Data Structure and Teminology

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The management of soil information in the SVSOILS software application references the following terminology tree.


Project:The Project records contain general information related to the storage of project-level information.


Station: The sampling Station records contain the type and location of the place where the material was sampled. An example of the station type might read: The borehole (or test-pit) and the samples were obtained at a particular location.


Sample: A Sample can be obtained from a station and tested in the field or brought back to the laboratory.


Specimen: A Specimen is a part of a sample which is utilized for a specific laboratory test.