Australian Speleological Federation KID: ASF Field Definitions

Map Series Definitions for ASF KID

This document was created from the ASF KID on Mon May 27, 2019

This is the current list of the Map Series 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 Map Series FIDs: 8


278 : Map series code
Entity: PS
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The official number or code for a Map Series.


279 : Map series name
Entity: PS
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The official name of a Map Series.


280 : Map series length units
Entity: PS
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The length units used on a map series, expressed as a coded value.


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

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


372 : Map series abbreviation
Entity: PS
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The abbreviation for a map series name.


373 : Map series scale
Entity: PS
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The scale used for a map series, expressed as the numeric part of a "1:n" expression. Example: For a 1:50 000 series, enter "50000".


374 : Map series publisher ID
Entity: PS
Data type: Max length: 0 Coding: ? Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The publisher of a map series, expressed as an internal Record ID.


559 : Map series map type
Entity: PS
Data type: Alphanumeric Max length: 2 Coding: I  (codes) Single/Multi-valued: S

Definition: The type of map that this map series is, e.g. topographical, geological, cadastral, etc. expressed as a coded value.


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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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