3.4.7 Earth Model

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The RESQML "FIRP" knowledge hierarchy was defined in Section 3.2.3 "Knowledge Hierarchy": Features, Interpretations, Representations , and Properties . This hierarchy is useful for several reasons, but provides the most information within the context of the earth model.

In Table 3.4-1 , an earth model can consist of all of the objects categorized as geologic: features, interpretations, and representations. Many of the geologic representations listed in the table have clear relationships with the corresponding interpretations and features. RESQML has the functionality to let you specify relationships to create organizations building up to a coherent earth model. In addition, RESQML provides generic digital representations corresponding to points and surfaces, or their collections, e.g., for 2D grids, triangulated sets, or polyline sets.

For more information on how RESQML helps with developing and updating earth models, see 9 Earth Model .