The first meeting of the AGS Data Management Sub-Committee for Implementation of DIGGS UK was held on 10th December 2008 at Geotechnics Limited, Coventry, UK.
At the meeting we agreed the goals of the group and timescales for reporting back to the main AGS committee and the DIGGS board. This post contains an extract from the minutes of the meeting for general interest.
Over the last 12 months I have been testing the schemas by creating example files. I can now create them quite quickly using a program called Oxygen, but I know how daunting it can appear when you get started, especially if you start by looking at the schema files!
Key Fields play a vital part in the structure of AGS 3.x data. This article shows some of the problems commonly encountered when transferring data in the AGS SAMP and test tables and gives guidence on how to minimise and eliminate these problems.
Keep checking back for the next in this series on sample referencing as we explain how DIGGSML solves these problems soon.
Before Chris and I start to dive in and explain how DIGGS fits together I thought it would be useful to clarify the terms that we are going to use when describing the structure of DIGGS.
Over the last 9 years both Chris and I have been involved in assisting companies in the management of geotechnical data – mostly through the AGS data format but, more recently with XML based data such as GADML and DIGGSML. Here's a short introduction to what we're aiming for on this site and how you can get involved.