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TitleGeological Survey of Canada Bedrock Data Model and tools: design and user guide documentation including ArcGIS(TM) add-ins
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBrouillette, P; Girard, É; Huot-Vézina, GORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8247, 2019, 129 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®); rtf; xml (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.2-v.10.6)
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; mineralogy; paleontology; Science and Technology; information geology; models; software; cartography; bedrock geology; lithology; minerals; fossils; structural features; Geographic data; Samples; Metadata
Illustrationsflow diagrams; screen captures; tables
ProgramOpen Geoscience
Released2019 06 21
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
In the early years of use of spatial databases, geologic data models were designed around the traditional content of a geological map. These models were using a map centric, highly denormalized approach characterized by multiple features, each representing a self-contained thematic geological map. Recently, the trend moved towards a data centric type of modeling and several ongoing projects have embraced this concept, such as the North American Geologic Map Data Model (NADM) and the GeoSciML. This paper presents a functioning application that uses a generic feature acquisition model that meets the requirements of the GSC bedrock mapping projects. Focused on a data centric approach, this standardized model offers solutions for the management of data throughout the typical dataset construction workflow such as data acquisition, compilation and interpretation. The application, developed on ArcGIS platform, provides a simple and natural work flow through customized editing tools (add-in) while maintaining a coherent database and feature level metadata in the background.

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