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HORIZONTAL DATUM REFERENCE - Humanities

Field label
HORIZONTAL DATUM REFERENCE
Field mnemonic
HDRF
Field name
  • Horizontal Datum Reference
  • Référence portant sur le repère horizontal
Field definition
This field contains a geographic description of an existing point of reference on the site. If compass bearings are used, they should refer to true north, not magnetic north, using quadrant bearings.
Heading
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE FIELDS
Comments
NOTE: This field has NOT been updated as part of the May 2010 Data Dictionary update. Priority for the Data Dictionary update was given to those fields that are required or strongly recommended for Artefacts Canada contribution. The Entry Rules for this field will be updated at a later date.
Entry rules
Enter the geographic description of an existing point of reference on the site.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Horizontal Datum (HD) and Vertical Datum Reference (VDRF).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • westerly bridge abutment 20.4 miles east of Prince George on Highway 16
  • contrefort ouest du pont situé 32,8 km à l'est de Prince-George sur la route 16
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
Field label (French)
REFERENCE REPERE HORIZONTAL
Field mnemonic (French)
REFRH

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