World Digital Map Data - World Locator Map data overview
Collins Bartholomew World Locator is a comprehensive gazetteer of places worldwide. Each place has accurate lat/long coordinates with country, admin division and island locators also included. Alternative name forms and spelling variations further improve your ability to pinpoint exactly the place you are looking for. This World gazetteer helps you to
- Uniquely locate cities, towns, villages and physical features worldwide.
- Discover which country, admin division and island places are located in.
- Find out the administrative significance and population band for all settlements.
- Get accurate coordinates for all places
Integrates easily with Collins Bartholomew vector data products through use of a shared unique id number
Complex feature coding for all places assigns each town an admin status and population range
Includes physical features, making searching for mountains, lakes, rivers etc easy.
All names are in local form, with English and other alternatives included to further ease searching.
Ideal for driving on-line geographical searches. Contents
Version 10 of the World Locator gazetteer contains 804831
places. 1st order admin divisions are now complete for 167 countries, with 97.5% of towns worldwide assigned to their 1st order admin division. ISO 3166-1 codes are included for all countries and ISO 3166-2 codes for all admin divisions. For countries the Country ISO Code column contains the code for that country. For admin divisions the Admin ISO Code column contains the code for that division. For towns the same columns contain the ISO codes for the country and admin division the town is located in. Geographical extent is global.
Fields included are:
|Link id ||The unique identifier for the feature, links to other Collins Bartholomew data sets. ||All places ||219437 ||679577 ||1053082 |
|Map name ||The name that would generally be shown on a map, usually in local form. ||All places ||Köln ||Mount Domett ||Waipi`o Acres |
|Index name ||The name that would generally be used in an index, physical names are permuted. ||All places ||Köln ||Mount Domett ||Waipi`o Acres |
|Main alternative name ||The main alternative name. Generally these are English conventional names in common usage, in rare cases their may be more than one, separated by commas. ||1262 towns 368 non-towns ||Cologne || |
|Other alternative name ||Comma separated list of other alternative names. ||8574 towns 4159 non-towns ||Colonia ||Agrippina ||Te Huruhuru |
|Country ||The country the place falls within. ||All places ||Germany ||United States of America ||New Zealand |
|Country ID ||The Link ID for the country the place falls within. ||All places ||207005 || |
|Country ISO Code ||The ISO 3166-1 code for the country the place falls within. ||All places ||DE || |
|Admin1 ||The first order admin division the place falls within. ||207416 towns 36435 non-towns ||Nordrhein-Westfalen ||Hawaii || |
|Admin1 ID ||The Link ID for the admin1 division the place falls within. ||97.5 % of towns some non-towns ||380684 || |
|Admin ISO code ||The ISO 3166-2 code for the admin division the place falls within. ||97.5 % of towns some non-towns ||DE-NW || |
|Admin2 ||The second order admin division the place falls within. ||75688 towns 460 non-towns ||- ||Honolulu County ||- |
|Physical locator ||The physical locator for the place, normally an island name. ||6121 towns 3854 non-towns ||- ||South Island ||O`ahu |
|Feature class name ||The Collins Bartholomew feature classification in text format. Note that this assigns each town to a population band, and identifies its administrative significance. ||All places ||2ND ORDER ADMIN CAPITAL 500,000 TO 1 MILLION ||SUMMIT ||TOWN 5000 TO 10,000 NOT ADMIN CAP |
|Feature class ID ||The ID of the Collins Bartholomew feature classification links to other Collins Bartholomew data sets. ||All places ||196490 ||203 ||196520 |
|Descriptor ||The term which would normally be used to describe the place in an index. ||0 towns All non-towns ||- ||MOUNTAIN ||- |
|Population ||The (latest) population for the place. ||25717 towns 1378 non-towns ||956690 ||- ||5304 |
|Height ||The height of the place (in meters). ||0 towns 12258 non-towns ||- ||1623 ||- |
|Latitude decimal ||Latitude coordinate in decimal form. ||All places ||50.93362 ||-41.062 ||21.46766 |
|Longitude decimal ||Longitude coordinate in decimal form. ||All places ||6.95533 ||172.308 ||-158.01622 |
|Latitude degree ||Latitude degree. ||All places ||50 ||41 ||21 |
|Latitude minute ||Latitude minutes. ||All places ||56 ||4 ||28 |
|Latitude hemi ||Latitude hemisphere, N or S. ||All places ||N ||S ||N |
|Longitude degree ||Longitude degrees. ||All places ||6 ||172 ||158 |
|Longitude minute ||Longitude minutes. ||All places ||57 ||18 ||1 |
|Longitude hemi ||Longitude hemisphere, E or W. ||All places ||E ||E ||W |