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A dictionary table within the BOREHOLE GEOLOGY database that holds the approved comments for attaching to logs in BOREHOLE_GEOLOGY table.
Dictionary table for CURATOR codes, eg code for NGRC.
Dictionary table containing NGR coordinates of the SW and NE corner of Ordnance Survey 1:10K sheet areas.
Dictionary table listing BGS 1:10,000 map numbers. Field intended to list map names not populated.
Dictionary of BGS 1:250,000 named map sheets and their 8 spatial coordinates (SWN, SWE, SEE, SEN etc.).
Dictionary table holding overlap of 1:10,000 maps for England, Wales and Scotland.
Dictionary of 1:50,000 geological map sheets for England, Wales and Scotland (identified by sheet number) and their 8 spatial coordinates (SWN, SWE, SEE, SEN etc.).
Dictionary of abundance, for use in various situations
Dictionary of Company names that have donated Borehole Accessions to BGS. The data in this dictionary is derived from legacy KW & MH Accession tables (BH_ACCNS & LSR). The table is used in the view ACCN_COMBINED_DIC_COMP_V to constrain company columns in the BGS.BH_ACCN).
A dictionary of BGS Collections (e.g. "Boreholes", "Site Investigations"). Friendly Name: BGS Collections Dictionary.
A dictionary of Accession Documentation Types. Friendly Name: Documentation Types.
A dictionary of projects associated with accessions.They may be internal or external and may not be assignable to a BGS project code.It could be the BGS project or a generic project (e.g. for "Vale of York project") where the project encompasses several BGS projects. It may also be an external project.Friendly Name: Accession Project Dictionary
Dictionary of Types of Accession. E.g. "Loan", "Transfer of Ownership". Friendly Name: Accession Type Dictionary
A dictionary table of metadata collection titles. Provides values for ISO metadata element no. 371 collective title. This object is a copy of the dictionary in the DGSM schema and is now obsolete; the BGS table DIC_MET_COLLECTION should be used instead.
Existing Dictionary table in DGSM - the only change is there is a single field PK. The use of this dictionary is a temporary expedient until a geographic thesaurus is in place.
Dictionary table for processes (or results of processes) leading to modification of the fabric, composition, or other physical or chemical property of a pre-existing rock or sediment.
Dictionary containing the approximate facing directions recorded in the field, to assist subsequent accurate determination of facing direction by stereonet.
Dictionary containing the approximate vergence direction, in the horizontal plane, recorded in the field.
Dictionary of Base of Bed codes: for use in downhole borehole databases.
Dictionary of Colours - this is used for base colours in BGS Full Colour Dictionary.
Dictionary table to describe the type of primary sedimentary bedding where dip and dip azimuth are measured at a single point as part of geological survey. The type recorded will enable selection for display on a map, plotting on a stereonet or symbolisation on a map, as in the BGS digital geological mapping system.
A dictionary of BGS standard full colour descriptors such as [Red, Pinkish, Light], [Blue, Purplish, Dark] etc. Each description is broken down into 3 fields: Base Colour (eg Red), Colour Qualifier (eg Pinkish), and Shade (eg Light). Each colour must have a Munsell full code associated with it and this is termed the `Median` munsell code since it points to a `median` where a BGS colour can cover many Munsell definitions.
Dictionary table listing Names and Codes of all BGS sites (and Swindon). Used by staff movements diary
Dictionary table listing core material types and their short codes.
Dictionary table describing the different natures of interface or transition between mapped geological units (to be used only where the boundary is observed).
This table is a dictionary. It holds translations for the category codes which all the best practice documents fall into.
This dictionary table belongs to the Best Practice suite of tables (originally started by John Howcroft). It is intended to link to BGS.BP_IDENTIFIER.
Dictionary of British Standard 812 simple rock lithology names and their BS812 short codes.
Dictionary of building damage as a result of ground movement directly associated with a Karst Geohazard feature(s).
Hierarchical dictionary of types of business activities within BGS e.g. scientific, administrative. Can be used to classify the usage of database objects and applications.
Dictionary of the levels of certainty pertaining to an observed or interpreted geological feature shown on a geological map. GSD Notes: Dictionary very minimalist at present to meet immediate need. "Inferred" could be expanded later to specify various types or methods of inference
Metadata dictionary of written character sets. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.10 MD_CharacterSetCode
Dictionary of bioturbation for use with samples in the Coastal and Marine Database
Dictionary table containing the controlled vocabulary for geophysical equipment. Maybe this should be a sub/superset of the BODC dictionaries.
Dictionary of the detection of H2S (hydrogen sulphide) odour for use with samples in the Coastal and Marine Database.
