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Section 3. Metadata and Suggested File Formats#

3.1 Project Metadata#

The metadata elements presented in sections 3.1 to 3.5 can also be be downloaded in a spreadsheet format as xlsx(info) or ods(info) files.

ElementDescription
TitleThe project name or name for the dataset
DescriptionThe original purpose for the survey work.
SubjectKeywords for the subject content of the dataset (qualified using e.g. the English Heritage NMR Monument Type Thesaurus or the MDA Object Type Thesaurus.
CoverageSite location and description. The address, or coordinates for the site and a description of the site and object or structure to be surveyed. Coverage should also include any relevant period terms.
CreatorsFull name and organization(s) of the surveyor(s)
IdentifiersProject or reference numbers used to identify the dataset.
DatesDate or dates that the survey was conducted in both the field and/or lab.
Intended accuracy or scale of the survey The originally intended accuracy or scale that the survey was to achieve.
Description of reference information usedDescribe any existing reference information available to the surveyor(s), including paper plans or digital spatial data of the site or object.
Additional project notesAny additional project notes that the surveyor feels applicable.

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