NMBGMR Draft Geologic Data Model - v. 1.0.4
In the interests of standardization and interoperability, we are migrating our geologic maps into the USGS NCGMP09
data model. However, our well data model
is still actively being used. Documentation for the NMBGMR geology data model is being provided for users with legacy data in this model. We also hope that it will provoke discussion in the ongoing effort to improve NCGMP09
and other models.
Areas with similar lithologic, geomorphic, metamorphic or
other characteristics are defined by polygons. These polygons may have boundaries
that have their own attributes and are topologically linked. For instance,
polygons for lithologic
units are bounded by geologic
contacts that are attributed with various properties like class, type,
exposure, confidence, etc.