Here is a provisional naming convention to make files containing survey notes, sketches and other information easy to identify and locate. It is intended to ensure that related files always sort together and require minimum input on the part of the site manager.
It is consistent with the Bulmer naming convention I think, and has been in refinement since 2009 during use in the Greenlink resurvey project and others.
If the files are tied into a software application dataset, then many of the name components can be omitted, provided they are self-evident from the extension or context in which they are stored.
We want your feedback
Please contact Bruce Mutton if you have any comments or ideas for improvement, or to harass me for not using my own convention. Or you can use the helpful and suggest edit links at the bottom of this page.
For Finished Maps:
for a scan of survey notes and matching sketches for a survey named W-WetWay
for scan of survey elevation sketch ready for 'tracing' to final map
for a survey data entry file (when using Therion)
for a plan drawing (when using Therion)
for an elevation drawing (when using Therion)
Greenlink System (Greenlink, Swiss Maid Plan) - Takaka Hill, Nelson - A2 - 2009.pdf
for a finished map stored in the NZSS Repository Cave Atlas