Character position definition and scope:

A one-character alphabetic code indicates the specific material designation of a map.  It describes the special class of material (usually the class of physical object) to which an item belongs, for example, a diagram.  A fill character ( | ) is used when no attempt has been made to code this position.

Record requirements for National-level records:  Mandatory; for Minimal-level records:  Optional.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

Code:

Description:

d

Atlas

g

Diagram

j

Map

k

Profile

q

Model

r

Remote-sensing image

s

Section

u

Unspecified

y

View

z

Other  Specific material designation for which none of the other defined codes is appropriate.

|

No attempt to code

Content designator history:

In 1997 the following values were made obsolete:  a (Aerial chart), b (Aerial remote-sensing image), c (Anamorphic map), e (Celestial chart), f (Chart), h (Hydrographic chart), i (Imaginative map), j (Orthophoto), m (Photo mosaic (controlled)), n (Photo mosaic (uncontrolled)), o (Photomap), p (Plan), t (Space remote-sensing image), v (Terrestrial remote-sensing image), w (Topographical drawing), x (Topographical print).  [CAN/MARC only]

To return, select:

007:  Map

007  Physical Description Fixed Field