This page describes the codes used the fields latlng_basis, latlng_precision, and prc. These fields are included if you specify show=loc when listing collections.
If the loc block is included, responses in the pbdb vocabulary will include the fields latlng_basis and latlng_precision. If not empty, the contents of each field will be one of the following codes:
If the loc block is included, responses in the compact vocabulary will include the field prc. If not empty, the contents of this field will be a two letter code. The first letter represents the basis, as follows:
stated in text
based on nearby landmark
based on political unit
estimated from map
unpublished field data
The second letter represents the precision, as follows:
decimal degrees of precision
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