Dictionary of jointing for use with samples in the Coastal and Marine Database, based on the Bieniawski Geomechanics Classification.
This dictionary contains the terms for the description of the density of coverage of the data collected. Examples: FULL where there is complete data coverage for the whole polygon area, CORRIDOR where the data has been collected on a regular pattern within the polygon.
This dictionary contains the different types of data associated with a multibeam dataset
Dictionary of mud hardness for use with samples in the Coastal and Marine Database.
Dictionary table containing the controlled vocabulary for the navigation equipment. Maybe this should be a sub/superset of the BODC dictionaries.
Dictionary table containing the controlled vocabulary for organisations associated with a cruise, specifically the client and the contractor. There is a very high cost of maintaining them and deciding which entry should be used - just look at the number of different names "BP" has had. This system is an attempt to meet the needs of CMD by the use of abbreviations.
Dictionary table giving simple categorisation of BGS-held Coastal and Marine Data Sheets by their paper form and content (information). Includes SHEET_ORDER, which is the order of preference for the retrieval (display) of the Data Sheets for a given location.
Dictionary of source of properties (the data domain) for the Coastal and Marine Database e.g. sample data may be PSA (Partical Size Analysis), GEOL (Geological) or GTCH (Geotechnical).
Dictionary of property types and the range of values permissable for their use in the Coastal and Marine Database.
Dictionary table containing codes and translations for the sampling equipment used to collect data and samples.
Dictionary table containing the controlled vocbaulary for the success of a sampling activity.
Dictionary table containing the controlled vocabulary for ships. It will be populated from the existing dictionary PMGG.DICTIONARIES (where TYPE=?SHIP?) but the data will need subsequent cleaning. The BGS standard for dictionaries includes a Translation field and a Description field. The translation being a shortish name (for use in drop-down boxes) and description being a full definition. In this case, Description seems unnecessary.
Dictionary of equipment types for use with site surveys in the Coastal and Marine database.
Dictionary of site survey types for use with site surveys in the Coastal and Marine Database.
Dictionary table containing dictionary code status descriptions, eg. Current.
A dictionary of qualifiers as applied to Base colours eg Reddish. The codes used here must be the same as their equivalents in Base Colour dictionary ie Red and Reddish; Blue and Bluish are same in code form in both tables.
A dictionary describing the relationships between colours as applied to a Borehole section property list where more than one colour property is entered. Egs: Laminations, lenses etc. (Note the close similarities with Sedimentary (micro) structures).
A dictionary of colour strengths (saturation levels) applied to full colour descriptions eg: Brilliant Blue; Moderate Red etc.
Dictionary of the colour systems used for the columns COLOUR1 and COLOUR2 in LOIS_BOREHOLE_LITHOLOGYV2 . The column is referenced by and used to constrain COL_ORIGIN column in LOIS_BOREHOLE_LITHOLOGY_V2
Dictionary of saleable commodities (eg. barytes) produced by mines and quarries.
Dictionary of types of data confidentiality. Old confidentiality dictionary used by BGS tables, been rationalised into an ISO version.
Dictionary that gives codes to identify control samples used to monitor the quality of geochemical data from the G-BASE project.
Dictionary of country names, including all ISO 3166 codes
Dictionary table containing coordinates of County series geological maps for England and Wales (all logical sheets).
Dictionary table containing coordinates of County series geological maps for Scotland (all logical sheets).
Dictionary of horizontal coordinate systems, mostly sourced from EPSG database. Data from the normalised EPSG database is summarised and joined when populating this table. The table should be updated as new versions of the EPSG database are released.
Dictionary of vertical coordinate systems, mostly sourced from EPSG database and FGDC. Data from the normalised EPSG database is summarised and joined when populating this table. The table should be updated as new versions of the EPSG database are released.
Dictionary for the types of storage for derived data. Egs: Oracle table, Access table, ASCII text etc.
A dictionary of valid Date Accuracies used to describe Dataset start/end dates of capture (see DIC_DATE_STATUS)
A dictionary of valid Date Statuses for beginning/ending of Dataset data capture
Dictionary table listing codes used for analytical methods used for chronometric age determination.
A dictionary listing various formats that a dataset to be delivered could have.
This is a dictionary to describe the source DEM for the estimate for the DEM at this borehole location; for example CEH, OS or Nextmap.
A dictionary of rock density, compactness, strength and hardness terms.
Dictionary describing method used to determine dip of an inclined surface
Dictionary table which defines the terms for describing the shape of dolines when viewed from above.
Dictionary table which defines the terms for describing the profile shape of the doline (vertical section).
Dictionary table which defines the terms for describing the type of subsidence that has caused the doline.
