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Base map of Brazil that supports finding addresses in Brazil. Also supports routing and rendering maps of routes in Brazil. Includes twelve map styles and 53 geographic entity types, and data is available in 8 languages.

Remarks

  • Words in brackets in the Definition column—such as "[CountryRegion]"—refer to the parent entity.

  • Entities that are not available in any data source—such as "AdministrativeDivision"—are at the upper levels of the entity hierarchy. They are included here for context.

Entity Types Table

Name

Definition

ParentName

AdminDivision1

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

AdministrativeDivision

AdminDivision2

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

AdministrativeDivision

AdminDivision3

A third-order political subdivision of a [CountryRegion], a division of an [AdminDivision2]

AdministrativeDivision

AdministrativeBuilding

A building housing governmental offices or facilities

GovernmentStructure

AdministrativeDivision

An administrative division of a [CountryRegion], undifferentiated as to administrative level

PoliticalUnit

AgriculturalStructure

A [Structure] used for agricultural purposes

Structure

Airport

A place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and facilities for handling passengers and/or 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

AncientSite

A place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located

Site

Aquarium

A place where marine life is displayed to the public

TouristStructure

Archipelago

A logical grouping of [Island]s

Landform

Autorail

A [Railway] that carries automobiles

Railway

Basin

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

Landform

Battlefield

A site of a land battle of historical importance

HistoricalSite

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

BorderPost

A post or station at an international boundary for regulating of movement of people and goods

GovernmentStructure

Bridge

A structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream or road used by vehicles and pedestrians

TransportationStructure

BusinessCenter

A place where a number of businesses are located

BusinessStructure

BusinessStructure

A [Structure] used for commercial purposes

Structure

BusStation

A place where buses pick up and discharge passengers

TransportationStructure

Camp

A site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use

Structure

Canal

An artificially constructed watercourse

WaterFeature

Cave

An underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff

Landform

CelestialFeature

A spherical body in space

GeoEntity

Cemetery

A burial place or ground

Structure

Census1

One of the set of most granular, lowest level [CensusDistrict]s

CensusDistrict

Census2

One of the set of second-order [CensusDistrict]s composed by aggregating [Census1]s

CensusDistrict

CensusDistrict

A district defined by a national census bureau and used for statistical data collection

StatisticalDistrict

Channel

A body of water between two landmasses

WaterFeature

Church

A building for public Christian worship

ReligiousStructure

CityHall

A building housing the administrative offices of a municipal government

GovernmentStructure

Cliff

A high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a lower area or water body

Landform

ClimateRegion

An area of homogenous climactic conditions, as defined by modified Koeppen classes

Region

Coast

An area of land adjacent to a [WaterFeature]

Landform

CommunityCenter

A facility for community recreation and meetings

GovernmentStructure

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

Courthouse

A building in which courts of law are held

GovernmentStructure

Crater

A generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action

Landform

CulturalRegion

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

Region

Current

A large area of ocean where surface water flows in a certain constant general direction

WaterFeature

Dam

A barrier constructed across a stream to impound water

Structure

Delta

An area where a [River] divides into many separate water channels as it enters a [Sea] or [Lake]

WaterFeature

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

DrainageBasin

A land region where all surface water drains into one specific [WaterFeature]

Basin

Dune

A wave form, ridge, or star shaped feature composed of sand

Landform

EarthquakeEpicenter

A place where the destructive energy of a specific earthquake is centered

TectonicFeature

Ecoregion

A region with a homogeneous ecosystem, flora, and/or fauna

Region

EducationalStructure

A place for providing instruction

Structure

ElevationZone

An area where the surface elevation of all land is within a defined range

Region

Factory

A building or set of buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated

IndustrialStructure

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

FishHatchery

A place for hatching fish eggs or raising fish

AgriculturalStructure

Forest

A large area of trees

Reserve

FormerAdministrativeDivision

An [AdministrativeDivision] that no longer exists

FormerPoliticalUnit

FormerPoliticalUnit

A [PoliticalUnit] that no longer exists

PoliticalUnit

FormerSovereign

A [Sovereign] that no longer exists

FormerPoliticalUnit

Fort

A defensive structure or earthwork

HistoricalSite

Garden

An enclosure for displaying selected plant life

TouristStructure

GeodeticFeature

An invisible point, line, or area on the surface of a [CelestialFeature] used for geographic reference

