This is the reference page for the XML element exactness.


Defines whether the location represents the most distinct point reasonably possible for this type of activity or is an approximation due to lack of more detailed information.


This element must occur no more than once (within each parent element).



A code from the Geographic Exactness Codelist.

This attribute is required.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value must be on the GeographicExactness codelist.

Example Usage

Example usage of exactness within a location of an iati-activity.

The @code attribute declares a valid code (1) from the GeographicExactness codelist.
  <location ref="AF-KAN">
   <location-reach code="1" />
   <location-id vocabulary="G1" code="1453782" />
  <narrative>Location name</narrative>
  <narrative>Location description</narrative>
  <narrative>A description that qualifies the activity taking place at the location.</narrative>
   <administrative vocabulary="G1" level="1" code="1453782" />
   <point srsName="http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326">
    <pos>31.616944 65.716944</pos>
   <exactness code="1"/>
   <location-class code="2"/>
   <feature-designation code="ADMF"/>



Freetext is no longer allowed within this element.


New in 1.04
This is used as a replacement for the deprecated location/coordinates/@precision attribute

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