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Darwin Core Terms: A quick reference guide

Title: Darwin Core Terms: A quick reference guide
Date Issued: 2009-02-12
Date Modified: 2009-04-24
Abstract: This document is a quick reference for all recommended Darwin Core terms. For complete historical term information, including version changes and pre-standard terms, see [HISTORY]. For a comparative table of elements from pre-standard versions of Darwin Core to the current recommended terms in the standard, see [VERSIONS].
Contributors: John Wieczorek (MVZ), Markus Döring (GBIF), Renato De Giovanni (CRIA), Tim Robertson (GBIF), Dave Vieglais (KUNHM), Stan Blum (CAS)
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Identifier: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/2009-04-24/terms/
Latest Version: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Replaces: http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/DarwinCore/DarwinCoreDraftStandard
Document Status: Under Public Review.

1. Introduction

This quick guide is meant to provide a list of all of the current terms of the Darwin core. The terms are organized by categories (in bold) in the index. The categories correspond to Darwin Core terms that are Classes (terms that have other terms to describe them). The terms that describe a given class (the class properties) appear in the list immediately below the name of the Class in the index. The index provides links to the term descriptions in the table below the index.

Names that begin with dcterms: are terms managed by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative [DCMI], which are reproduced here and which may include a description and comments adapted to this community. The original definitions of these terms can be found by following the links given in the Details section for the term.

Terms under the section called Record-level terms are those that can apply to whichever category is considered to be the root or basis for the record. For example, a record for a camera trap bird sighting would fall into the Occurrence category, so the dcterms:type would be Occurrence, the basisOfRecord would be MachineObservation and all of the rest of the record-level terms would apply to the Occurrence record.

The terms found under Auxiliary Terms can only be meaningfully implemented in an application that supports relational structures. For example, none of the auxiliary terms will be found in the specification of the Simple Darwin Core [SIMPLEDWC], which is "flat" in structure.

2. Term Index

Record-level Terms

dcterms:type | dcterms:modified | dcterms:language | dcterms:rights | dcterms:rightsHolder | dcterms:accessRights | dcterms:bibliographicCitation

basisOfRecord | informationWithheld | dataGeneralizations

Dataset

datasetID

Occurrence

occurrenceID | institutionCode | collectionCode | collectionID | occurrenceDetails | occurrenceRemarks | catalogNumber | individualID | individualCount | sex | lifeStage | reproductiveCondition | behavior | establishmentMeans | preparations | disposition | otherCatalogNumbers | associatedMedia | associatedReferences | associatedOccurrences | associatedSequences | associatedTaxa | occurrenceAttributes

Event

eventID | samplingProtocol | verbatimEventDate | eventDate | eventTime | startDayOfYear | endDayOfYear | year | month | day | habitat | recordedBy | recordNumber | fieldNumber | fieldNotes | eventRemarks | eventAttributes

dcterms:Location

locationID | higherGeographyID | higherGeography | continent | waterBody | islandGroup | island | country | countryCode | stateProvince | county | locality | verbatimLocality | verbatimElevation | minimumElevationInMeters | maximumElevationInMeters | verbatimDepth | minimumDepthInMeters | maximumDepthInMeters | minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters | maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters | decimalLatitude | decimalLongitude | geodeticDatum | coordinateUncertaintyInMeters | coordinatePrecision | pointRadiusSpatialFit | verbatimCoordinates | verbatimLatitude | verbatimLongitude | georeferencedBy | georeferenceProtocol | verbatimCoordinateSystem | georeferenceSources | georeferenceVerificationStatus | georeferenceRemarks | footprintWKT | footprintSpatialFit | locationRemarks | locationAttributes

Identification

identificationID | identifiedBy | dateIdentified | identificationReferences | identificationRemarks | previousIdentifications | identificationQualifier | typeStatus | identificationAttributes

Taxon

taxonID | scientificName | higherTaxonID | higherTaxon | kingdom | phylum | class | order | family | genus | subgenus | specificEpithet | taxonRank | infraspecificEpithet | scientificNameAuthorship | nomenclaturalCode | taxonAccordingTo | namePublishedIn | taxonomicStatus | nomenclaturalStatus | acceptedTaxonID | acceptedTaxon | basionymID | basionym | taxonRemarks | taxonAttributes

Auxiliary Terms

ResourceRelationship

resourceRelationshipID | resourceID | relatedResourceID | relationshipOfResource | relationshipAccordingTo | relationshipEstablishedDate | relationshipRemarks

MeasurementOrFact

measurementID | measurementType | measurementValue | measurementAccuracy | measurementUnit | measurementDeterminedDate | measurementDeterminedBy | measurementMethod | measurementRemarks

3. Term Definitions

The table below contains the term information essential for most users. The complete documentation for each term can be found by following the link in the Details section of the description. The link takes you to the appropriate entry in the Complete History [HISTORY] document. The definitions for the fields describing each term are:
Term Name: The name by which the latest version of the term is commonly known.
Identifier: The unique identifier for the latest version of the term.
Has Domain: The category of terms (Class) that this term describes.
Definition: A description of the nature of the content of the term.
Comment: Further commentary about the usage of the term, with examples and a reference to further information.
Details: A link to the complete information about the term, including access to its history.

