[auscope-geosciml] EarthMaterial package [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Simon.Cox at csiro.au Simon.Cox at csiro.au
Tue Oct 26 22:43:45 EDT 2010

Rob - Physical Props is already out, so moving EarthMaterial out as well is a Good Thing.

GeoSciML Core is 'core concepts of historical geology'.
It appears that we can disentangle materials enough from that to package it separately.
I think this is worthwhile, as there is the potential for other models for materials, developed for subtly different purposes (e.g. geotechnics) which could then be linked to the GeoSciML core without trampling on a piece of it.

From: auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au [mailto:auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au] On Behalf Of Rob.Atkinson at csiro.au
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So EarthMaterial is a component of GeoSciML-core? The names sound strange in this context - "core" in that sense is sort of a collection of elaborated sub-domains?

The dependencies don't look like it would be that easy to take it out - its dependent on PhysicalProperties for example

Would need to refactor the notes on GeoSciML core as well:
"The GeoSciML-Core schema specifies a set of feature-types describing core geoscience information, including geologic units, structures, earth materials, relations between geologic features, and spatial geometries that represent geologic features on maps."

From: auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au [mailto:auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au] On Behalf Of Oliver.Raymond at ga.gov.au
Sent: Wednesday, 27 October 2010 1:10 PM
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Subject: [auscope-geosciml] EarthMaterial package [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Hi all,

The v3 RC2 model is on the verge of schema generation.

Simon mentioned in passing to me that we might consider extracting the EarthMaterial leaf package out of the quite large GeoSciML-Core package and into its own Application Schema.

As far as I can see, this would not introduce any dependency problems (GeoSciML-Core schema would just import the EarthMaterial schema), and it would be a fairly simple thing to implement even at this late stage in v3 RC2.

Could I get feedback from everyone about whether they think this is a good idea.


Ollie Raymond

National Advice, Maps and Data Standards Project
Geoscience Australia

GeoSciML Design Group
IUGS Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information
Interoperability Working Group


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