DDI 3.1 XML Schema Documentation (2009-10-18)
© DDI Alliance 2009 - licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License
element <SpatialObject>
globally in reusable.xsd, see XML source
XML Representation Summary
{ enumeration of xs:NMTOKEN }
Simple Content Detail:
Single geographical point (e.g., an address).
Geographic area described with a set of three or more points.
Set of points describing a line.
An area with a defined radius (e.g., area within x miles of a specific point.)

Included in content model of elements (1):
Known Usage Locations
Contains information on the most discrete type of spatial representation to which data in this file can be attached (point, line, polygon, linear ring). For example, a raw data file with an address attached to each case is 'point'. When the microdata file is anonymized and the geographic information is for a state or other defined area, it is 'polygon'. Some data, such as traffic or criminal incidence data may have a street range identification or 'line', and some such as communications data have a point with a radius or 'linear ring'.
XML Source (w/o annotations (1); see within schema source)
<xs:element name="SpatialObject" type="GeographicDescriptionCodeType"/>

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