Dictionary table which defines the terms for describing the type of doline and how it was formed.
Dictionary of International Reference Materials (Primary Reference Materials) frequently submitted with every batch of samples (soils, sediments and rocks) submitted for chemical analysis. They are an essential part of the quality control procedure and can be used to determine the accuracy and precision of the analyses.
Dictionary table constraining the values entered into the DATE_KNOWN_TYPE field in the new BGS.BOREHOLE table.
Dictionary of substances that cannot be decomposed by chemical reaction into simpler substances.
Dictionary for the end uses (eg brick manufacture) of various mineral commodities (eg clays, shales, fireclays and sand).
Dictionary of Economic Planning Regions (EPRs) for the Britpits database.
A Dictionary of Formats for exported data. Egs: GIF, JPEG, VRML etc. Note Formats are categorised into `types`. (see DIC_EXPORT_TYPE).
A Dictionary of types of export data. Egs: Binary digital Image file; Conventional photograph etc.
Dictionary containing the sense of displacement across fault or shear zones. (Descriptions of different fault types).
Dictionary table of geological feature types. Part of the GSD, SIGMA suite of corporate dictionaries requested. Yet to be approved (MLN, 3-06-08).
Dictionary of the shape of fold in profile view, based on the intelimb angle.
Dictionary of fold types and associated codes; eg minor anticline = MAC.
Dictionary table with codes and descriptions for some types of entry into tables.
Dictionary of formlines used in geological feature mapping. Most represent changes in slope between adjacent slope facets.
Dictionary table of the class of fossiliferous band shown on the map, eg marine band, coral band.
Dictionary of file extensions of generic type, as related to files defined in the table MODEL_LOB_STORE_FILE. Egs: Drawing exchange file, Datafile, ESRI Shapefile etc.
Dictionary of generalized dip of a surface based on estimation or inference.
Dictionary table holding codes, names and radiometric ages of geochronological intervals that can be used in BGS databases. It is this table that acts as the domain constraint on corporate data tables.
Dictionary to constrain age types used in DIC_GEOCHRON. E.g. definite; interpolated; approximate.
Dictionary table which is an "interim" version of DIC_GEOCHRON. This table holds all the entries in DIC_GEOCHRON plus some deprecated entries (old codes that should no longer be used). This is so that data tables that still use deprecated codes will continue to function. This is the table that data tables still using deprecated geochronological codes should reference. Table structure the same as DIC_GEOCHRON.
Dictionary to constrain ranks of geochronological intervals used in DIC_GEOCHRON. E.g. Eon; Era; Period; Epoch; Age.
Dictionary to constrain geochronological schemes used in GEOCHRON_JOIN. E.g. BGS approved geochronology; British onshore Quaternary chronostratigraphy; British offshore Quaternary chronostratigraphy.
Dictionary table containing codes for geophysical log types, eg DIL = dual induction log.
Dictionary of geophysical methods - used to constrain GEOP_ACTIVITY table.
Dictionary of types of geophysical survey records - used to constrain GEOP_RECORD table.
Dictionary of geophysical survey visibilities (eg commercial-in-confidence, public) used to constrain GEOP_SURVEY table.
Dictionary of geophysical techniques - used to constrain GEOP_ACTIVITY table.
A Dictionary of GLOS (Geoscience Large Object Store) file types in the broadest sense. Eg: Log File, Software Configuration, Spreadsheet.
Dictionary of Udden-Wentworth grain-size classification scheme (Wentworth, 1922).
Dictionary of various grades of grain sorting using the BGS RCS sorting scheme.
Geotechnical Database Dictionary Table - CV type
Geotechnical Database Dictionary Table - Insitu Standard Penetration Test type
Geotechnical Database Dictionary Table - Point load type
Geotechnical Database Dictionary Table - Lab permeability test sample condition
Dictionary of codes used to denote the reaction of a particular lithological unit when Hydrochloric acid is applied. Used for the coding of LOIS boreholes.
Dictionary of codes for the reaction of a particular lithological unit when Hydrochloric acid is applied. Used for the coding of LOIS boreholes.
Dictionary describing type of primary planar igneous structure.
Dictionary table for borehole databases - borehole inclination
Dictionary of internal bed structures. It is used in constructing the view DIC_PROPERTY_TYPE_V1, which in turn is used by the GeoEntry borehole geology data entry application.
This dictionary is the central table of the BGS geoscience thesaurus. It contains approximately 6000 descriptor terms for concepts in the geoscience and related subjects. Some entries have scope notes to further explain the term. The original source of the data was the Australian Mineral Foundation's thesaurus of geoscience; some terms have been added or updated to suit BGS needs and the content will continue to be updated as required. Related tables hold the synonyms to descriptor terms, hierarchical relationships, conceptual (?see also?) relationships and lapsed (deprecated) term replacements.
