisional or accepted

Controlled list

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place type

The nature or category of the Place name.

Controlled list

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place Source

Source of data for the entire place authority record

Citation authority

No

 

 

Place Note

Additional information about Place which has not been recorded elsewhere using controlled terminology.

Text

No

 

 

Place Owner

The name of the owner of a Place associated with an object.

Person + Org authorities

No

Yes

 

> Place Owner Date

The dates that place was owned by Place Owner

Structured Date Text. Should be structured date, but those can not be in repeating fields.  Use text for now.

No


 

 

 

 

> Place Owner Note 

Note about the Place ownership

Text

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locality Information

Verbatim coordinates

The verbatim original spatial coordinates of the Location.

Text

No


 

Verbatim Latitude

The verbatim original latitude of the Location.

Text

No

 

 

Verbatim Longitude

The verbatim original longitude of the Location.

Text

No

 

 

Verbatim Coordinate System

The locating system used to describe the coordinates of a Place.

Controlled list

No

 

 

Verbatim Spatial Reference System 

The ellipsoid, geodetic datum, or spatial reference system (SRS) upon which coordinates given in verbatimLatitude and verbatimLongitude, or verbatimCoordinates are based

Controlled list

No

 

 

Verbatim Coordinates Source

The source of information for the verbatim coordinates

Citation authority?

No

 

 

Verbatim Source Reference Identifier

Reference identifier in the source for the verbatim coordinates

Text

No

 

 

Verbatim Unit of Measure

Unit of measure for verbatim elevation, depth, and distance of above surface

Controlled list

No

 

 

Verbatim Elevation

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#verbatimElevation

Text

No

 

 

Minimum Elevation in Meters

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#minimumElevationInMeters

 

No

 

 

Maximum Elevation in Meters

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#maximumElevationInMeters

 

No

 

 

Verbatim Depth

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#verbatimDepth

Text

No

 

 

Minimum Depth in Meters

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#minimumDepthInMeters

 

No

 

 

Maximum Depth in Meters

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#maximumDepthInMeters

 

No

 

 

Verbatim Distance Above Surface

Verbatim description of distance above a reference survface.

Text

No

 

 

Minimum Distance Above the Surface in Meters

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters

 

No

 

 

Maximum Distance Above the Surface in Meters

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georeference Information

Decimal Latitude

The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.

Float

No

Yes

 

 

Decimal Longitude

The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.

Float

No

 

 

 

 

 

Geodetic Datum

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#geodeticDatum

Text

No

 

 

Coordinate Uncertainty in Meters

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#coordinateUncertaintyInMeters

Integer

No

 

 

Coordinate Precision

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#coordinatePrecision

 

No

 

 

Point Radius Spatial Fit

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#pointRadiusSpatialFit

 

No

 

 

Footprint WKT

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#footprintWKT

 

No

 

 

Footprint SRS

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#footprintSRS

 

No

 

 

Footprint Spatial Fit

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#footprintSpatialFit

 

No

 

 

Georeferenced By

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#georeferencedBy

Person and Org authorities

No

 

 

Georeference Date

Date the georeference data is entered

Structured Date String for now until structured dates can repeat

No

 

 

Georeference Protocol

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#georeferenceProtocol

Controlled list

No

 

 

Georeference source

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#georeferenceSources

Citation authority

No

 

 

Georeference Verification Status

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#georeferenceVerificationStatus

Controlled list

No

 

 

Georeference Remarks

See DwC: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#georeferenceRemarks

Text

No

 

 

Georeference Place Name

Place name returned by georeferencing service

Text

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hierarchical Relationships - Need to decide whether this information group displays values or IDs

Broader Context (parent)

 

Place authority

No

 

Equivalent Context (sibling)

 

Derived

 

 

 

Narrower Context (child)

 

Place authority

Yes

 

Other Relationships

Related Place

 

Place authority

No

Yes

 

> Relationship Type

 

Controlled list

No

 

Notes

Controlled text contents

Field

Value(s)

Default Value

Place name language

Codes in the ISO Representation of Names of Languages, ISO 639-2 (some 400 "living" languages) or Codes in the ISO Representation of Names of Languages, ISO 639-3 (some 7,500 languages, including ancient, historic and extinct languages; nearly a superset of 639-2 except for certain language groupings) (to be presented along with associated display names)

none

Place name type

common name; technical or scientific name; native name; non-native name; local name; descriptive name, spelling variant

none

Place name status

current; historical ; both; unknown

none

Place coordinates type

Altitude Depth, Latitude and longitude, National Grid reference, Universal Transverse Mercator

none

Place type 
 

National battlefield site, National memorial, National monument, National park, National register of historic places
The list of options presented in the Place Type field is based on Getty's Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN; http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/guidelines/tgn_4_6_appendix_f_place_types.html). Because the TGN standard alone has two parts, comprising well over 100 values - an unwieldy amount for a pull-down menu - we selected a representative set for our contribution. In addition, we added seven values: collection site, country code, general region, locality, national division (in TGN as division-national), state province and water-body (in TGN as "body of water"). Users will easily be able to configure the values as they wish.
NOTE: "City," which is in TGN, was omitted from the option list as originally contributed in favor of 'Municipality.' We expect to add 'City' to the options as part of a bug fix in an upcoming release.

none

Place Name Admin Status

accepted; provisional; rejected; under review

provisional

Place Record Admin Status

accepted; provisional; rejected; under review

accepted

Verbatim Unit of Measure

Based on Dimension group: acres, centimeters, feet, hectares, inches, kilometers, meters, miles, millimeters, square feet, square meters, square yards, stories

none

Summary fields

Context

Fields

header

Place display name

right sidebar under "terms used"

Place display name, Vocabulary name, Field used in

right sidebar under "usage"

Place display name, Vocabulary name, Field used in

search results

Place display name, Vocabulary name

secondary tab

n/a

1 Comment

  1. This schema has been updated at the time of contribution (during v2.3 QA), but another version exists that is likely more accurate. For that, please see:  Place Authority Schema, UCB version