Administrative boundary CODs include:
Geographic boundaries in shapefile, geodatabase, and other formats, often including live geoservices.
Gazetteers of feature names and P-codes.
COD-AB datasets can be linked by database or GIS to COD-PS datasets, when available using the P-codes as a key.
Boundaries and gazetteers reflect the country’s specific administrative hierarchy.
COD-AB datasets are adopted by the country or regional Information Management Working Group as the standard.