Dictionary describing point observations associated with landform eg summit of drumlin.It is always linked spatially to a landform, not recorded separately.
Dictionary of various types of landform, eg kettlehole, roche moutonee.
Dictionary for the method of calculating lat/long values from British National Grid coordinates
Dictionary of geology extents that require representation as a linear object on maps, at the scale of representation .
Dictionary of geology extents that require representation as a linear object on maps, at the scale of representation .
Dictionary of terms classifying the feature forming a primary (i.e. 'non-tectonic') lineation. Expanded from DIC_SOLE_STRUCTURE and DIC_BED_SURFACE_STRUCT.
Dictionary of attributes indicating the direction of movement, elongation or crystal growth indicated by secondary lineations.
Dictionary of terms classifying the feature forming a primary (i.e. non-tectonic) lineation. Expanded from DIC_SOLE_STRUCTURE and DIC.BED_SURFACE_STRUCT E.g. "Flute", "Groove", "Primary Current Lineation".
Dictionary table containing codes and descriptions of the rank of lithostratigraphical units.
Dictionary table containing varieties of stratotype that may be used in defining a named rock unit.
Dictionary table denoting the possible cause of a landslide - for example it could have been an adverse slope angle or structural features (natural) or excavation of material from the bottom of the slope (artificial).
Dictionary table denoting whether a landslide was caused by natural processes (eg high rainfall) or by man-made activity (eg excavation).
Dictionary table giving codes for the extent of damage caused by a landslide
Dictionary table with codes recording who reported the landslide e.g. media, company, university, government agency, individual.
Dictionary table with codes denoting the direction of bedding planes or joints in relation to the slope.
Dictionary table with codes denoting dominant constituents of material making up the landslide - for example: debris (mainly gravel or pebbles), earth (dominantly clay) etc..
Dictionary table for hydrology of slope and landslide - codes for water content of landslide material.
Dictionary table which refers to the type of image used to record the landslide, e.g. air photo, satellite image, field drawing.
Dictionary of land use types of the areas on and around the slope where landslides have occurred.
Dictionary with descriptions of how the national grid reference of the landslide was measured - e.g. by GPS or from a map.
Dictionary table with codes denoting the position on the slope surrounding the landslide where most damage occurred e.g. at the side or at the foot of the landslide.
Dictionary of distances between discontinuities - anything between 0.2m and 2.0m .
Dictionary table with descriptions of the stability of the landslide, recorded at the time of visit by BGS geologist.
Dictionary for the condition of a landslide's features, e.g. fresh, advanced or eroded.
Dictionary table describing different types of man-made areas, eg. worked ground, infilled ground.
Dictionary table with codes for mapping status (stage in preparation), eg. pending. Used for DIGMAPGB Index.
Dictionary table with codes for OS and BGS map series, eg. OS National grid 1km square = 'NG1k'.
Dictionary table containing a list of possible Geological Themes for a BGS Map (eg Bedrock or Superficial Geology).
"Dictionary of business rule categories for BGS databases. This dictionary is used in the Technical Metadata system to indicate the a rule category (s) of the businnes rules defined against database objects (designs) predominantly within the oracle system.
Dictionary table of terms available to applications as Glossary Entries. This is designed for use within the Technical Metadata application but could be adopted for use in other applications.
A dictionary of metre exactness. It can be used for recording precision and/or accuracy.
Discovery Metadata dictionary of types of limitations placed upon the access or use of a resource. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.24 MD_RestrictionCode.
Metadata dictionary to describe the importance of a resource to the business in terms of business recovery.
Metadata dictionary of metadata collection titles. Provides values for ISO metadata element no. 371 collectiveTitle.
Metadata dictionary of codes to describe confidentiality of a resource. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.11 MD_ClassificationCode.
Discovery Metadata dictionary of functions performed by a responsible party. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.5 CI_RoleCode.
Metadata dictionary to describe the confidence or uncertainty in data, interpretations, modelling assumptions etc.
Metadata dictionary of types of association between resources. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.7 DS_AssociationTypeCode.
Discovery Metadata dictionary of types of reference date events. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.2 CI_DateTypeCode.
Metadata dictionary of digital data formats. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.26 MD_SpatialRepresentationTypeCode.
Dictionary table of INSPIRE spatial data themes from the GEMET Thesaurus. Not an exhaustive list, only the concepts that might be needed within BGS. Taken from http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/inspire_themes?langcode=en. Citation title for this keyword collection=INSPIRE Spatial Data Themes
Discovery Metadata dictionary of frequency of update of resources. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.18 MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode.
