14.5 Interpretations

Topic Version1Published09/11/2015
For StandardRESQML v2.0.1

RESQML uses the definition of David Gawith, which explains an interpretation as a single consistent description of a feature. An interpretation is subjective and very strongly tied to the intellectual activity of the project team members. The initial curiosity and reasoning of the people on the project team initiates the early pre-screening campaign (remote sensing, surveys). They make hypotheses that consist of as many interpretations as necessary to describe the features (Gawith and Gutteridge 2007).

NOTE: The formal name is actually "feature-interpretation" and many of the class names use this full term. For conciseness of documentation, we use simply "interpretation" where this usage is not confusing.

RESQML now uses the term “interpretation” instead of alternative terms that were used in v1.1, such as “version” or “opinion".

Most of the information contained as attributes or enumerations in individual interpretation or organization interpretation will help users understand how the representations of the geological objects should be built or have been built, if the representation is already associated to the given interpretation.