Australian Speleological Federation KID: ASF Field Definitions

Plan or Map Definitions for ASF KID

This document was created from the ASF KID on Sat Jan 19, 2019

This is the current list of the Plan or Map data fields in the ASF's KID. They are identical with the draft data fields of the Informatics Commission (UISIC) of the International Union of Speleology. The definitions below are arranged in UISIC Field ID (FID) order. The FID and field name are shown first, followed by the other details. If the field has coded values a link to the available codes for that field will be provided.

The full list of all definitions is here: Field Definitions.    The full list of all field value codes is here: Field Value Codes.
Also see the Notes at the end for the meanings of the various abbreviations used here.

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Total number of Plan or Map FIDs: 67


195 : Map ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The unique database key for a map record. Same principles as Cave ID.


196 : Map scope - country code
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 2 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The country where the subject of the map is located, expressed as its standard 2-letter country code.


197 : Map scope - state code
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 2 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The state in which the subject of the map is located, expressed as the standard code for the state.


198 : Map scope - area code
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 5 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: If required, the code for the main area or region covered by the map. Comments: (1) In the case of a cave map, this would be the cave area code. (2) If the map covers more than one region, further regions can be added via Field 409.


199 : Map cave serial number
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 4 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The cave serial number part of a cave map number. Right-justified to cause this alpha-numeric value to sort into numeric order.


200 : Map source - org code
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 3 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The standard 3-letter code for the organisation which produced the map.


201 : Map sequence number
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 5 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The map sequence number used by the organisation which issued the map number. Comment: This may or may not be the same as the organisation which produced the map, e.g. a caving club numbering a government cave map. The map producer can be recorded in 200[Map source - org code].


202 : Map or sheet name
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 30 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The name of the map, or, if a map series, then the name of the sheet. If there is no name, then a brief description. Comment: In the case of a cave map which shows only the silhouetted relationship between caves, then an entry such as 'Relates 21, 22 and 27' would be appropriate.


203 : Map & survey grade org
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 8 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The code for the organisation whose survey grading system has been used to grade the survey and map.


204 : Map & survey grade value
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 8 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The quality level for the survey and map chosen from a particular grading scheme.


205 : Map scale
Entity: PL
Data type: Numeric Max length: 0.0 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The scale of the map using the system "1:scale", but omitting the "1:" from the entered data, e.g. for 1:200 enter only the 200. If the map is not to scale, enter 0 (zero). If unknown, leave empty.


206 : Map views shown
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 3 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Codes to indicate what types of views the map presents from among plan (P), long sections (L), and cross-sections (X). Examples: PLX = shows plan, long section, and cross-sections. PX = shows plan and cross-sections only.


207 : Map survey finish year
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 4 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The year (in full) in which the survey was completed for this map edition.


208 : Map principal surveyor ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The internal ID of the person principally responsible for the surveying for the map.


209 : Map source if no ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 70 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The name of the map source if it has a "source code" of GEN, the code for covering miscellaneous sources who do not have a specific code.


210 : Map controller if no ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 70 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Who currently controls the original of the map, if the original source no longer does so, and if the controller does not have a record ID on this database site.


211 : Map host area map ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The internal Record ID of the area map on which this cave map exists, if the cave map exists only on the area map and the area map cannot be identified from the cave map number. Comment: A cave area map is here defined as a map showing the inter- relationship of two or more caves, as well as the normal definition of depicting a cave area.


212 : Map restricted Y/N
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Whether or not there is some restriction on access to the map.


213 : Map microfilmed Y/N
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Whether or not the map has been microfilmed.


214 : Map sheet size
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 25 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The size of the map sheet, expressed either as a standard size, or by stating its overall dimensions. Where the map consists of several sheets, state the size of an individual sheet. Examples: A4 1000mmH x 700mmV 2 x 3 ft.


217 : Map biblio updater year
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 4 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The year (in full) in which the map bibliographic information was most recently updated.


219 : Map publication - no ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 70 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The publication details, in the case where the map has been published but no Article ID is yet available.


271 : Map number
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 25 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The official number allocated to a map, or to a map sheet in a series.


272 : Map subsheet name
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The sheet name in the case where a single map is spread over several sheets. If the subsheet has no name, then enter a short distinguishing description. Comment: Do not use this field for the sheet name in a map series: instead, use Field 202 and the Map Series table.


273 : Map latest update year
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 4 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The year (in full) in which the map was last updated.


274 : Map scope - N latitude
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The latitude of the northern main boundary of the map sheet. Format: +/- degrees.decimal degrees, e.g. -38.5 Comment: Any small extensions are handled separately.


275 : Map scope - S latitude
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The latitude of the southern main boundary of the map sheet. Format: +/- degrees.decimal degrees, e.g. -39.5 Comment: Any small extensions are handled separately.


276 : Map scope - E longitude
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The longitude of the eastern main boundary of the map sheet. Format: +/- degrees.decimal degrees, e.g. 144.75 Comment: Any small extensions are handled separately.


277 : Map scope - W longitude
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The longitude of the western main boundary of the map sheet. Format: +/- degrees.decimal degrees, e.g. 144.25 Comment: Any small extensions are handled separately.


366 : Map series ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The record ID of the map series to which this map belongs, if any.


367 : Map type
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The type of map from the point of view of its principal use, expressed as a coded value. Example: a code to indicate 'topographic', 'cadastral', 'cave map', etc.


368 : Map scope - other country
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: M

Definition: A further country covered by the map, expressed as the standard 2-letter country code.


369 : Map scope - other state
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: M

Definition: A further State covered by the map, expressed as the standard State code.


370 : Map source - country code
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 2 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The country in which the producer of the map is located, as opposed to the country of the item depicted on the map.


