March 2014 — The NERC Knowledge Exchange programme funding ends this month. The site will continue to be updated in the future
but new funding is required if we are to continue face to face meetings.
January 2014 — Second technical visit to Malawi took place, for more information see the brief blog article.
Welcome to EarthDataModels.org!
EarthDataModels.org is a global, not-for-profit knowledge exchange initiative, open to anyone interested in geological and environmental data.
This is a community driven site, providing free and open access to data model designs.
The initial suite of data models published on EarthDataModels.org are largely based upon existing relational databases for geological surveys, however, we welcome contributions from all areas of data modelling especially those involved in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), XML or applications development.
For a full list of data model designs, please visit the data models library. Metadata, geophysics and geochemistry data models are three of the most popular designs.
The Spatial Metadata design by the BGS is a free to use data model that incorpoirates the key principles of international standards such as the European INSPIRE Directive and ISO 19115.
A simplified geochmistry data model is based upon the current geochemistry database used by the British Geological Survey (BGS).