This is a wiki page about MetPetDB. To access the databse click the "MetPetDB" link above. To access a current list of MetPetDB Published Samples please click on the Published Samples page
About the Project
MetPetDB is a database for metamorphic geochemistry that is being designed and built by a global community of metamorphic petrologists in collaboration with computer scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of the National Cyberinfrastructure Initiative and supported by the National Science Foundation.
The purpose of this Wiki is to help the MetPetDB designers maintain information about the current status of the MetPetDB System and to allow community feedback on various project design elements.
Download tutorial files from a MetPetDB workshop at 2009 GSA. These are a good introduction to all of the features of MetPetDB.
How to Use MetPetDB
- Dowloadable Video Tutorials
- How to upload my data
- How to view my data
- How to search the database
- How to make my samples public (viewable by all)
- How to create a project
- How to edit my profile
Lists of Things
- Rock Types
- Metamorphic Grades
- Non-numeric abbreviations for mineral modes
- Subsample Types
- Non-numeric abbreviations for measurements
- Analytical Method Codes
- Image Types
Please contribute your comments on the following pages to help improve the usefulness and usability of MetPetDB.
A summary of system functionality.
The differences between Anonymous, Member, Contributor, Fellow, MetPetDB Admin, and Sysadmin users.
Data Classification and Access
The classification of different branches of MetPetDB.
The differences between Private and Public data.
An index for all types of data (some listed below)
Database schema for projects.
The database schema for different objects.
How versioning of data works.
Discuss user interface ideas: structure, interaction, and style.
Design and implementation of our iPhone application.
Data model discussion for structural data.
Data and Attributes
Search Rebuild Guidelines
Plans for building a better search tool.
Chemical Analysis Table Guidelines
Plans for building tables of chemical analyses.
Development URLs and other important miscellaneous information.
Revised Environment Setup Guide
A revised guide to getting the MPDB project environment set up on your machine.
Environment Setup Guide
A guide to getting the MPDB project environment set up on your machine.
MPDB Subversion Info
How to access the Subversion repository without using Eclipse.
Recommended plugins to make Eclipse better.
A list of trac plugins we may want to install
List of fixes/functions needed for release version 2010 - Revised 9-22-10
IPhone App Developer Documentaion
Complete Documentation of the Iphone App
IPhone Environment Setup
Instructions for setting up the IPhone project in Xcode.
Steve's Meeting Notes
Reference Count Query