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