Metadata dictionary of types of function provided by an online resource. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.3 CI_OnLineFunctionCode.
Metadata dictionary of types of process steps used in geological modelling and data processing. Provides controlled values for ISO element number 87 LI_ProcessStep.description.
Metadata dictionary of formats in which a resource can be represented. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.4 CI_PresentationFormCode.
Metadata dictionary of status of a resource or progress of a review. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.23 MD_ProgressCode.
Metadata dictionary of types of quality assessments that can be applied to a data or model resource. Provides controlled values for ISO element number 100 DQ_Element.nameOfMeasure and the sub classes of ISO element DQ_Element.
Metadata dictionary of spatial representation types. An implementation and extension of ISO codelist B.5.26 MD_SpatialRepresentationTypeCode.
Metadata dictionary of high level thematic classification that can be applied to a resource. Contains values from ISO codelist B.5.27 MD_TopicCategoryCode.
Dictionary table used to constrain the values entered into the DATA_MANAGEMENT field in the new BGS.BOREHOLE table.
Dictionary of minerals and allocated codes; eg biotite - BITE.
Dictionary of different mine entrance types for Mine Entrances database (BGS.MINE_ENTRANCE).
A dictionary of mineral working sites where minerals are stored, loaded, produced, unloaded or transported.
Dictionary of the types of major areal structural elements. E.g. Sedimentary basin, sub-basin, block, igneous centre.
Dictionary of the types of major linear structural elements, eg. fault, anticline.
A Dictionary of Model types. Egs: Geological Surface(s), Block(s) Model, Fluid Flow etc.
Dictionary table assigning unique codes to different styles (as opposed to types) of landslide movement.
Dictionary table assigning unique codes to different types (as opposed to styles) of landslide movement.
Dictionary of Mineral Planning Authorities (MPAs) for the Britpits database. This table replaces BGS.GPA and is based on the British Standard BS 6879:1999.
Dictionary table containing codes for use of mineral sites past and present, e.g. active, landfill.
Dictionary of building stone assessment types used to indicate the type of assessment carried out on samples in the Britrocks database.
A dictionary of Munsell Base Colours and their associated ordinal position on the Munsell Colour `sphere`/`disc`.
A X-reference dictionary table mapping Munsell Base Colours (eg YR for YellowRed) to BGS Base Colours (Yellow, Red in the example quoted).
A dictionary of Munsell Colours as they appear in the universal Munsell Colour chart. Each colour is defined by a 4 primary fields:Base Colour, Hue, (these 2 combined give you a position on the Munsell Colour).
Dictionary of colour classification using the Munsell coding system created by Albert H Munsell in 1905, adopted by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) as the official colour system for soil research and by the GSA (Geological Society of America) as the official colour system for rock colour.
Dictionary of properties determinded during coal analysis, does not and should not contain geochemical properties that already exist in the geochemistry database table MTA_DOM_ANALYTE.
Dictionary of the broad classification of material used in a built site. Used by Building stones database.
Dictionary of the types of building work undertaken on a built site within a given range of dates of the related building event. Used by the Building stones database.
Dictionary of historical eras defined for the purpose of defining the building periods of built sites. Used by the Building stones database
Dictionary of a list of the external classification schemes and the URL path which can be used when combined with the external reference code in the bs_reference_code table. Used by the Building stones database. Used by the Building stones database.
Dictionary of detailed classifications of the type of built site.e.g. church, wall etc
Dictionary of the estimates of the significance of the use of a stone in the area concerned. Used by Building stones database
Dictionary table listing One-inch sheets and their spatial coordinates (eg, SWE, SWN etc).
A Dictionary of Operating Systems under which modelling products can run, eg. Microsoft Windows 2000.
Dictionary of codes for the organic content of a particular lithological unit. Used for the coding of LOIS boreholes.
Dictionary of codes detailing the operating system that the storage medium of digital map was written. Relates to the DIGMAPGB Index.
Dictionary of terms describing the direction of palaeocurrent flow relative to a linear sedimentary structure measurement. The terms are described as relative to the plunge of the lineation measurement e.g. "down plunge". Parameter is needed to assist correction of palaeocurrent measurement for tectonic dip.
Dictionary of the types of palaeogeological terranes. E.g. Microplate, microcontinent, continent.
Dictionary table which defines comments on fossil occurrences that can be used in the Borehole Geology properties table BH_GEOLOGY_PROPERTY. It is used (along with other dictionaries) in the Oracle view DIC_PROPERTY_TYPE_V1 which assembles the list of property types and values offered to the user by the GeoEntry borehole log coding application.
