Location Data


To use this extension, include its URL in the extension array of your release or record package.

    "extensions": ["https://raw.githubusercontent.com/open-contracting/ocds_location_extension/v1.1.3/extension.json"],
    "releases": []

This extension is maintained at https://github.com/open-contracting/ocds_location_extension


Communicating the location of proposed or executed contract delivery is important to make users of contracting data.

This extension introduces two properties at the items level to describe location:

  • deliveryAddress - a standard Address block which can be used to provide a postal address where services should be delivered.
  • deliveryLocation - a new block consisting of GeoJSON and Gazetteer entries to describe a wider range of locations to which the contract line item relates.

Schema reference

Field Definition Description Type
description Location A name or description of this location. This might include the name(s) of the location(s), or might provide a human readable description of the location to be covered. This description may be used in a user-interface. string
geometry/type Location The type of GeoJSON Geometry Objects being provided. To provide latitude and longitude use ‘point’, and enter an array of [latitude,longitude] as the value of coordinates field: e.g. [37.42,-122.085]. Note the capitalization of type values - set in order to maintain compatibility with GeoJSON. string
geometry/coordinates Location The relevant array of points, e.g. [latitude,longitude], or nested array, for the GeoJSON geometry being described. The longitude and latitude MUST be expressed in decimal degrees in the WGS84 (EPSG:4326) projection array
geometry Location We follow the GeoJSON standard to express basic location information, using latitude and longitude values in the WGS84 (EPSG:4326) projection. A point location can be identified by geocoding a delivery address. For concession licenses, or other contracts covering a polygon location which is not contained in a known gazetteer, polygon and multi-polygon can be used. object
gazetteer/scheme Location The entry of the selected gazetteer in the gazetteers codelist. The codelist provides details of services, where available, that can resolve a gazetteer entry to provide location names. string
gazetteer/identifiers Location An array of one or more codes drawn from the gazetteer indicated in scheme. array
gazetteer Location A gazetteer is a geographical index or directory. The specific gazetteer used should be specified in scheme, and one or more codes from that gazetteer used in identifier. object
uri Location A URI to a further description of the activity location. This may be a human readable document with information on the location, or a machine-readable description of the location. string

Gazetteer Codelist

See locationGazetteers.csv


Below is an example of a geolocated item:

"items": [
        "id": "item1",
        "description": "Ceremonial Trumpets for Oxford Town Hall",
        "classification": {
            "description": "Trumpets",
            "scheme": "CPV",
            "id": "37312100",
            "uri": "http://purl.org/cpv/2008/code-37312100"
        "deliveryLocation": {
            "geometry": {
                "type": "Point",
                "coordinates": [51.751944, -1.257778]
            "gazetteer": {
                "scheme": "GEONAMES",
                "identifiers": ["2640729"]
            "description": "Central Oxford",
            "uri": "http://www.geonames.org/2640729/oxford.html"
        "deliveryAddress": {
            "postalCode": "OX1 1BX",
            "countryName": "United Kingdom",
            "streetAddress": "Town Hall, St Aldate's",
            "region": "Oxfordshire",
            "locality": "Oxford"
        "unit": {
            "name": "Items",
            "value": {
                "currency": "GBP",
                "amount": 10000
        "quantity": 10

If the procurement related to the rebuilding of a road, then the item could also specify more complex geometries such as:

"deliveryLocation": {
    "geometry": {
        "type": "LineString",
        "coordinates": [ [ -1.256503402048622, 51.747792026616821 ], [ -1.256477837243949, 51.747500168748303 ], [ -1.256466773131763, 51.747365723021403 ], [ -1.256471969911729, 51.747246699996332 ], [ -1.256481860557471, 51.747182243160943 ], [ -1.256497618535434, 51.747079648666102 ] ]
    "gazetteer": {
        "scheme": "OSMW",
        "identifiers": ["27895985"]
    "description": "St Aldate's",
    "uri": "http://www.geonames.org/2640729/oxford.html"

You can take the contents of the geometry object, excluding the geometry keyword, and plug this into any GeoJSON tool to see the shape that is described.


Report issues for this extension in the ocds-extensions repository, putting the extension’s name in the issue’s title.



  • Disallow Location.geometry.coordinates from having null in its array of coordinates
  • Disallow Location.gazetteer.identifiers from having null in its array of strings
  • Correct name of locationGazetteers.csv codelist (was locationGazeteers.csv)
  • Allow Location.geometry and Location.gazetteer to be null
  • Add title and description to Location.gazetteer
  • Add description to Item.deliveryLocation, Item.deliveryAddress
  • Add geometryType.csv codelist for Location.geometry.type
  • List codelists in extension.json
  • Add tests and tidy code