IVIS Laboratory

Image Visualization and Infrared Spectroscopy Lab

Prof. Michael S. Ramsey (Director)


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University of Pittsburgh

Instructions For The IVIS Archive Database

Author: Nathan Beauchamp (Science Data Archivist)

Archive Processing

  • Convert/Save excel file into CSV (comma delimited) format
    • File needs to have columns labeled for ease of organization (IE data headers)
  • Main menu → new (creates new database) → paste/import required file
    • NOTE: If creating a new database, check import data format as wrong formats can cause data to not appear

Updated Database Exportation

  • Main menu → copy/export (under Tools)
    • NOTE: Exported as CSV file

Add Data to Existing Databases

  • Press "+" symbol on the bottom right of the screen to add a new row (manually enter new record)
  • New records can be imported as a CSV file like the original database
    • Include only new information
    • Include the same headers as the current database so data lines up correctly
      • NOTE: This will not add a new set of headers as a seperate row

IVIS Archive Map Abbreviations

  • Great - Great map is nearly in perfect condition with no stains, tears, or large wrinkles.
  • Good - Map is slightly damaged by some tears along edge or wrinkled due to use over time.
  • Worn - Map is aged and is starting to tear along edges or seams.
  • Poor - Map is very worn with large tears and/or large water stains.
  • Yellowed - Paper is aged and yellowed, generally a poor-quality paper that is easily worn due to age

  • CCM: controlled color photomosaic
  • CM: controlled photomosaic
  • RMC: (R) shaded relief, (M) markings, (C) contour lines
  • T: topographic contours and nomenclature only; no image
  • A: shaded relief with albedo markings
  • N: nomenclature
  • OM: orthophotomosaic
  • High Res: high resolution
  • Med. Res: medium resolution
  • MTM: transverse Mercator projection for Mars
  • Number: in title, this indicates a map, CD or item that have the same title but differ in type/date or location; added for disambiguation

IVIS Archive Sample Abbreviations

  • VS: very small rock sample; < 1 in
  • S: small rock sample; size ~1-2 in
  • M: medium rock sample; size ~2-3 in
  • L: large rock sample; size ~3-4 in
  • XL: extra Large rock sample; size >4 in

  • UNS: designates unknown samples that do not have a given sample name
  • MLD or MLDF: Medicine Lake dacite flow
  • CVP coarsely-vesiculated pumice
  • FVP: finely-vesiculated pumice
  • OBS: obsidian
  • CP: lava coarse and porphyritic lava
  • GCCP: Glass Creek coarsely porphyritic sample
  • GCCVP: Glass Creek coarse vesicular pumice sample
  • GCDM: Glass Creek dense microcrystalline sample
  • bgml: Big Glass Mountain
  • bgmo: Big Glass Mountain obsidian
  • odo: Obsidian Dome obsidian
  • BGM: Big Glass Mountain
  • PVZ: penacontay volcano zone in Mexico (elegante samples)

  • RS: right side of drawer
  • M: middle of drawer
  • LS: left side of drawer
  • Col1 or Col2: column 1 or column 2 of specified section of drawer

  • M-: map ID#; also indicates misc. item that is not a photo
  • P-: photo ID#
  • CD-: CD ID#
  • B-: book ID#
  • S- Geologic sample ID#
  • CS-: indicates particulate sample ID# located in SRCC 522 Spec Lab storage case