Dictionary of comments on identifications, used by Palaeosaurus. E.g. NOTE = note in sample tray; ILLEG = written ident illegible.
Dictionary of palaeontological item types which can be logged as a sample (or part of a sample), used by Palaeosaurus. E.g. HS = hand specimen, this is probably the most common item type in palaeosaurus.
Dictionary of the methods used to describe a location, used by Palaeosaurus. E.g. BG1 = British National Grid, estimated in the field; LL = Latitude/Longitude.
Dictionary of qualifiers on stratigraphical assignments, used by Palaeosaurus. E.g. U = upper; M = middle; L = lower.
A dictionary of fossil groups. NB 1: This has different design to the first Palaeosaurus version. NB 2: This will need to be replaced eventually with a hierarchical lexicon of fossil taxonomy (of which this table could form the heart).
Dictionary of types of 'Type Status' a specimen could be assigned, used by Palaeosaurus. E.g. H = Designated as holotype; UT = Undifferentiated type.
Dictionary of the class of planar structure, eg, bedding, crenulation cleavage.
Dictionary of the types of plate boundaries. E.g. Spreading centre, subduction zone, transform margin.
A dictionary of plan types, e.g. mine plan, cross section, abandonment plan etc.
Dictionary that contains terms to denote the basis on which a geological name has been assigned to a geological sample for use in the BritRocks database.
Dictionary that contains terms to denote the basis on which a geological name has been assigned to a geological sample for use in the BritRocks database.
Dictionary table containing valid priorities for the software error reporting system (from very high to very low).
Dictionary table containing file extensions for files in the table MODEL_LOB_STORE_FILE, which are product specific. Eg: EarthVision has extns: 2GRPT=2D Grid data points; 2GRD=2D Grid data defined as Origin + Offsets.
Dictionary of profile descriptions (eg. staff based at Cardiff) and associated codes, as used by the staff movements diary.
Dictionary which provides constraints on the property table, eg. grain shape, grain size, chronostratigraphy.
Dictionary table containing a listing of quarry products. (e.g Agricultural Fertilisers, building stone, concrete blocks, dry stone walling etc.)
Dictionary; used as a foreign key constraint to control values input to the field QUARTER - meaning, the National Grid Quarter Sheet quadrant. This input was previously validated via trigger checks - these being removed as bad practice.
Dictionary table listing rocks and rock products in parts 1 and 2 of the BGS Rock Classification Scheme, eg. dolerite, brick.
Dictionary table which holds codes for the amount of single lithologies that make up a composite lithology. Part of version 3 of the BGS Rock Classification Scheme.
Dictionary table used to validate field RCS_STATUS in the table DIC_ROCK_NAMEV3. This validation was previously controlled by a check constraint - this is now removed.
Dictionary table containing descriptions of reference types and their codes.
Dictionary table based on the entire version 3 of the BGS Rock Classification Scheme and is populated directly from the 3 supplying tables (BGS.ROCK_NAME_V3, BGS.ROCK_COMPOSITE and BGS.DIC_ROCK_DUMMY). It contains both the base rock names and addditional codes required for specific application, eg. composite names for use on digital geological maps. It is formally approved as the official source of ALL database codes to be used in BGS corporate databases and MUST be followed.
Dictionary for the source tables of entries in version 3 of the BGS Rock Classification Scheme
Dictionary of Child/Parent relationships in the Rock Classification Scheme.
Dictionary table containing the hierarchy of the RCS. Part of version 3 of the BGS Rock Classification Scheme.
Dictionary table that holds the code (e.g. IBSDSS) and description (e.g. interbedded sandstones and siltstones with mudstone lenses in the sandstone) of the composite. Part of version 3 of the BGS Rock Classification Scheme.
A Dictionary of Hierarchical codes for use within the Rock Classification Scheme
Dictionary table which is part of version 3 of the BGS Rock Classification Scheme. This table contains codes for the types of hierarchy within the RCS.
Dictionary table which is part of version 3 of the BGS Rock Classification Scheme. The main part of the RCS - it contains only single lithologies.
Dictionary describing the quality of the scan. This will be constrained to 'Good', 'Bad' or 'Not Entered' with a default of 'Not Entered'.
Dictionary describing the quality of the original paper copy to be scanned. This will be constrained to 'Good', 'Bad' or 'Not Entered' with a default of 'Not Entered'.
Domain containing all Codified values for the Geometry of the Spatial Object. A Spatial Object may be a Line, Point or Polygon and may have 2 or 3 dimensions.
Dictionary of discontinuities within rocks caused by secondary geological processes, eg faults.
Dictionary of Linear structures formed within rocks or on discontinuity surfaces by secondary geological process.