396 : Map source - type
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 2 Coding: I  (codes) Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The type of source which produced the map, expressed as a standard code. The source could be either an organisation or a person. Comment: Uses a lookup table which combines org & person types.


397 : Map scope - other N lat
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: M

Definition: The latitude of the northern boundary of any coverage appendage to the main mapsheet.


398 : Map scope - other S lat
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: M

Definition: The latitude of the southern boundary of any coverage appendage to the main mapsheet.


399 : Map scope - other E long
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: M

Definition: The longitude of the eastern boundary of any coverage appendage of the main mapsheet. Format: +/- degrees.decimal degrees.


400 : Map scope - other W long
Entity: PL
Data type: Numeric Max length: 0.0 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: M

Definition: The longitude of the western boundary of any coverage appendage of the main mapsheet. Format: +/- degrees.decimal degrees.


401 : Map issue year
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 4 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The year (in full) in which the map was originally issued.


402 : Map principal drafter ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The person principally responsible for drafting the map, expressed as an internal linking Record ID.


403 : Map digital master Y/N
Entity: PL
Data type: Logical Max length: 1 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Whether or not the map master copy is in digital form.


404 : Map sheet quantity
Entity: PL
Data type: Integer (short) Max length: 0 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The quantity of map sheets for the case where a map with a single number consists of several sheets. Comment: This field is not for specifying the number of maps in a series.


406 : Map controller org ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The record ID of the organisation which currently controls the original of the map, if the original source no longer does so.


407 : Map controller person ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The record ID of the person who currently controls the original of the map, if the original source no longer does so.


408 : Map controller comment
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 70 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: A comment about the current map controller. Comment: Normally only relevant where the original source is no longer the controller of the map original.


409 : Map scope - other area
Entity: PL
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: M

Definition: The code for further areas or regions covered by a map sheet. Comment: The main area is given via Field 198.


517 : Map numberer org code
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 3 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The standard 3-letter organisation code for the organisation which issued the number for this cave/karst-related map. Comment: This may differ from the source org code in the case, for example, of a caving org which numbers a cave map produced by a government agency.


551 : Map geodetic datum
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 20 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The geodetic datum on which the map is based (if any) expressed in an abbreviated form such as used in a Garmin GPS unit.


552 : Map height datum
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 20 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The height datum on which the map is based (if any), expressed in an abbreviated form.


553 : Map grid
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 20 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The plane co-ordinate grid system used on the map (if any), expressed in an abbreviated form.


554 : Map geog coords shown Y/N
Entity: PL
Data type: Logical Max length: 1 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Whether or not the map shows geographic latitiude and longitude co-ordinates.


555 : Map vector version avail?
Entity: PL
Data type: Logical Max length: 1 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Whether or not a digital vector version of the map is available.


556 : Map raster version avail?
Entity: PL
Data type: Logical Max length: 1 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Whether or not a digital raster version of the map is available.


557 : Map edition
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 4 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The edition number, if any, of this map.


558 : Map special sheet name
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 50 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The special sheet name, if any, on which this map sheet has been published instead of on its standard mapsheet name.


579 : Map comment memo
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 0 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: A comment about the map using a free-text memo-type field.


580 : Map biblio updater ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The internal Record ID of the person who most recently supplied updates for this map bibliographic information.


581 : Map biblio updater org ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The internal Record ID of the organisation which most recently supplied updates for this map bibliographic information. Comment: Normally this would be the organisation to which the updating person belonged.


586 : Map surveyor ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The internal record ID for one of the surveyors contributing to the map.


587 : Map drafter ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The name of one of the drafters of the map.


598 : Map citation Article ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 11 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The internal record ID for a published reference for the map.


599 : Map citation page number
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 15 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The page number(s) on which a map appears in a cited reference, and excluding any before or after punctuation or text. Examples: 5 6-7 9-10,12


600 : Map citation comment
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 70 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: Any comment related to this map publication reference.


601 : Map scope - Cave ID
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 10 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The internal record ID of a cave related to this map.


607 : Map survey start year
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 4 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The year (in full) in which the survey for this map started.


10101 : Published map sheet name
Entity: PL
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 30 Coding: U Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition:


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Notes

Entities:
   AR = Article in a publication
   AT = Field or attribute
   AV = Field value
   CA = Cave or karst feature
   EN = Entity
   JN = Journal
   OR = Organisation
   PA = Land parcel
   PE = Person
   PH = Photograph
   PL = Plan or map
   PM = Marker (Permanent mark)
   PS = Map series
   RE = Region or area
   RP = Report
   SM = Specimen
   SP = Species
   ST = Site
   SU = Subject
   SV = Survey
   SY = System field
   XK = A key-in batch
   XL = An upload batch
   XU = An update batch

Data type:

   A = Alphanumeric
   N = Numeric; A "real" number allowing decimal places and many significant digits, typically around 15.
   D = Date
   L = Logical; True or False.
   I = Integer (short); A whole number in the range -32,767 to +32,768.
   M = Memo; A variable-length free-text field.
   B = BLOB; A Binary Large Object, e.g. a photo image.
Maximum length:
When a Numeric data type is expressed as text characters, its maximum length must allow for the maximum value and the finest precision, and if necessary, a leading sign. This maximum must also be considered on an international basis. For example, a field value which has maximum text characters of "-9999.999" consists of sign(1) + whole number digits(4) + decimal separator(1) + decimal digits(3), giving a total text length of 9, with a "scale" of 3. This would be expressed as a "Max. length" of 9.3

Codes for field coding:

   I = International coding   U = Uncoded   L = Locally coded
Codes for single or multi-valued:
   S = Single-valued   M = Multi-valued



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