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Parks Canada Archaeological Recording Manual: Excavations and Surveys

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12.0 ABBREVIATIONS

AB
The code used by Canada Post for the province of Alberta. The other province or territory codes are: AB, BC, SK, MB, NB, NL, NS, NU, NT, ON, PE, QC, and YT

ARM
Archaeological Resource Management

ASMIS
Archaeological Sites Management Information System (United States National Parks Service)

ASL
Above Sea Level (e.g., mASL = “metres above sea level”)

BHD
Below Hydrographic Datum (e.g., mBHD = “metres below hydrographic datum”)

BP
Before Present

BSL
Below Sea Level (e.g., mBSL = “metres below sea level”)

CIDOC
Comité international pour la documentation, conseil international des musées (International Documentation Committee, International Council of Museums)

CRM
Cultural Resource Management. (Note: In this document, “CRM Manager” means an individual charged with and accountable for the overall program and management of the Parks Canada Service Centre archaeological field and collections services functions)

CMC
Canadian Museum of Civilization

DBD
Depth Below Datum

DBS
Depth Below Surface

DGPS
Differential Global Positioning System

FGDC
Federal Geographic Data Committee (based in United States of America)

FHBRO
Federal Heritage Building Review Office

GIS
Geographic Information System

GPS
Global Positioning System

HHS
Haida Heritage Site

ICOMOS
International Council on Monuments and Sites

JPG
Joint Photographic Experts Group (i.e., “.jpg” digital image file)

MGRS
Military Grid Reference System

MPEG
Moving Pictures Experts Group

NAD 27
North American Datum 1927

NAD 83
North American Datum 1983

NHSC
National Historic Site of Canada

NMCAC
National Marine Conservation Area of Canada

NPC
National Park of Canada

NPRC
National Park Reserve of Canada

NTS
National Topographic System

PCA
Parks Canada Agency

PDF
Portable Document Format (i.e., “.pdf” digital image file)

PDOP
Position Dilution of Precision (i.e., for GPS units)

PHA
Protected Heritage Area

TIFF
Tagged Image File Format (i.e., “.tiff” digital image file)

UTM
Universal Transverse Mercator

WGS 84
World Geodetic System 1984

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