The National Archives Catalog

Coordinates (Latitude and Longitude)

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (50) None Yes



Indicates the position of the place, expressed in degrees/minutes/seconds. Latitude is the angular distance north or south of the equator, measured along a meridian. Longitude is the angular distance east or west of the Prime Meridian, which runs through Greenwich, England. Meridians are imaginary north-south lines on the Earth's surface that connect both geographic poles, used to measure longitude.



Geographic coordinates indicate the location of a place on the globe.


Relationship: This element is dependent on Geographic Reference. To have Coordinates, Geographic Reference must be created.


Guidance: For cataloging specific records type (genre/form) headings, see the Subject Cataloging Manual: Subject Headings (Library of Congress).






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