Character position definition and scope:

A one-character alphabetic code indicates the material out of which the cartographic item is made.  A fill character ( | ) is used when no attempt has been made to code this position.

Record requirements for National-level and Minimal-level records:  Optional.

Guidelines for applying content designators:

Code:

Description:

a

Paper

b

Wood

c

Stone

d

Metal

e

Synthetic

f

Skin

g

Textile

i

Plastic

j

Glass

l

Vinyl

n

Vellum

p

Plaster

q

Flexible base photographic, positive

r

Flexible base photographic, negative

s

Non-flexible base photographic, positive

t

Non-flexible base photographic, negative

u

Unknown  Physical medium of which the map is made is unknown.

v

Leather

w

Parchment

y

Other photographic medium

z

Other  Physical medium for which none of the other defined codes is appropriate.

|

No attempt to code

Content designator history:

iPlastic  [new, 2009]

lVinyl  [new, 2009]

nVellum  [new, 2009]

vLeather  [new, 2009]

wParchment  [new, 2009]

To return, select:

007:  Map

007  Physical Description Fixed Field