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VERTICAL DATUM REFERENCE - Humanities

Field label
VERTICAL DATUM REFERENCE
Field mnemonic
VDRF
Field name
  • Vertical Datum Reference
  • Référence portant sur le repère vertical
Field definition
This field contains a geographic description of an existing point of reference on the site. This may be the same as the Horizontal Datum Reference.
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 a geographic description of an existing point of reference on the site. If it is the same as the Horizontal Datum Reference (HDRF), enter "same as horizontal".
Cataloguers rules
See also, Horizontal Datum Reference (HDRF), Vertical Datum (VD), Vertical Datum Measurement (VDM) and Vertical Units (VU).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • Westerly bridge abutment 20.4 miles east of Prince George on Highway 16.
  • Same as horizontal
  • contrefort ouest du pont situé 32,8 km à l'est de Prince-George sur la route 16
  • Même que le repère horizontal
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
Field label (French)
REFERENCE REPERE VERTICAL
Field mnemonic (French)
REFRV

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