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Base map of Asia Pacific that supports finding addresses and routing in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan. Includes twelve map styles and over 60 geographic entity types, and data is available in 13 languages. This map also supports routing in Malaysia.

Remarks

  • The MapPoint.AP data source does not currently support postcodes for Singapore.

Entity types Table

Name

Description

ParentName

AdminDivision1

A first-order, initial political subdivision of a Sovereign, such as a state, a province, a department, a region, or a prefecture.

AdministrativeDivision

AdminDivision2

A second-order political subdivision of a CountryRegion, a division of an AdminDivision1, or a Dependent.

AdministrativeDivision

AdministrativeBuilding

A building housing governmental offices or facilities.

GovernmentStructure

Airport

A location where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and facilities for handling passengers and cargo.

Structure

AirportRunway

An improved surface suitable for landing airplanes.

Structure

AmusementPark

A facility containing rides and other attractions, such as a theme park.

TouristStructure

Archipelago

A logical grouping of Islands.

Landform

Basin

A low-lying area mostly or wholly surrounded by higher ground.

Landform

Bay

An area of water partially enclosed by an indentation of shoreline.

WaterFeature

Beach

A Coast with a surface of sand or fine rock.

Coast

Canal

An artificially constructed watercourse.

WaterFeature

Channel

A body of water between two landmasses.

WaterFeature

CityHall

A building housing the administrative offices of a municipal government.

GovernmentStructure

Coast

An area of land adjacent to a WaterFeature.

Landform

Continent

A very large landmass, surrounded by water and larger than an Island, that forms one of the primary divisions of land on a CelestialFeature.

Landform

ConventionCenter

A large meeting hall for conventions and other meetings and shows.

BusinessStructure

CountryRegion

A primary PoliticalUnit.

PoliticalUnit

CulturalRegion

An area of land with strong local identity but no political existence.

Region

Dependent

A PoliticalUnit that is politically controlled by a Sovereign, but separate geographically and to some degree politically, such as a territory, colony, or dependency.

CountryRegion

Desert

A large area with low rainfall and little or no vegetation.

Landform

DisputedArea

An area in political dispute that is not considered part of any CountryRegion.

PoliticalUnit

FerryRoute

A route used by a boat or other floating conveyance regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a WaterFeature.

TransportationStructure

FerryTerminal

A structure and associated facilities where a ferry boat docks and takes on passengers, automobiles, and/or cargo.

TransportationStructure

GolfCourse

A recreational field where golf is played.

RecreationalStructure

HigherEducationFacility

A place where students receive advanced or specialized education, such as a college or university.

EducationalStructure

HistoricalSite

A place of historical importance.

Site

Hospital

A building in which the sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated.

MedicalStructure

IndigenousPeoplesReserve

An area of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations.

PoliticalUnit

Island

An area of land completely surrounded by water and smaller than a Continent.

Landform

Lake

An inland water body, usually fresh water.

WaterFeature

Market

A place where goods are bought and sold.

BusinessStructure

Mountain

An elevated landform that rises, often steeply, above surrounding land on most sides.

Landform

MountainRange

A group of connected Mountains.

Landform

Museum

A building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited.

TouristStructure

Neighborhood

A section of a PopulatedPlace, usually homogenous and/or well-known but often with indistinct boundaries.

PopulatedPlace

Ocean

A vast expanse of salt water, one of the major Seas covering part of the earth.

Sea

Park

An area maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation.

Reserve

Peninsula

An elongated area of land projecting into a body of water and surrounded by water on three sides.

Landform

Plain

An extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities.

Landform

Planet

A CelestialFeature that orbits a star.

CelestialFeature

Plateau

An elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides.

Landform

PoliceStation

A building in which police are stationed or posted.

GovernmentStructure

Postcode1

One of the set of lowest-level, most granular, and detailed set of PostCodes in a Sovereign. The MapPoint.AP data source does not currently support postcodes for Singapore.

Postcode

Promontory

A small, usually pointed Peninsula that often marks the terminus of a landmass.

Peninsula

Railway

A permanent twin steel-rail track on which trains move.

TransportationStructure

RailwayStation

A place comprised of ticket offices, platforms, and other facilities for loading and unloading train passengers and freight.

TransportationStructure

Reserve

A tract of public land set aside for restricted use or reserved for future use.

GeoEntity

ResidentialStructure

A house, hut, apartment building, or other structure where people reside.

Structure

River

A stream of running water.

WaterFeature

Road

An open way with improved surface for efficient transportation of vehicles.

TransportationStructure

School

A place where people, usually children, receive a basic education.

EducationalStructure

Sea

A large area of salt water.

WaterFeature

ShoppingCenter

A collection of linked retail establishments.

BusinessStructure

Spring

A place where water emerges from the ground.

WaterFeature

Stadium

A structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators.

RecreationalStructure

TimeZone

A large area within which the same time standard is used.

Region

TouristStructure

A Structure typically used by tourists.

Structure

Trail

A path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles.

TransportationStructure

Valley

A low area surrounded by higher ground on two or more sides.

Landform

Waterfall

A vertical or very steep section of a River.

WaterFeature

WaterFeature

A geographic feature that has water on its surface.

GeoEntity

Wetland

An area of high soil moisture, partially or intermittently covered with shallow water.

WaterFeature

Zoo

A zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition.

TouristStructure

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