Term Name: Dataset
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Dataset
Has Domain:
Definition:The category of information pertaining to a logical set of records.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/Dataset
Details:Dataset
Term Name: Occurrence
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Has Domain:
Definition:The category of information pertaining to evidence of an occurrence (specimen, observation, etc.)
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/Occurrence
Details:Occurrence
Term Name: Event
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Has Domain:
Definition:The category of information pertaining to an event (something that happens at a place and time).
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/Event
Details:Event
Term Name: dcterms:Location
Identifier:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Has Domain:
Definition:A spatial region or named place.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/Location
Details:Location
Term Name: Identification
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Has Domain:
Definition:The category of information pertaining to taxonomic determinations (the assignment of a scientific name).
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/Identification
Details:Identification
Term Name: Taxon
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Has Domain:
Definition:The category of information pertaining to taxonomic names or concepts.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/Taxon
Details:Taxon
Term Name: ResourceRelationship
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ResourceRelationship
Has Domain:
Definition:The category of information pertaining to relationships between resources.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/ResourceRelationship
Details:ResourceRelationship
Term Name: MeasurementOrFact
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Has Domain:
Definition:The category of information pertaining to measurements, facts, characteristics, or assertions about a resource.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/MeasurementOrFact
Details:MeasurementOrFact
Term Name: dcterms:type
Identifier:http://purl.org/dc/terms/type
Has Domain:all
Definition:The nature or genre of the resource. Recommended best practice is to use the name of the Class that defines the root of the record.
Comment:Examples: "Occurrence", "Event", "Location", "Taxon". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/type
Details:type
Term Name: dcterms:modified
Identifier:http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
Has Domain:all
Definition:The most recent date-time on which the resource was changed.
Comment:Examples: "1963-03-08T14:07-0600" is 8 Mar 1963 2:07pm in the time zone six hours earlier than UTC, "2009-02-20T08:40Z" is 20 Feb 2009 8:40am UTC, "1809-02-12" is 12 Feb 1809, "1906-06" is Jun 1906, "1971" is just that year, "2007-03-01T13:00:00Z/2008-05-11T15:30:00Z" is the interval between 1 Mar 2007 1pm UTC and 11 May 2008 3:30pm UTC, "2007-11-13/15" is the interval between 13 Nov 2007 and 15 Nov 2007. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/modified
Details:modified
Term Name: dcterms:language
Identifier:http://purl.org/dc/terms/language
Has Domain:all
Definition:A language of the resource. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as RFC 4646 [RFC4646].
Comment:Examples: "en" for English, "es" for Spanish. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/language
Details:language
Term Name: dcterms:rights
Identifier:http://purl.org/dc/terms/rights
Has Domain:all
Definition:Information about rights held in and over the resource. Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights.
Comment:Example: "Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/rights
Details:rights
Term Name: dcterms:rightsHolder
Identifier:http://purl.org/dc/terms/rightsHolder
Has Domain:all
Definition:A person or organization owning or managing rights over the resource.
Comment:Example: "The Regents of the University of California.". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/rightsHolder
Details:rightsHolder
Term Name: dcterms:accessRights
Identifier:http://purl.org/dc/terms/accessRights
Has Domain:all
Definition:Information about who can access the resource or an indication of its security status. Access Rights may include information regarding access or restrictions based on privacy, security, or other policies.
Comment:Example: "not-for-profit use only". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/accessRights
Details:accessRights
Term Name: basisOfRecord
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/basisOfRecord
Has Domain:all
Definition:The nature of the data record. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Darwin Core Type Vocabulary (http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/type-vocabulary/index.htm).
Comment:Examples: "StillImage", "MovingImage", "Sound", "PreservedSpecimen", FossilSpecimen", LivingSpecimen", "HumanObservation", "MachineObservation". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/basisOfRecord
Details:basisOfRecord
Term Name: informationWithheld
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/informationWithheld
Has Domain:all
Definition:Additional information that exists, but that has not been shared in the given record.
Comment:Examples: "specific locality information given only to nearest county", "ask about tissue samples", "georeferences given only to nearest degree". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/informationWithheld
Details:informationWithheld
Term Name: dataGeneralizations
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/dataGeneralizations
Has Domain:all
Definition:Actions taken to make the shared data less specific or complete than in its original form. Suggests that alternative data of higher quality may be available on request.
Comment:Example: "Coordinates generalized from original GPS coordinates to the nearest half degree grid cell". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/dataGeneralizations
Details:dataGeneralizations
Term Name: datasetID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/datasetID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Dataset
Definition:An identifier for the data set. May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to a collection or institution.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/datasetID
Details:datasetID
Term Name: occurrenceID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/occurrenceID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A unique identifier for the occurrence (as opposed to a particular digital record of the occurrence). In the absence of a persistent global unique identifier, construct one from a combination of identifiers in the record that will most closely make the occurrenceID globally unique.
Comment:For a specimen, for example, use the form: "urn:catalog:[institutionCode]:[collectionCode]:[catalogNumber]. Examples: 1) "urn:lsid:nhm.ku.edu:Herps:32", 2) "urn:catalog:FMNH:Mammal:145732". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/occurrenceID
Details:occurrenceID
Term Name: institutionCode
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/institutionCode
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:The name (or acronym) in use by the institution administering the collection or data set in which the occurrence is recorded.
