Feature Types

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Code Feature Type Definition
101 Aerial A structure or device used to transmit or receive radio waves. This includes 'standard', microwave, satellite, or radar antennas and their support structure.
155 Aircraft Corridor A corridor defining flight restrictions of aircrafts. A corridor includes the avenue of arrival or departure for aircrafts, which will be close to, and may include, a landing ground or a helipad.
105 Aircraft Wreckage The remnants or remains of an aircraft such as an aeroplane or helicopter.
106 Anchor A thing affording stability. For use with guys.
109 Apparatus A scientific instrument.
112 AWS An Automatic Weather Station
120 Beacon A structure emitting a guiding or warning signal for navigation
134 Bridge A structure that spans and provides a passage over a road, railway, river, or some other obstacle
135 Building A permanent walled and roofed construction or the ruin of such a construction.
136 Bund An impervious embankment of earth, or a wall of brick, stone, concrete or other suitable material, which may form part or all of the perimeter of a compound that provides a barrier to retain liquid. The bund is designed to contain spillages and leaks from liquids used, stored or processed above-ground, and to facilitate clean-up operations.
137 Cabinet An enclosure usually used for housing equipment.
138 Cable An assembly of wires within or without a composite sheath.
139 Cable support A supporting structure eg. for supporting cables and pipes.
140 Camp A temporary residence, when away from the station.
145 Claim An area claimed by a country as an external territory of that country.
147 Cliff boundary The boundary of the cliff.
148 Coastline A line or zone where the land meets the sea or some other large expanse of water. This includes the boundaries of continent and island feature types.
149 Contaminated area Any site or region that is damaged, harmed or made unfit for use by the introduction of unwanted substances, particularly microorganisms, chemicals, toxic and radioactive materials and wastes.
150 Continent One of the larger, unbroken masses of land into which the earth's surface is divided Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia, and Antarctica.
152 Contour line Imaginary lines, or lines on a map or chart, that connect points of equal value, e.g. elevation of the land surface.
158 Crevasse A fissure formed in a glacier. Crevasses are often hidden by snow bridges.
170 Embankment A linear structure, usually of earth or gravel, shaped as to extend above the natural ground surface.
178 Fence A mesh, railing, hedge, or the like for preventing free access to an area.
180 Fitting A device, connected to a pipe or cable, whose function is usually related to the function of the network. This may be monitoring a gauge, or point of supply eg. a water tap. It includes such features as lighting poles.
184 Flying Bird Feathered vertebrate with two wings and two feet.
186 Food Depot A place for storing food.
191 Fuel depot A storeplace for drums of fuel.
192 Gate An opening in a fence or other enclosure, for the purpose of giving pedestrian or vehicular entry and exit, and capable of being closed with a barrier.
193 Gear Depot A place for storing goods or vehicles.
194 Generator A device for generating electrical energy.
196 Glacier A mass of snow and ice continuously moving from higher to lower ground or, if afloat, continuously spreading.
199 Grounding line The boundary or zone where the continental ice is grounded and where it floats.
200 Guy A cable, rope or chain used to secure tall vertical structures such as masts or poles.
206 Hydrant An external point for accessing the contents of a pipe.
189 Ice front The vertical cliff forming the seaward face of an ice shelf or other floating glacier, varying in height to 2 to 50 m above sea level.
214 Ice rise boundary The boundary of the ice rise.
298 Ice shelf A floating ice sheet of considerable thickness attached to a coast. Ice shelves are usually of great horizontal extent and have a level or gently undulating surface. They are nourished by the accumulation of snow and often by seaward extension of land glaciers. Limited areas may be aground. The seaward edge is termed an ice front.
217 Iceberg A massive piece of ice of greatly varying shape, more than 5 m above sea-level, which has broken away from a glacier (or an ice shelf), and which may be afloat or aground. Icebergs may be described as tabular, dome-shaped, sloping, pinnacled, weathered or glacier bergs (an irregularly shaped iceberg). Icebergs are not sea ice. They originate from the ice mass of the Antarctic continent that has accumulated over many thousands of years. When they melt they add fresh water to the ocean.
