[a] named quality or characteristic inherent in or ascribed to someone or something. Attributes can include personal qualities (e.g. age), ambient information such as location, or certifications that serve as proof of a given capability.
[s]pecific data entries associated with people and organizations. Such data entries will perform one or more of the following functions:
descriptive information about the properties of events, features, or entities associated with a location, such as the ownership of a parcel of land, or the population of a neighborhood, or the wind speed and direction over a point on the ground.