This document provides the semantic definition for the GEDCOM X PlaceDescription data type for use in structured data (e.g. RDFa, Microdata, JSON-LD, etc.). This data type is specified by the GEDCOM X Conceptual Model.
This data type extends the
http://gedcomx.org/v1/Subject data type.
A PlaceDescription is used to describe the details of a place in terms of its name and possibly its type, time period, and/or a geospatial description -- a description of a place as a snapshot in time.
Properties from PlaceDescription
|name||TextValue||An ordered list of standardized (or normalized), fully-qualified (in terms of what is known of the applicable jurisdictional hierarchy) names for this place that are applicable to this description of this place. The list MUST include at least one value. It is RECOMMENDED that instances include a single name and any equivalents from other cultural contexts; name variants should more typically be described in separate PlaceDescription instances. The list is assumed to be given in order of preference, with the most preferred value in the first position in the list.|
|latitude||double||Degrees north or south of the Equator (0.0 degrees). Values range from −90.0 degrees (south) to 90.0 degrees (north).|
|longitude||double||Angular distance in degrees, relative to the Prime Meridian. Values range from −180.0 degrees (west of the Meridian) to 180.0 degrees (east of the Meridian).|
|place||ResourceReference||A reference to the place being described.|
|jurisdiction||ResourceReference||A reference to a description of the jurisdiction this place.|
Properties from Subject
|evidence||EvidenceReference||References to the evidence being referenced for this subject.|
|media||SourceReference||References to multimedia resources associated with this subject.|
|identifier||Identifier||The list of identifiers for the subject.|
Properties from Conclusion
|confidence||ConfidenceLevel||The level of confidence the contributor has about the data.|
|attribution||Attribution||Attribution metadata for a conclusion.|
|source||SourceReference||The source references for a conclusion.|
|note||Note||Notes about a person.|