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Entity Types

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Entity type identifies a location. The following table lists the available entity types.

EntityType Description

Address

A physical address of a location.

AdminDivision1

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

AdminDivision2

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

AdminDivision3

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

AdministrativeBuilding

A building that contains governmental offices or facilities.

AdministrativeDivision

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

AgriculturalStructure

A [Structure] used for agricultural purposes.

Airport

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

AirportRunway

An improved surface suitable for landing airplanes.

AmusementPark

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

AncientSite

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

Aquarium

A place where marine life is displayed to the public.

Archipelago

A logical grouping of [Island]s.

Autorail

A [Railway] that carries automobiles.

Basin

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

Battlefield

A site of a land battle of historical importance.

Bay

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

Beach

A [Coast] with a surface of sand, pebbles, or small rocks.

BorderPost

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

Bridge

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

BusinessCategory

A category that identifies a kind of business.

BusinessCenter

A place where a number of businesses are located.

BusinessName

A name that identifies a business.

BusinessStructure

A [Structure] used for commercial purposes.

BusStation

A place where buses pick up and discharge passengers.

Camp

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

Canal

An artificially constructed watercourse.

Cave

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

CelestialFeature

A spherical body in space.

Cemetery

A burial place or a burial ground.

Census1

One of the set of the most detailed, lowest-level [CensusDistrict]s.

Census2

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

CensusDistrict

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

Channel

A body of water between two landmasses.

Church

A building for public Christian worship.

CityHall

A building that contains the administrative offices of a municipal government.

Cliff

A high, steep-to-perpendicular slope that overlooks a lower area or a water body.

ClimateRegion

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

Coast

An area of land adjacent to a [WaterFeature].

CommunityCenter

A facility for community recreation and meetings.

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].

ConventionCenter

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

CountryRegion

A primary [PoliticalUnit].

Courthouse

A building in which courts of law are held.

Crater

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

CulturalRegion

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

Current

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

Dam

A barrier constructed across a stream to impound water.

Delta

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

Dependent

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

Desert

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

DisputedArea

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

DrainageBasin

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

Dune

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

EarthquakeEpicenter

A place where the destructive force of a specific earthquake is centered.

Ecoregion

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

EducationalStructure

A place for providing instruction.

ElevationZone

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

Factory

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

FerryRoute

A route used by a boat, or by other floating conveyances regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a [WaterFeature].

FerryTerminal

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

FishHatchery

A place for hatching fish eggs or raising fish.

Forest

A large area of trees.

FormerAdministrativeDivision

An [AdministrativeDivision] that no longer exists.

FormerPoliticalUnit

A [PoliticalUnit] that no longer exists.

FormerSovereign

A [Sovereign] that no longer exists.

Fort

A defensive structure or earthwork.

Garden

An enclosure for displaying selected plant life.

GeodeticFeature

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

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.

Geyser

A [HotSpring] that intermittently shoots water into the air.

Glacier

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

GolfCourse

A recreational field where golf is played.

GovernmentStructure

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

Heliport

A place where helicopters land and take off.

Hemisphere

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

HigherEducationFacility

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

HistoricalSite

A place of historical importance.

Hospital

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

HotSpring

A place where hot water emerges from the ground.

Ice

A large area covered with frozen water.

IndigenousPeoplesReserve

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

IndustrialStructure

A [Structure] used for industrial or extractive purposes.

InformationCenter

A place where tourists and citizens can obtain information.

InternationalDateline

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

InternationalOrganization

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

Island

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

Isthmus

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

Junction

A place where two or more roads join.

Lake

An inland water body, usually fresh water.

LandArea

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

Landform

A natural geographic feature on dry land.

LandmarkBuilding

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

LatitudeLine

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

Library

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

Lighthouse

A tall structure with a major navigation light.

LinguisticRegion

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

LongitudeLine

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

MagneticPole

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

Marina

A harbor facility for small boats.

Market

A place where goods are bought and sold.

MedicalStructure

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

MetroStation

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

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.

Mine

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

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.

Monument

A commemorative structure or statue.

Mosque

A building for public Islamic worship.

Mountain

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

MountainRange

A group of connected [Mountain]s.

Museum

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

NauticalStructure

A [Structure] used for nautical purposes.

NavigationalStructure

A [Structure] used for navigational purposes.

Neighborhood

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

Oasis

An area in a [Desert] that contains water and plant life.

ObservationPoint

A wildlife or scenic observation point.

Ocean

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

OfficeBuilding

A building that contains offices.

Park

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

ParkAndRide

A parking lot reserved for mass transit commuters.

Pass

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

Peninsula

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

Plain

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

Planet

A [CelestialFeature] that orbits a star.

Plate

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

Plateau

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

PlayingField

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

Pole

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

PoliceStation

A building in which police are stationed or posted.

PoliticalUnit

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

PopulatedPlace

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

Postcode

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

Postcode1

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

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.

Postcode3

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

Postcode4

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

PostOffice

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

PowerStation

A facility for generating electric power.

Prison

A facility for confining persons convicted or accused of crimes.

Promontory

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

RaceTrack

A track where races are held.

Railway

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

RailwayStation

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

RecreationalStructure

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

Reef

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

Region

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

ReligiousRegion

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

ReligiousStructure

A structure where organized, public religious services are held.

ResearchStructure

A [Structure] used for scientific purposes.

Reserve

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

ResidentialStructure

A house, a hut, an apartment building, or another structure where people reside.

RestArea

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

River

A stream of running water.

Road

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

RoadBlock

A road.

RoadIntersection

A junction where two or more roads meet or cross at the same grade.

Ruin

A destroyed or decayed structure that is no longer functional.

Satellite

A [CelestialFeature] that orbits a [Planet].

School

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

ScientificResearchBase

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

Sea

A large area of salt water.

SeaplaneLandingArea

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

ShipWreck

A site of the remains of a wrecked vessel.

ShoppingCenter

A collection of linked retail establishments.

Shrine

A structure or place that memorializes a person or religious concept.

Site

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

SkiArea

A place developed for recreational Alpine or Nordic skiing.

Sovereign

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

SpotElevation

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

Spring

A place where water emerges from the ground.

Stadium

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

StatisticalDistrict

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

Structure

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

TectonicBoundary

A line that forms the border between two [Plate]s.

TectonicFeature

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

Temple

An edifice dedicated to religious worship.

TimeZone

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

TouristStructure

A [Structure] typically used by tourists.

Trail

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

TransportationStructure

A [Structure] used for transportation purposes.

Tunnel

A subterranean passageway for transportation.

UnderwaterFeature

A feature on the floor of a [WaterFeature].

UrbanRegion

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

Valley

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

Volcano

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

Wall

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

Waterfall

A vertical or very steep section of a [River].

WaterFeature

A geographic feature that has water on its surface.

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.

Wetland

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

Zoo

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

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