Field descriptions help clarify confusion around definitions, units, sources, vintages, and more. When people use the layer in Map Viewer, they can access each field's description when setting the layer's style and when they open the table in the map. This information helps them understand how to use and symbolize the data.
Many layers in Living Atlas contain field descriptions for all attributes. These descriptions help analysts learn more about what exactly they are mapping in just a few clicks.
For more information about field descriptions, and how they are used in Living Atlas and can be implemented in your work, see High-quality field descriptions make mapping easier.