Description of surroundings at the site, from the following list:
|List Options||Option Definition||Unit of Measure|
|Not applicable||Not applicable||None|
|Rural||A rural area is a geographic area that is located outside cities and towns, often referred to as the countryside.||None|
|Suburban||A suburb is a residential area or a mixed use area, either existing as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.||None|
|Urban||An urban area is a location characterized by high human population density and vast human-built features in comparison to the areas surrounding it. Urban areas may be cities, towns or conurbations, but the term is not commonly extended to rural settlements such as villages and hamlets.||None|
CSV or XML files containing information such as definition, unique ID, and URL for each BEDES Term or List Option can be downloaded by clicking the appropriate orange button. The downloaded file can then be processed offline. Note that the XML documents are simply a "flat file" of terms, not a structured schema.