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Image Visualization and Infrared Spectroscopy Lab

Prof. Michael S. Ramsey (Director)


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Instructions For The IVIS Archive Database

Author: Nathan Beauchamp (Science Data Archivist)

Third Party Database System

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 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 (6-26-19)

  • 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; < 1in
  • 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 mtn.
  • 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- large sample ID#
  • CS-: indicates particulate sample ID# located in SRCC 522 Spec Lab storage case