GeoEntity

GeoEntity

A single thing that has spatial extent and location

GeographicPole

One of the two points of intersection of the surface of a [CelestialFeature] and its axis of rotation

Pole

Geyser

A [HotSpring] that intermittently shoots water into the air

HotSpring

Glacier

A mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area

Ice

GolfCourse

A recreational field where golf is played

RecreationalStructure

GovernmentStructure

A [Structure] typically owned and operated by a governmental entity

Structure

Heliport

A place where helicopters land and take off

Airport

Hemisphere

A half the surface of a [Celestial Feature], usually northern, southern, eastern, or western

GeodeticFeature

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

HotSpring

A place where hot water emerges from the ground

Spring

Ice

A large area covered with frozen water

WaterFeature

IndigenousPeoplesReserve

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

PoliticalUnit

IndustrialStructure

A [Structure] used for industrial or extractive purposes

Structure

InformationCenter

A place where tourists and citizens can obtain information

TouristStructure

InternationalDateline

The line running between geographic poles designated as the point where a calendar day begins

Region

InternationalOrganization

An area of land composed of the member [PoliticalUnit]s of an official governmental organization made up of two or more [Sovereign]s

Region

Island

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

Landform

Isthmus

A narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses and bordered by water on two sides

Landform

Junction

A place where two or more roads join

TransportationStructure

Lake

An inland water body, usually fresh water

WaterFeature

LandArea

A relatively small area of land exhibiting a common characteristic that distinguishes it from surrounding land

Landform

Landform

A natural geographic feature on dry land

GeoEntity

LandmarkBuilding

A [Structure] that is a well-known point of reference

TouristStructure

LatitudeLine

An imaginary line of constant latitude that circles a [CelestialFeature], in which every point on the line is equidistant from a geographic pole

GeodeticFeature

Library

A place where books and other media are stored and loaned out to the public or others

GovernmentStructure

Lighthouse

A tall structure with a major navigation light

NavigationalStructure

LinguisticRegion

An area of land where most of the population speaks the same language or languages in the same linguistic family

Region

LongitudeLine

An imaginary line of constant longitude on a [CelestialFeature] running from one geographic pole to the other

GeodeticFeature

MagneticPole

A point on the surface of a [CelestialFeature] that is the origin for lines of magnetic force

Pole

Marina

A harbor facility for small boats

NauticalStructure

Market

A place where goods are bought and sold

BusinessStructure

MedicalStructure

A [Structure] in which the sick or injured are medically treated

Structure

MetroStation

A place where urban rapid transit trains pick up and drop off passengers, often underground or elevated

TransportationStructure

MilitaryBase

A place used by an armed service for storing arms and supplies, for accommodating and training troops, and as a base from which operations can be initiated

GovernmentStructure

Mine

A place where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages

IndustrialStructure

Mission

A place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion

ReligiousStructure

Monument

A commemorative structure or statue

TouristStructure

Mosque

A building for public Islamic worship

ReligiousStructure

Mountain

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

Landform

MountainRange

A group of connected [Mountain]s

Landform

Museum

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

TouristStructure

NauticalStructure

A [Structure] used for nautical purposes

Structure

NavigationalStructure

A [Structure] used for navigational purposes

Structure

Neighborhood

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

PopulatedPlace

Oasis

An area in a [Desert] made productive by the availability of water

Landform

ObservationPoint

A wildlife or scenic observation point

TouristStructure

Ocean

A vast expanse of salt water, one of the major [Sea]s covering part of the earth

Sea

OfficeBuilding

A building housing offices

BusinessStructure

Park

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

Reserve

ParkAndRide

A parking lot reserved for mass transit commuters

TransportationStructure

Pass

A break in a [MountainRange] used for transportation from one side to the other

Landform

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

Plate

A section of a planetary crust that is in motion relative to other plates

TectonicFeature

Plateau

An elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides

Landform

PlayingField

A tract of land used for playing team sports and/or other athletic events

RecreationalStructure

Pole

A point on the surface of a [CelestialFeature] that marks an important geographical or astronomical location

