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VERTICAL DATUM - Humanities

Field label
VERTICAL DATUM
Field mnemonic
VD
Field name
  • Vertical Datum
  • Repère vertical
Field definition
This field indicates the elevation of the main vertical datum above or below sea level, including the unit of measurement.
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 elevation of the vertical datum.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Vertical Datum Measurement (VDM), Vertical Datum Reference (VDRF) and Vertical Units (VU).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • 33.65 ft. asl
  • 100 m
  • 10.25 m au-dessus du niveau de la mer
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
Field label (French)
REPERE VERTICAL
Field mnemonic (French)
RV

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