The GNS database model

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Glassey, P.J.; Scadden, P.G.; Edge, M.Q. 2000 The GNS database model. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report 2000/16 21 p.

Abstract: The sharing of raw/basic earth science and land information data sets, particularly internally within the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS), will be facilitated via the construction of datasets with common database structures where possible. Such a Data Model is described in this document and a simplistic graphic of it is given below. It is recognised that many databases will require additional entities and different entities than those described here and that aliases for the physical names of entities and attributes can be used to improve data content description. It should also be recognised that the structures of the tables may change as the database model is physically implemented. (auth)