Documentation for individual data value

Behind the Vision of Britain web site is a true data library, a collection of individual statistics each with its own metadata to tell users what it means. These metadata also control how the system visualises statistical data through graphs and maps. This is what we know about the particular data value you selected:

Attribute Value Meaning
Identifier 88891420 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 988 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered 1931 We store dates within a date object, which can hold anything from a simple year value, for a census, to a period defined by two calendar dates.
Administrative area covered 10091962 Caithness ScoCnty
Meaning (DDS cell reference) AGCEN_CROP_S_1931:potatoes Cell within nCube N_AGCEN_CROP_S_1931: Acreages of different crops, as reported by the 1931 Scottish Agricultural Census
DimensionVariableCategory
1 Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1931 Potatoes
Universe: Total arable area in acres
Source ScotAgStat Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
Status P Public. Visible in both graphics and tables.
Precision E Exact
Created by agcen_cnty This is the name of our script which inserted this data value into the main data table. For non-derived values, this is usually done by copying data values across from our more conventional GBHDB database, and the scripts are usually named after the table in GBHDB they copy data from.

This table lists, in its "value" column, a single row from our data table. The values are mostly identifiers and codes which are given meaning by our main sub-systems, and the "meaning" column reaches into these to tell you more.


How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Vision of Britain | Context for data value | The meaning of 988, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/datavalue/88891420

Date accessed: 14th December 2017