In histHub, “objects” are objects that have a concrete projection on the surface of the earth and a name. Locations can therefore be roughly divided into three categories:
- Natural places
- built places
- conceptual places
(cf. location typology histHub-geotype)
A histHub authority file of a place consists of at least one place name, a place type, a location, and the time of existence of the place. All information may be dated. Each authority file can also be uniquely identified by a persistent identifier (histHub-ID) and can be persistently linked via permalink.