revised: 05-Feb-2015

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.

Linear elements on a geologic map include lithologic and other types of contacts, structural elements like faults and folds, and geologic features best mapped as lines like dikes. Other linear elements on a map are cross section locations, transects, and cartographic elements like map boundaries. Basemap data like topography, hydrography, roads, and political boundaries are beyond the scope of this geologic data model.