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Location ID Type Definitions


Location ID Type: a Location ID is an organization that administers the Location ID or the name of the ID itself. 

In GS1 US Data Hub, Location ID displays only if the GLN Type is Fixed Physical, Mobile Physical or Digital.

Definitions (listed alphabetically):

International Maritime Organization Number (IMO Number): IMO number is an important identifier given to oil/gas vessels, shipping vessels, and fishing vessels that is painted visibly across the vessel and bolted to the hull. This vessel identifier is permanently associated with the vessel hull, even if the vessel name or ownership changes - or if the vessel is reflagged to another nation. 


Location For Internal Use (1 through 10): Identification that your organization may be using for internal mapping purposes.


Open Apparel Registry (OAR) ID: A sixteen-digit numbering system which uniquely identities global apparel facilities. The ID consists of a Country code, Origin date (the date the facility first appeared in the registry), a General ID and Check ID. OAR IDs are allocated by the Open Apparel Registry to all facilities contributed to the database for the purposes of enabling industry collaboration and improved identification of factories, as well as powering interoperability between industry databases. 


Open Location Code (OLC): Developed by Google, this is a geocode based in a system of regular grids for identifying an area anywhere on the Earth. 


UN/LOCODE: The United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations is a geographic coding scheme developed and maintained by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Example: US PCT