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Alexandria Digital Library Feature Type Thesaurus

“A set of terms for categories of geographic places; terms to indicate the nature of a place.”

General information
Vocabulary alternative name or acronym: 

ADL Feature Type Thesaurus, FTT

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Scope and Usage
Major subjects covered: 

Type terms for administrative, hydrographic, manmade, physiographic, and regional places.


“It has been designed to be used with the Alexandria Digital Library (ADL) Gazetteer.”

Overlap with related vocabularies: 

Used as the type scheme for the ADL Gazetteer. See Also, adopted by the USGS as a set of terms to use along with their Gateway Thesaurus. See

Vocabulary characteristics
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Terms and Conditions
An XML version is available for downloading at
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Note: for this XML version, the "US+" and "UF+" relationships have been changed to "USW" and "UFW" coding and all angle brackets have been removed from the definitions. The USW and UFW relationships are used when a non-preferred term is linked to two preferred terms.

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Copyright (c) 1999-2004 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: Redistributions of source code or dataset must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. Neither the name of the University of California, Santa Barbara nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software or dataset without specific prior written permission.

Vocabulary provider name: 
Alexandria Digital Library, University of California at Santa Barbara