Dictionary table describing the way in which Section data has been recorded, ie. Polygons, Polylines, or a mixture of both.
Dictionary table describing types of Section in terms of their Origin, eg. geological map, seismic survey, modelling.
Dictionary of codified value for the Type of Component in a Section e.g. :- Sketch, Drawing, Photograph, Diagram, Report, Fair Drawn Diagram, Field Sketch.
Dictionary that identifies the source used to obtain the seismic data; eg. airgun or dynamite.
Dictionary of codes with which to indicate reasons for missing descriptions for stratigraphy, for example 'Not Applicable'.
Dictionary containing indicators for onshore, offshore and transition zone seismic surveys.
A dictionary of shades (from dark to light) as applied to full colur descriptions eg Dark Blue etc.
Dictionary table containing the sheet numbers and names of BGS 1:50K (formerly 1-inch) geological sheets. This is an important dictionary and validation tool, referenced by various databases, including the Lexicon.
Dictionary describing the side of a line or surface, denoted by a compass octant, eg N, SW.
Dictionary with codes for different types of fluid flow into a sinkhole, eg. intermittent, flood.
Dictionary with codes for different types of sinkhole, eg. compound sink, single sink.
Dictionary with codes for the size of a sink, ranging from 'trickle' to 'large river'.
Dictionary which identifies the collection seismic data belongs to, for example C for Coal Authority or B for BGS.
Dictionary which identifies whether digital data are available and if seismic data were received in digital format or if it was scanned or vectorised.
Dictionary used where a seismic line is divided into more than one part and each part is labelled separately (e.g. BP-79A, B, C or I,II, III etc)
Dictionary cotaining codes which identify the operator seismic data belongs to, for example SHL for Shell.
Dictionary identifying processing, such as filtered or migrated stacks.
Dictionary which identifies the area where seismic data is stored.
Dictionary assigning unique codes to different types/styles of slopes, eg. concave versus convex.
Dictionary table listing and expanding the codes for different types of sole structure, eg. flute casts, flame structures.
Dictionary of spring character (eg. diffuse) used to generate entries in the database GH_SPRING_VERSION2
Dictionary of spring flow types (eg. constant, fluctuating) used to generate entries in the database GH_SPRING_VERSION2.
Dictionary of map annotation used to generate entires in the database GH_SPRING_VERSION2, eg. rises, issues.
Dictionary of spring situation types used to generate entries in the database GH_SPRING_VERSION2; eg. open surface, submerged.
Dictionary of the source document/map/sensing types used to generate the entries in the databases GH_SPRING_VERSION2, also to be used for VERSION2 editions of BGS.SINKHOLE should it be called DIC-SPRING_SINK_SIZE
Dictionary of spring water uses (eg. agricultural), used to generate entries in the database GH_SPRING_VERSION2.
Dictionary of spring water type (eg. saline, fresh), used to generate entries in the database GH_SPRING_VERSION2.
A dictionary containing various sources from which data is collected/acquired for use in the Stratigraphic Surfaces Database (SSD).
A dictionary of types of geological surfaces that can be recorded for use in the Stratigraphic Surfaces Database (SSD). E.g. Silicized Zone, Faulted, Terminal Depth, Dyke.
A dictionary containing the purpose of wells for use in the Stratigraphic Surfaces Database (SSD). E.g. Hydrocarbon exploration, Mineral exploration.
Dictionary of equivalent chronostratigraphic stages, eg Volgian.
Dictionary of equivalent chronostratigraphic stages, eg. Tithonian.
Dictionary describing trend of structures, eg. sideways.
Dictionary describing the cause of subsidence, eg. mining subsidence, landslip.
Dictionary table containing a hierarchical classification of Geological Surfaces, used in the DGSM Model database to describe surfaces which have been modelled, eg. Conformable Stratigraphic Boundary, Fault, Igneous Contact Boundary.
Dictionary of the surfaces or discontinuities on which a geological feature is mapped eg. ground surface, rockhead.
Dictionary containing codes used to qualitatively describe the abundance of suspended solids in a sample of water.
Dictionary of broad taxonomic groupings into which fossils might be grouped. Each entry more or less equates to what might be used as a chapter heading in a palaeontology text book. Analogous to DIC_LXN_UNIT_CLASS in the Lexicon of Named Rock Units. Note that 'class' here is used to mean a broad classification, and is not meant to imply that all the groupings used are defined at the 'class level' of the taxonomic hierarchy. Examples: Aves, Bivalvia, Brachiopoda.
Dictionary of fossil taxonomic ranks. Analogous to DIC_LXN_UNIT_RANK in the Lexicon of Named Rock Units.
