This is the reference page for the XML element location. See also the relevant overview page: Geography


The sub-national geographical identification of the target locations of an activity. These can be described by gazetteer reference, coordinates, administrative areas or a textual description.



An internal reference that describes the location in the reporting organisation’s own system.

This value must be of type xsd:string.


Deprecated since 1.04

If more than one location is reported, percentage of activity commitment allocated to this location (if available).

This value must be of type xsd:decimal.

Example Usage

The location element is used a contain various other elements

  <location ref="AF-KAN">
   <location-id vocabulary="G1" code="1453782" />
   <name>Location name</name>
   <description>Location description</description>
   <activity-description>A description that qualifies the activity taking place at the location</activity-description>
   <administrative level="1" code="1453782" vocabulary="G1" />
   <point srsName="http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326">
    <pos>31.616944 65.716944</pos>
   <exactness code="1"/>
   <location-reach code="1" />
   <location-class code="2"/>
   <feature-designation code="PRNQ"/>



Note that major changes were made to the subelements of location in version 1.04.

For more information refer to:
The @ref attribute was introduced to provide a cross reference that a publisher can use to link back to their own internal system.
The @percentage attribute was deemed unworkable and deprecated in 1.04


Where used, the @percentage attribute is now designated as a decimal value and no longer as a positive Integer

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