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ready Apollo Location Code

Abbreviation: apollo-ls

General Information
The Apollo Location Service (LS) Database issues persistent identifiers for locations for specific time intervals, including intervals that start in the past and are still open at present (i.e., the identifier should be used to refer to the location today). Temporally specific location identifiers are particularly important in epidemiology because the epidemiological record includes locations that do not presently exist, location names that have changed and location names whose political boundaries have changed.


Countries that developed this resource United States

Created in 2014

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How to cite this record apollo-ls; Apollo Location Code; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:28 p.m.; Last accessed: Apr 10 2020 12:45 p.m.

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Record added: July 19, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Record updated: Aug. 25, 2017, 2:25 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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Apollo Library
The Apollo Library contains machine interpretable representations of epidemics, infectious disease scenarios, and case series.

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  • U24GM110707 (National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Bethesda, MD, USA)