The geotechnical industry has for some time adopted the Association of Geotechnical and geoenvironmental specialists (AGS) digital format for borehole data. Transferring borehole data in this format allows the industry to share data more easily, load it into a range of software types, create bespoke graphical logs and also re-use the data for creating 2D cross sections and 3D geological models. The AGS format has been specifically designed for the sharing of geotechnical data and thus our project aimed to make this a reality from the BGS archive; we wanted the ensure that the National Geoscience Data Centre not only archived and shared analogue borehole data, but also digital AGS data.
The solution moving forwards…
Sharing is key here
So now the proof will be in the pudding…
I have data but it’s not mine, can I upload it?
How many AGS files can I download at any one time?
Can I access the originally deposited AGS file?
If I state that the data is confidential what happens?