OpenMIC Metadata Guide

Descriptive Metadata


Section: Subject (geographic-hierarchical)

Last updated: December 19th, 2008
Name
subjectHierarchicalGeographic
Schema
MODS
Definition
This section provides a faceted geographic name given in a hierarchical form relating to the resource.

subjectHierarchicalGeographic has the following components:
  • Attributes:
    • country
    • state
    • county
    • city
    • city section
    • territory
    • region
    • continent
    • province
Usage Note
Values are provided for the various attributes as applicable.
Example(s)
Canada [country]; British Columbia [province]; Vancouver [city];

New Jersey [state]; Newark [city]; Lincoln Park [city section]
Repeatable
Y
Name
subjectHierarchicalGeographicContinent
Label
Subject (geographic - hierarchical) - Continent
Usage Note
Includes Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
Name
subjectHierarchicalGeographicCountry
Label
Subject (geographic - hierarchical) - Country
Usage Note
Includes a country, i.e. a political entity considered a country.
Name
subjectHierarchicalGeographicProvince
Label
Subject (geographic - hierarchical) - Province
Usage Note
Includes first order political divisions called provinces within a country, e.g. Canada, China.
Name
subjectHierarchicalGeographicRegion
Label
Subject (geographic - hierarchical) - Region
Usage Note
Includes regions that have status as a jurisdiction, usually incorporating more than one first level jurisdiction.
Name
subjectHierarchicalGeographicState
Label
Subject (geographic - hierarchical) - State
Usage Note
Includes first order political divisions called states within a country, e.g. in U.S., Argentina, Italy. Use also for France departement.
Name
subjectHierarchicalGeographicTerritory
Label
Subject (geographic - hierarchical) - Territory
Usage Note
A geographical area belonging to or under the jurisdiction of a governmental authority.
Name
subjectHierarchicalGeographicCounty
Label
Subject (geographic - hierarchical) - County
Usage Note
Includes the largest local administrative unit in various countries, e.g. England.
Name
subjectHierarchicalGeographicCity
Label
Subject (geographic - hierarchical) - City
Usage Note
Use for an inhabited place incorporated as a city, town, etc.
Name
subjectHierarchicalGeographicCitySection
Label
Subject (geographic - hierarchical) - City Section
Usage Note
Use for a non-jurisdictional geographic entity.




 
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