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3.5.7  MagIC Help Menu

Metadata and Data Model

Select the Metadata and Data Model option from the MagIC Help menu to launch your browser and to review the current metadata and data definition. When entering this web page you will first see an overview of all Tables that define the MagIC SmartBook files. Click on a Table Name to view the definitions of the Records (columns) that define these tables, including short explanations and examples. Note that this function is equivalent to following the http://earthref.org/MAGIC/metadata.htm link. On this web form you can also do a free text search.

Note   You can also review the Metadata and Data Definition by using the MagIC.metadata.definition.vXX.xls file that is part of the download of this MagIC Package. If you cannot locate this file on your local system, please follow http://earthref.org/MAGIC/software.htm and download this file separately from ERDA.

Method Codes

Select the Method Codes option from the MagIC Help menu to launch your browser and find a listing of Method Codes that currently are in use. On this page you will find a list of method types (or groups) for which we have defined codes. Please click on one of these method types to retrieve a list of relevant Method Codes and their definitions. Note that this is a dynamic list. With every new version, new Method Codes may have been added to the system, and will show up in these listings. This function is equivalent to following the http://earthref.org/MAGIC/methods.htm link. On this web form you can also do a free text search.

Instrument Codes

Select the Instrument Codes option from the MagIC Help menu and find a listing of Instrument Codes that currently are in use in the MagIC Database. Please click one of these codes to view their definitions. Note that this is a dynamic list. Every time a user adds new data, new Instrument Codes may have been added to the system, and will show up in these listings. This function is equivalent to following the http://earthref.org/MAGIC/instruments.htm link. On this web form you can also do a free text search.

Controlled Vocabularies

Select the Controlled Vocabularies option from the MagIC Help menu to find a listing of all Keywords that can be used when entering your data using the MagIC Console Software. On this page you will find a listing of Controlled Vocabularies for which we have defined keywords. Please click on one of the listed vocabularies to retrieve a list of (optional) keywords. This function is equivalent to following the http://earthref.org/MAGIC/shortlists.htm link. On this web form you can also do a free text search.