Places (Search) API China - BETA Developer's Guide

350 - Natural and Geographical

The Natural and Geographical category is a top level category for natural or man-made areas of regional importance, such as bodies of water, mountains, forested areas and other geographic areas.

This category contains the following level 2 categories:

3500 - Body of Water

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
350-3500-0233 Body of Water A natural and geographical feature of the earth's surface that is covered with water, such as a lake, river, stream or ocean.
350-3500-0234 Reservoir A body of water, such as a man-made pond or lake, that is used for the retention and regulation of water.
350-3500-0235 Waterfall A body of water where a flow of water, such as a mountain stream or river, falls over a steep incline or vertical drop.
350-3500-0300 Bay-Harbor A coastal body of water where ships can safely anchor.
350-3500-0302 River A body of water, usually containing fresh water, that generally flows through land and empties into an ocean, lake, river or other body of water.
350-3500-0303 Canal An artificial waterway constructed for shipping, irrigation or recreational usage.
350-3500-0304 Lake A large body of water that may contain fresh water or salt water. A lake is larger than a pond and must be regionally recognized. Lakes are generally separated from the ocean by land.

3510 - Mountain or Hill

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
350-3510-0236 Mountain or Hill A natural and geographical feature that is higher than the surrounding land. Places in this category must be regionally recognized.
350-3510-0237 Mountain Passes A route through a mountain range or over a ridge. Mountain passes must be regionally recognized.
350-3510-0238 Mountain Peaks A summit or top of a mountain. Mountain peaks must be regionally recognized.

3520 - Undersea Feature

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
350-3520-0224 Undersea Feature A natural or artificial feature that is below sea level. For example, coral reef barrier, ship wreck and more. Places in this category must be regionally recognized.

3522 - Forest, Heath or Other Vegetation

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
350-3522-0239 Forest, Heath or Other Vegetation A dense growth of trees, open uncultivated land or other large masses of vegetation.

3550 - Natural and Geographical

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
350-3550-0336 Natural and Geographical A feature not classified as a Body of Water (350-3500), Mountain or Hill (350-3510), Undersea Feature (350-3520), or Forest, Heath or Other Vegetation (350-3522).