CLDXF (Civic Location Data Exchange Format)

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Civic Location Data Exchange Format

CLDXF Term Definition
Country The name of a country represented by its two-letter ISO 3166-1 English country alpha-2 code elements in capital letters. http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes/iso_3166_code_lists/country_names_and_code_elements.htm
State The name of a state or state equivalent, represented by the two-letter abbreviation given in USPS Publication 28, Appendix B. A state is a primary governmental division of the United States. http://pe.usps.gov/cpim/ftp/pubs/Pub28/Pub28.pdf
County The name of county or county-equivalent where the address is located. A county (or its equivalent) is the primary legal division of a state or territory. Restricted to the names of counties and county equivalents. A complete list is maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau as National Standard Codes (2010 FIPS Codes for Counties and County Equivalent Entities), Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS), available at: https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html
Incorporated Municipality The name of the incorporated municipality or other general-purpose local governmental unit (if any) where the address is located.
Unincorporated Community The name of an unincorporated community, either within an incorporated municipality or in an unincorporated portion of a county, or both, where the address is located.
Neighborhood Community The name of an unincorporated neighborhood, subdivision or area, either within an incorporated municipality or in an unincorporated portion of a county or both, where the address is located.
Postal Community Name A city name for the ZIP Code of an address, as given in the USPS City State file.
Postal Code A system of 5-digit codes that identifies the individual USPS Post Office or metropolitan area delivery station associated with an address, which may optionally be enhanced by four additional digits that identify a specific range of USPS delivery addresses.
Street Name Pre Modifier A word or phrase that precedes and modifies the Street Name element, but is separated from it by a Street Name Pre Type or a Street Name Pre Directional or both, or is placed outside the Street Name element so that the Street Name element can be used in creating a sorted alphabetical or alphanumeric list of complete street names.
Street Name Pre Directional A word preceding the Street Name element that indicates the direction taken by the street from an arbitrary starting point or line, or the sector where it is located.
Street Name Pre Type A word or phrase that precedes the Street Name element and identifies a type of thoroughfare in a complete street name.
Street Name Pre Type Separator A preposition or prepositional phrase between the Street Name Pre Type and the Street Name. This element is defined in CLDXF as a US specific extension of PIDF-LO per RFC6848.
Street Name The element of the complete street name that identifies the particular street (as opposed to any street types, directionals, and modifiers).
Street Name Post Type A word or phrase that follows the Street Name element and identifies a type of thoroughfare in a complete street name.
Street Name Post Directional A word following the Street Name element that indicates the direction taken by the street from an arbitrary starting point or line, or the sector where it is located.
Street Name Post Modifier A word or phrase that follows and modifies the Street Name element.
Address Number Prefix An extension of the Address Number that precedes it and further identifies a location along a thoroughfare or within a defined area.
Address Number The numeric identifier of a location along a thoroughfare or within a defined community.
Address Number Suffix An extension of the Address Number that follows it and further identifies a location along a thoroughfare or within a defined area.
Milepost A distance travelled along a route such as a road or highway, typically indicated by a milepost sign. There is typically a post or other marker indicating the distance in miles/kilometers from or to a given point.
Landmark Name Part The name or collection of names by which a prominent feature is publicly known. This element is defined in CLDXF as a US specific extension of PIDF-LO per RFC6848.
Complete Landmark Name The name by which a prominent feature is publicly known. The Complete Landmark Name for a CLDXF record is composed of the Landmark Name Parts in that record.
Building One among a group of buildings that have the same address number and complete street name.
Additional Location Information A part of a subaddress that is not a building, floor, unit, room, or seat.
Floor A floor, story, or level within a building.
Unit A group or suite of rooms within a building that are under common ownership or tenancy, typically having a common primary entrance.
Room A single room within a building.
Seat A place where a person might sit within a building.
Place Type The type of feature identified by the address adapted from "Location Types Registry" (IETF RFC 4589 [4] ). http://www.iana.org/assignments/location-type-registry/location-type-registry.xml