BGS OpenGeoscience data models aim to provide open, ready-to-use database designs that are free for all.
We also intend to build a self-sustaining community that will develop these designs, and add additional designs, to meet the needs of the wider environmental community.
January 2013 — EarthDataModels.org released. The new home for both BGS and other data model designs. This is a community driven site, providing free and open access to data model designs, background information as well as support through our discussion forum.
October 2012 — Lexicon Data Model now available — includes documentation and a Microsoft Access database containing examples of UK lithostratigraphical units.
The downloable data models will include explaination of how to create your own versions of teh databases using either SQL scripts or in the case of Microsoft Access we actually provide a pre-populated .mdb file:
We can provide implementation examples for:
We are looking for individuals and organisations who are interested in:
migrating from analogue to digital records
upgrading database designs
sharing experiences of geological data modelling
exploring future collaborative opportunities in this area
If you have any questions or suggestions contact Carl Watson