Dictionary describing periods of tectonic activity, eg: Cimmerian, Variscan, Laxfordian.
Dictionary of types of secondary (tectonic or metamorphic) foliation, layering or cleavage.
Dictionary which lists different tray sizes (small, large etc.) in the NDGC tray store.
Dictionary which lists tray types (cardboard or wooden box etc.) in the NDGC tray store.
Dictionary which indicates if the table is a UK minerals summary table or one of the wms tables. the table_type column is used for ordering the tables in the drop down list on the data entry opening form.
Dictionary of the type of the commodity . can be either production/consumption only, trade only, or trade+production/consumption
Dictionary of unit measures in which a statistic is held in the World Mineral Statistic database. This should only be used for the World minerals statictic database.
Dictionary of import,export,production,consumption etc. the table_type is included since retrievals for a given table require us to
limit the rows returned from the mineral statistics table to just statistic_type_id those relevant for that table
Dictionary of measurement units used for a specific property; e.g. metres, centimetres, inches, chains, fathoms, kilograms, tons, pints, quarts, gallons, litres, square metres, cubic metres.
Dictionary of valid Frequencies of Update of Datasets, eg. hourly, daily, weekly.
Dictionary table renamed from DIC_VEGETATION to ratify with DMG(mln,07/04/08). Dictionary of matter produced by plants or growing in the manner of a plant.
Dictionary of vegetation; plant life of a region; ground cover life forms,structure or any other specific botanical or geographic characteristics, eg. scrubs, trees, pasture. To be ratified by DMG(mln, 07/04/2008).
Dictionary of vein morphologies in the surface of measurement, eg planar, en echelon, conjugate.
Dictionary of named veins shown on a geological map.
Dictionary of qualitative vertical extents, used to describe the vertical extent of geological information in a map, section, dataset, model etc.
Dictionary of Determinands - e.g. LOI450, plastic limit, Cu. Langmuir and Freundlich KDs (for each element) should be included here as separate determinands. Note that if a determinand has to be quoted in a number of units then each determinand/units combination will have a separate entry in this dictionary
Dictionary describing inferred direction of superposition of stratiform deposits, eg. overturned.
Dictionary of categories within the 3DMS (ex. DGSM) WorkFlow, used to logically group items within the workflow. Used as datasource for intranet based 3DMS WorkFlow application (http://bgsintranet/projects/dgsm/building.html).
Dictionary of project (e.g. DGSM, SIGMA etc.) workflow Actions (title, description, type and status). Action to be taken as part of completion of a `Workflow Stage`, may contain one or more `WorkFlow Action Resource Group` (DIC_WF_SUBSECTION).
Dictionary table of project (e.g. DGSM, SIGMA etc.) workflow Action Resource Groups (title and status) Logical grouping of resources to aid in completion of a `Workflow Action` (DIC_WF_SECTION).
Dictionary containing the text for workflow sections (e.g. DGSM, SIGMA) URL links.
Dictionary containing information about mineral workings encountered by a borehole.
Dictionary containing information about water strikes in a borehole. Eg. artesian flow, perched water table.
This dictionary table contains the valid XML attribute texts (for NGDF profile), coded by Metadata Guidelines ID and an entry no.
Dictionary table.This Xref table cross references Dic XML Attribute Texts to the appropriate BGS Discovery Metadata Dictionary codes. It maps BGS codes to the equivalent XML Attribute texts.Note that an XML attribute text/value can have many equivalent BGS codes.Lack of an entry, resulting in no mapping across from BGS Dictionary to XML attribute text will result in data being IGNORED when the extraction program is run. This table is critical in the picking up of XML atrribute text values from Discovery Metadata dictionary values/codes.
Dictionary table constraining the values entered into the XYSOURCE (source of spatial coordinates) field in the new BGS.BOREHOLE table.
Dictionary of XY coordinate sources, eg. OS maps, GPS.
Dictionary of XY coordinate systems. These should be the values in the EPSG system. This dictionary is likely to be replaced by a fuller corporate system based on the EPSG system with additions.
Dictionary describing features used as evidence in defining young surfaces in individual sedimentary structures, eg. ripple marks, burrows, load structures.
Dictionary of Z coordinate systems. These should be the values in the EPSG system. This dictionary is likely to be replaced by a fuller corporate system based on the EPSG system with additions
This table holds details of BGS's lexicon child codes and is part of a system that is used to export parts of the BGS Lexicon for external publication on the Internet.
This table is part of a system that's used to export parts of the Lexicon to the SQL server for external publication on the Internet.
Dictionary table for (reference points) REFPT codes.
Dictionary table which expands the CODE field in WORLD_GAZETTEER. Data are derived from the Digital Chart of the World (DCW).