To create schemas for mineral occurrence data, geochemical data
and geophysical data using XML / GML for the purpose of exchanging
documents, data and services over the Internet. To ensure compatibility
with geoscience information between all Canadian geological surveys
and the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrustructure.
A thorough examination was conducted of the current data models
in place for managing and disseminating mineral occurrence, geochemical
and geophysical data in use across federal, provincial and territorial
Provisional XML / GML transfer
standards have been developed for mineral occurrence, geochemistry
and geophysical database models.
XML / GML schemas
have been developed for:
Mineral Occurance Databases
Geochemical Reconnaissance Databases
Radiometric and Aeromagnetic Survey Data
Reports and Schemata
CGKN offers access to geoscience information from federal, provincial
and territorial agencies, each of whom manage and disseminate the
data in their own formats. It is crucial that each agency's information
is interoperable. Our goal is to develop transfer standards for
all types of geoscience data so that all data can be shared and
viewed through a universal interchange format.