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Key Information Set 2013/14 - Location longitude

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Key Information Set 2013/14

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Location longitude

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This field records the longitude reference point for the teaching location.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All institutions where Institution.Location entity exists


The position of any point on the globe can be described by its latitude and longitude. Within this framework, any position can be determined in Britain and Northern Ireland to any level of precision that is required.

Within the KIS return, Latitude and Longitude will be returned as decimal degrees, to 6 decimal places (i.e. Latitude: 51.898517, Longitude: -2.078651).

Please note, if you are recording locations west of the Prime meridian (Greenwich Meridian), a minus sign will be required In front of your co-ordinate. Locations that are east of the Prime meridian do not require a positive sign.

Below are example websites where you can determine your latitude and longitude:

Quality rules
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Reason required

To describe the location of the KIS Course.

Part of
Field length9
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: LOCType
Year this field relates to2014/15
Date modified2013-06-18
Change management notesGuidance expanded to include finding the longitude of a location using a postcode.

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