The objective of the Standard is to provide a method for documenting the content of address information. As a data usability standard, the Standard describes a way to express the content, applicability, data quality and accuracy of a dataset or data element.
The Standard additionally codifies some commonly used discrete units of address information, referred to as descriptive elements. It provides standardized terminology and definitions to alleviate inconsistencies in the use of descriptive elements and to simplify the documentation process.
The Standard establishes the requirements for documenting the content
of addresses. It is applicable to addresses of entities having a spatial
component . The Standard does not apply to addresses of entities
lacking a spatial component and specifically excludes electronic addresses,
such as e-mail addresses.
|Proposal||FGDC Standards Working Group |
|Public review draft||2003-04-17 ||Subcommittee on Cultural and Demographic Data|