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.

ALL
Code Short Description Full Description
ADMD Administrative division An administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
ADMDH Historical administrative division A former administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
ADMF Administrative facility A government building
AGRC Agricultural colony A tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
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
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