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ADL Gazeteer Protocol

Date added 18 March 2009
Last edited 11 May 2009

Full Title

Alexandria Digital Library Gazeteer Protocol


An XML and HTTP based protocol for querying, retrieving entries and bulk downloading of gazetteers.

Standards Developing Organisations



Open Source and freely available

Lifecycle Actions

Access, Use and Reuse
Description and Representation Information

Standard Framework

Digital Repository Standards

Standard Type

Searching Protocols

Current Version

17 September 2003 - ADL Gazeteer Protocol [external]
Open source protocol client and server are available for download as both schema and software. Sample documents are included.

Further Information

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