GeodeticFeature

PoliceStation

A building in which police are stationed or posted

GovernmentStructure

PoliticalUnit

An area of land with well-defined borders that is subject to a specific political administration

GeoEntity

PopulatedPlace

A concentrated area of human settlement, such as a city, town, or village

GeoEntity

Postcode

A district used by a postal service as an aid in postal distribution and having a unique identifying code

StatisticalDistrict

Postcode1

One of the set of lowest-level, most granular, and detailed set of [PostCode]s in a [Sovereign]

Postcode

Postcode2

One of the set of second-order (one level up from the lowest level) [Postcode]s in a [Sovereign], composed by aggregating [Postcode1]s

Postcode

Postcode3

One of the set of third-order [Postcode]s in a [Sovereign], composed by aggregating [Postcode2]s

Postcode

Postcode4

One of the set of fourth-order [Postcode]s in a [Sovereign], composed by aggregating [Postcode3]s

Postcode

PostOffice

A public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed

GovernmentStructure

PowerStation

A facility for generating electric power

IndustrialStructure

Prison

A facility for confining persons convicted or accused of crimes

GovernmentStructure

Promontory

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

Peninsula

RaceTrack

A track where races are held

RecreationalStructure

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

RecreationalStructure

A [Structure] used for watching or participating in sports or other athletic activity

Structure

Reef

A partly submerged feature, usually of coral, that projects upward near the water's surface and can be a navigational hazard

Landform

Region

A large area of land where a specific characteristic of the land or its people is relatively homogenous

GeoEntity

ReligiousRegion

An area of land where the population holds relatively homogenous religious practices

Region

ReligiousStructure

A structure where organized, public religious services are held

Structure

ResearchStructure

A [Structure] used for scientific purposes

Structure

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

RestArea

A designated area, usually along a major highway, where motorists can pause to relax

TransportationStructure

River

A stream of running water

WaterFeature

Road

An open way with improved surface for efficient transportation of vehicles

TransportationStructure

Ruin

A destroyed or decayed structure that is no longer functional

Site

Satellite

A [CelestialFeature] that orbits a [Planet]

CelestialFeature

School

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

EducationalStructure

ScientificResearchBase

A scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored

ResearchStructure

Sea

A large area of salt water

WaterFeature

SeaplaneLandingArea

A place on a water body where floatplanes land and take off

Airport

ShipWreck

A site of the remains of a wrecked vessel

Site

ShoppingCenter

A collection of linked retail establishments

BusinessStructure

Shrine

A structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept

ReligiousStructure

Site

A place most notable because of an event that occurred in that location

Structure

SkiArea

A place developed for recreational alpine or nordic skiing

RecreationalStructure

Sovereign

An independent nation-state, the highest level of political authority in that location

CountryRegion

SpotElevation

A point on a [CelestialFeature]'s surface with a known elevation

GeodeticFeature

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

StatisticalDistrict

An area of land defined as a district to be used for statistical collection or service provision

GeoEntity

Structure

A building, facility, or group of buildings and/or facilities used for a certain common purpose

GeoEntity

TectonicBoundary

A line forming the border between two [Plate]s

TectonicFeature

TectonicFeature

A [Landform] related to [Plate]s and their movement

Landform

Temple

An edifice dedicated to religious worship

ReligiousStructure

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

TransportationStructure

A [Structure] used for transportation purposes

Structure

Tunnel

A subterranean passageway for transportation

TransportationStructure

UnderwaterFeature

A feature on the floor of a [WaterFeature]

WaterFeature

UrbanRegion

An area of land with high population density and extensive urban development

Region

Valley

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

Landform

Volcano

A [Mountain] formed by volcanic action and composed of volcanic rock

Mountain

Wall

An upright structure that encloses, divides, or protects an area

Structure

Waterfall

A vertical or very steep section of a [River]

WaterFeature

WaterFeature

A geographic feature that has water on its surface

GeoEntity

Well

A cylindrical hole, pit, or tunnel drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface

Structure

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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