<geo> (geographical coordinates) contains any expression of a set of geographic coordinates, representing a point, line, or area on the surface of the earth in some notation. [ Varieties of Location]
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Uses of geo can be associated with a coordinate system, defined by a geoDecl element supplied in the TEI header, using the decls attribute. If no such link is made, the assumption is that the content of each geo element will be a pair of numbers separated by whitespace, to be interpreted as latitude followed by longitude according to the World Geodetic System.

<geoDecl xml:id="WGSdatum="WGS84">World Geodetic System</geoDecl>
<geoDecl xml:id="OSdatum="OSGB36">Ordnance Survey</geoDecl>
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 <desc>A tombstone plus six lines of
   Anglo-Saxon text, built into the west tower (on the south side
   of the archway, at 8 ft. above the ground) of the
   Church of St. Mary-le-Wigford in Lincoln.</desc>
 <geo decls="#WGS">53.226658 -0.541254</geo>
 <geo decls="#OS">SK 97481 70947</geo>
<geo>41.687142 -74.870109</geo>
Content model
Schema Declaration
element geo { tei_att.global.attributes, tei_att.declaring.attributes, text }