<geographiccoordinates> Geographic Coordinates

<geographiccoordinates> is a new element in EAD3 which can be used inside <geogname>, after the <part> element to add specificity to the name. While it must be used after the <part> elements, it can be used as many times as desired.

Attributes

  • @altrender – not required. Use if the content of the element should be displayed or printed differently than the rendering established in a style sheet for other occurrences of the element.
  • @audience – not required. Use to set whether the element’s contents will be visible to external users or to internal ones. Possible values are: “internal” and “external.”
  • @coordinatesystemREQUIRED. Use to designate the commonly-used code for the system being used to express the coordinates, such as WGS84, OSGB36, ED50.
  • @id – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • @lang – not required. Three-letter code that indicates the language in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 639-2b.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.

Child Elements

<geographiccoordinates> may only contain text.

Example

<geogname><part>Slackbuie</part><part>Scotland</part><geographiccoordinates coordinatesystem="UTM">30V 427400mE 6368503mN</geographiccoordinates></geogname>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <geographiccoordinates>