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VERTICAL DATUM MEASUREMENT - Humanities

Field label
VERTICAL DATUM MEASUREMENT
Field mnemonic
VDM
Field name
  • Vertical Datum Measurement
  • Mesure repère vertical
Field definition
This field contains the vertical distance of the object above or below the main datum point.
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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 distance above or below the main datum point.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Vertical Datum (VD), Vertical Datum Reference (VDRF) and Vertical Units (VU).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • 33.65
  • 147
  • 33.65
  • 147
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
Field label (French)
MESURE REPERE VERTICAL
Field mnemonic (French)
MRV

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