For any member who parses the ticket information into a ticket management system, we encourage you to use the new XML format.
The ticket will arrive in an email or be placed into an FTP folder for pickup. Each ticket transmission includes 4 parts:
- Body of the email - contains a list of the fields and information in them (readable)
- .GIF file - image of the dig site polygon
- .GML file - contains the geographic data of the dig site polygon (for import into your mapping software, will match your system's map projection)
- .xml file - for parsing by your system (contains a link in the header to the most current schema file to translate the data)
Please download the following samples to begin your parsing programming changes:
NOTE: We have included a copy of the XML Schema (XSD file) as the link in the XML document is not yet populated at the source. However, your system should be programmed to use the link in the header to retrieve the most current schema every time it parses a ticket.