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.

S: Spot, building, farm
Code Short Description Full Description
ADMF Administrative facility A government building
AGRF Agricultural facility A building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
AIRB Airbase An area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
AIRF Airfield A place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
AIRH Heliport A place where helicopters land and take off
AIRP Airport A place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
AIRQ Abandoned airfield
AIRT Terminal Airport facilities for the handling of freight and passengers
AMTH Amphitheater An oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
ANS Archaeological/prehistoric site A place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
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