Standard for location and identification of facilities

Document number

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Maintenance authority

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To develop a facility identification data standard that supports identification of place-based objects that are generally known as facilities.


This geospatial standard will consist of a set of standardized data elements which identify and locate place-based facilities. This includes a core set of identifying information such as a standard identifier, latitude longitude, name, and facility type.

Sponsored by

Facilities Working Group

Project history

Document Version Date Custodian
Proposal 1996-06-09 FGDC Standards Working Group
Working draft  2.0 1997-11 Facilitlies Working Group
Final draft 1998-12 FGDC Standards Working Group