Data models

In general, a model depicts the very complex reality. In order to enable this depiction, the reality must be generalized and idealized.

Extract from the geological vector data set, Gruyères, with example layers
Extract from the geological vector data set 1:25 000, Gruyères, with example layers. The map image is built up from these layers.
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A data model in graphical form can be modelled e.g. in a UML class diagram. A data model is not a database, but it can serve as the basis for a database.

Geology data model

The geology data model forms the foundation for national uniformly structured geological vector data sets.

Borehole data model

As a result of greater and more diverse utilization of the subsurface, administrative and public circles are increasingly focusing on our knowledge about the subsurface. Borehole data from drilling...