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Name ASEG-GDF2- Data Definition File
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Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1593
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Description ASEG-GDF2 (Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists General Data Format Revision 2) is a data standard for the exchange and archive of geophysical data. Its primary purpose is to provide a consistent and self-documenting method for exchanging and archiving geophysical data between organisations with different hardware and software systems. For data to comply with the standard, it must be stored as a set of related ASCII files, which must include the following four filetypes as a minimum: File1.DAT, survey.DES, survey.DFN and survey.MET. The .dfn files enable the writing of code to enable to recovery of the geophysical data fields and their associated formats.
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Related file formats None.
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Source National Library of Australia / National Library of Australia
Source date 06 Jan 2022
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Last updated 06 Jan 2022
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