Feature Codes

All places in the Places API are categorized into one out of 9 feature classes (represented by letters) and further subcategorized into one out of 680 feature codes.

R: Road, railroad
Code Short Description Full Description
CSWY Causeway A raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
OILP Oil pipeline A pipeline used for transporting oil
PRMN Promenade A place for public walking, usually along a beach front
PTGE Portage A place where boats, goods, etc., are carried overland between navigable waters
RD Road An open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
RDA Ancient road The remains of a road used by ancient cultures
RDB Road bend A conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
RDCUT Road cut An excavation cut through a hill or ridge for a road
RDJCT Road junction A place where two or more roads join
RJCT Railroad junction A place where two or more railroad tracks join
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