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Key Information Set 2013/14 - Location latitude

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Key Information Set 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in Scotland

Location latitude

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Short nameLATITUDE

This field records the latitude 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).

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 latitude of a location using a postcode.

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