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+The format of Locations.xml[.in] is something like this:
+<mateweather format="1.0">
+ <region>
+ <_name>North America</_name>
+ <country>
+ <_name>United States</_name>
+ <iso-code>US</iso-code>
+ <state>
+ <_name>Alabama</_name>
+ <tz-hint>America/Chicago</tz-hint>
+ <location>
+ <!-- Translators: This is in Alabama in the United States. -->
+ <_name>Alabaster</_name>
+ <code>KEET</code>
+ <zone>ALZ019</zone>
+ <radar>bhm</radar>
+ <coordinates>33-10-42N 086-46-54W</coordinates>
+ </location>
+ <city>
+ <!-- Translators: This is in Alabama in the United States. -->
+ <_name>Mobile</_name>
+ <location>
+ <!-- Translators: This is in Mobile, Alabama in the United States. -->
+ <_name>Mobile Downtown Airport</_name>
+ <code>KBFM</code>
+ <zone>ALZ061</zone>
+ <radar>bix</radar>
+ <coordinates>30-36-50N 088-03-48W</coordinates>
+ </location>
+ </city>
+ ...
+Most of the data in the file appears inside <location> entries.
+However, various larger geographic divisions exist to make things
+easier for both users and maintainers.
+At the top level are <region>s. These mostly correspond to continents,
+but not entirely. They are arbitrary, and could be changed in the
+future if we wanted.
+Each <region> is divided into <country>s. Every internationally-
+recognized country for which at least one <location> is defined should
+have its own <country>. For the most part, "dependencies",
+"territories", "protectorates" and the like are listed as <location>s
+within their ruling country if they are in the same <region>, but
+separately if they are in a different <region>. This is not followed
+100% consistently.
+Every <country> must have an <iso-code> tag giving its ISO 3166-1
+alpha-2 code. Sub-country <location>s can also specify their own
+<iso-code> if they have one.
+A <country> MAY specify a <tz-hint>, giving the default time zone name
+for the country. Countries that only have one timezone (or where the
+majority of the country is covered by a single timezone) should list
+it at the <country> level. Countries with multiple timezones and no
+obvious "default" should not list anything here. (See README.timezones
+for more information about timezones in Locations.xml.)
+A <country> can contain <city>s and <location>s directly, or can be
+split into <state>s which contain <city>s and <location>s. The name
+"state" comes from the US states, but it can be used to represent any
+sort of well-defined sub-country region that has a name which will be
+familiar to local users. A <state> may specify a <tz-hint> which will
+override the <country>'s <tz-hint> for <location>s within the state.
+<city> is an optional element used to group together multiple
+<location>s within the same city.
+Finally, a <location> represents a location for which weather data can
+be retrieved. Its fields are:
+ <_name> - required, the name of the location
+ <iso-code> - optional, the ISO 3166 code of the location, if not
+ the same as its parent <country>
+ <tz-hint> - optional, the timezone of the location, if not the
+ same as its parent <state> or <country>
+ <code> - required, the METAR code identifying this location
+ <zone> - optional, secondary weather source information:
+ US: the NOAA IWIN zone
+ UK: the Met Office region name, prefixed with ":"
+ AU: the BOM forecast name, prefixed with "@"
+ <radar> - optional, the radar map name for the
+ location (North America only)
+ <coordinates> - optional, the latitude and longitude of the
+ location, as "[-]ddd.dddddd [-]ddd.dddddd"
+ Positive values are North and East respectively,
+ negative values are South and West.