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|New MagIC Data Model 3.0-beta and MagIC Workshop Jan 24th-27th, 2017|
The MagIC Database Team announces the beta release of a new data model. While switching the database from Oracle to MongoDB (the new database is much faster and the software is open source), we took the opportunity to change the MagIC Data Model to a more orderly, hierarchical system. The 2.5 version of the data model has multiple tables dealing with the same type of data (i.e., er_sites and pmag_sites tables), the 3.0 version of the data model has only one table per level, far fewer columns, and most remaining column names remain the same. For a summary description of the new structure, see after the signature line.
We welcome comments and suggestions on the new data model.
If columns are missing that are necessary to store your data, please let us know and we can add them. The new MagIC Data Model and website will be going live before AGU. Look for an announcement of the beta release of the MagIC website and the switch over to the new data model. All datasets in MagIC at the time of the switch will be converted into the new data model by us.
You may be interested in attending a workshop sponsored by MagIC titled: "Earth's Magnetic Field from the Beginning" from Jan 24th-27th, 2017. We have 16 science talks planned over two days and then two days of discussion of the MagIC Database and the PmagPy paleomagnetic software suite. See the workshop website for details and the registration link.
The MagIC Data Model 3.0 summary:
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