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VERTICAL UNITS - Humanities

Field label
VERTICAL UNITS
Field mnemonic
VU
Field name
  • Vertical Datum Units
  • Unités de mesures verticales
Field definition
This field contains the unit of measurement used in the Vertical Datum Measurement field.
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 internationally accepted abbreviation for the unit of measurement used in the Vertical Datum Measurement field (VDM). For unit of measurement fields, the accepted practice is to enter Imperial abbreviations followed by a period and metric codes without a period.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Vertical Datum (VD), Vertical Datum Measurement (VDM) and Vertical Datum Reference (VDRF).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • in.
  • cm
  • ft.
  • po
  • cm
  • pi
Discipline
  • Archaeology
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
Field label (French)
UNITES DE MESURES VERTICALES
Field mnemonic (French)
UV

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