223 Island A land mass, especially one smaller than a continent, entirely surrounded by water.
390 Landing Natural or human-made places for discharging or taking on passengers and cargo.
229 Landing area Any locality either on land, water or structures, including airports/helipads and intermediate landing fields, which is used, or intended to be used, for the landing and takeoff of aircraft. Landing areas may or may not have facilities for the shelter and servicing of aircraft, or for receiving or discharging passengers or cargo.
234 Mammal Any animal of the Mammalia, a large class of warmblooded vertebrates having mammary glands in the female, a thoracic diaphragm, and a four-chambered heart. The class includes the whales, carnivores, rodents, bats, primates, etc.
235 Management zone An area set aside for specific management purposes.
242 Mast An upright post or lattice-work structure for supporting radio antennas or similar features. Usually supported by guys. (Non directional beacons are stored under beacons)
243 Monument An object, especially large and made of stone, built to remember and show respect to a person or group of people, or a special place made for this purpose.
247 Navigation guide A structure or object on land or water that does not emit a signal and is used for marine vessel navigation
248 Offshore rock Rocks located between the tidal area and the seaward edge of the continental shelf
251 Pad A levelled ground surface.
252 Path A way or track laid down for walking or made by continual treading
254 Penguin Sea-fowl of southern hemisphere with wings developed into scaly flippers with which it swims under the water.
257 Pipe A line of pipe connected to valves and other control devices, for conducting fluids, gases, or finely divided solids
260 Pole A tall, slender and rounded length of wood or metal, generally vertical, used to give structural support for utility features such as the electrical fittings and cables. May or may not be supported by guys.
262 Pontoon A floating structure, usually rectangular in shape which serves as landing, pier head or bridge support.
264 Post A stout piece of timber or metal of considerable length placed vertically as support in building.
267 Protected area An area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity and/or of natural and associated cultural resources. The area is managed through legal or other effective means.
269 Quarry An open or surface working or excavation for the extraction of building stone, ore, coal, gravel, or minerals.
270 Rack A framework with rails, bars, pegs, or shelves, for keeping or placing articles on or in.
271 Radome A dome or covering, protecting communications equipment eg. a radar installation.
274 Refuge A shelter from extreme or dangerous environmental conditions such as those posed by the weather.
278 Road A long piece of hard ground that people can drive along from one place to another.
279 Rock Any aggregate of minerals that makes up part of the earth's crust. It may be unconsolidated, such as sand, clay, or mud, or consolidated, such as granite, limestone, or coal.
281 Route Any established or selected course for passage or travel.
452 Scientific Site A location of scientific study site or where a sample was taken. It also includes the location of scientific markers to relocate sites.
310 Spot height Altitude of a point on the land surface
311 Stair A set of steps
228 Stair Landing A platform between two flights of stairs, or at the top or bottom of a flight.
312 Station A place where there is permanent human habitation and infrastructure serving as a base for scientific research.
314 Storage A temporary structure or collection of goods e.g shipping containers, shipping goods, gravel stockpile.
316 Structure Something built or constructed.
318 Tank Large metal, wooden, glass etc., vessel for liquid, gas, etc.
325 Tongue A projection of the ice edge up to several km in length caused by wind and current.
326 Tongue boundary The boundary of the tongue.
329 Transformer A device for increasing or decreasing the voltage of electrical current flowing through an electrical cable.
334 Tunnel A underground passageway, especially one for trains or cars that passes under a mountain, river or a congested urban area
576 Vegetation type A community of plants or plant life that share distinguishable characteristics.
345 Water body An enclosed body of water, usually but not necessarily fresh water, from which the sea is excluded.
346 Watercourse A natural stream arising in a given drainage basin but not wholly dependent for its flow on surface drainage in its immediate area, flowing in a channel with a well-defined bed between visible banks or through a definite depression in the land, having a definite and permanent or periodic supply of water, and usually, but not necessarily, having a perceptible current in a particular direction and discharging at a fixed point into another body of water.
347 Way point A navigation marker.
348 Wharf A structure serving as a berthing place for vessels.