Geographic Identifier (glossary)

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A spatial reference in the form of a label or code that identifies a location.

Example: 'Spain' is an example of a country name, 'SW1P 3AD' is an example of a postcode.


ISO TC211. "Geographic identifier." In: ISO TC211 Multilingual Glossary. Version from 2020-06-02. Concept ID: 204. Available at:



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