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Database management

Data Management


Data Storage

  • Miscellaneous recommendations relate to analytical data reporting (maximum of 4 significant figures, and adequate resolution close to the detection limit), data formats, units of measurement, geographical coordinates, data transfer, and the availability of a standard query (command) language.



The following databases should be established:

  • A Global Geochemical Reference Database, which will contain new data consistent with the proposed GRN specifications;

  • An index database for administrative and general information;

  • A block database for median values of elements in large blocks (0.5 x 0.5 degrees spherical rectangles for old compiled data, and 160 x 160 km cells for global reference sampling data) for global presentation;

  • A bibliographic database for related publications.