Comment:Examples: "MVZ", "FMNH", "AKN-CLO". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/institutionCode
Details:institutionCode
Term Name: collectionCode
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/collectionCode
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:The name (or acronym) identifying the collection or data set of which the occurrence is a part.
Comment:Examples: "Mammals", "Hildebrandt", "eBird". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/collectionCode
Details:collectionCode
Term Name: collectionID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/collectionID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A unique identifier for the collection or dataset of which the occurrence is a part. Recommended best practice is to use the identifier in a collections registry such as the Biodiversity Collections Index.
Comment:Example: "urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34818". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/collectionID
Details:collectionID
Term Name: occurrenceDetails
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/occurrenceDetails
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A reference (publication, URI) to the most detailed information available about the occurrence.
Comment:Example: "http://mvzarctos.berkeley.edu/guid/MVZ:Mamm:165861". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/occurrenceDetails
Details:occurrenceDetails
Term Name: occurrenceRemarks
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/occurrenceRemarks
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:Comments or notes about the occurrence.
Comment:Example: "found dead on road". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/occurrenceRemarks
Details:occurrenceRemarks
Term Name: catalogNumber
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/catalogNumber
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:An identifier (preferably unique) for the occurrence within the data set or collection.
Comment:Examples: "2008.1334", "145732a", "145732". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/catalogNumber
Details:catalogNumber
Term Name: individualID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/individualID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:An identifier for an individual or named group of individual organisms represented in the occurrence. Meant to accommodate resampling of the same individual or group for monitoring purposes. May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to a data set.
Comment:Examples: "U.amer. 44", "Smedley", "Orca J 23". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/individualID
Details:individualID
Term Name: individualCount
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/individualCount
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:The number of individuals represented present at the time of the occurrence.
Comment:Examples: "1", "25". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/individualCount
Details:individualCount
Term Name: sex
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/sex
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:The sex of the biological individual(s) represented in the occurrence. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples: "female", "hermaphrodite", "8 males, 4 females". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/sex
Details:sex
Term Name: lifeStage
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/lifeStage
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:The age class or life stage of the biological individual(s) represented in the occurrence. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples: "egg", "eft", "juvenile", "adult", "2 adults 4 juveniles". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/lifeStage
Details:lifeStage
Term Name: reproductiveCondition
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/reproductiveCondition
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:The reproductive condition of the biological individual represented in the occurrence. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples" "non-reproductive", "pregnant". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/reproductiveCondition
Details:reproductiveCondition
Term Name: behavior
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/behavior
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A description of the behavior shown by the subject during the event. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples: "roosting", "foraging", "running", "blooming". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/behavior
Details:behavior
Term Name: establishmentMeans
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/establishmentMeans
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:The process by which the the biological individual(s) represented in the occurrence became established at the location. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples: "cultivated", "invasive", "escaped from captivity", "wild", "native". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/establishmentMeans
Details:establishmentMeans
Term Name: preparations
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/preparations
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of preparations and preservation methods for a specimen.
Comment:Examples: "skin", "skull", "skeleton", "whole animal (ETOH)", "tissue (EDTA)", "fossil", "cast", "photograph", "DNA extract". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/preparations
Details:preparations
Term Name: disposition
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/disposition
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:The current disposition of the specimen. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples: "in collection", "missing", "voucher elsewhere", "duplicates elsewhere". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/disposition
Details:disposition
Term Name: otherCatalogNumbers
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/otherCatalogNumbers
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of previous or alternate fully qualified catalog numbers for the same occurrence, whether in the current or any other data set or collection.
Comment:Example: "FMNH:Mammal:1234". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/otherCatalogNumbers
Details:otherCatalogNumbers
Term Name: associatedMedia
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedMedia
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers (publication, global unique identifier, URI) of media associated with the occurrence.
Comment:Example: "http://arctos.database.museum/SpecimenImages/UAMObs/Mamm/2/P7291179.JPG ". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/associatedMedia
Details:associatedMedia
Term Name: associatedReferences
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedReferences
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers (publication, bibliographic reference, global unique identifier, URI) of literature associated with the occurrence.
Comment:Examples: "http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/322/5899/261", "Christopher J. Conroy, Jennifer L. Neuwald. 2008. Phylogeographic study of the California vole, Microtus californicus Journal of Mammalogy, 89(3):755-767. ". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/associatedReferences
Details:associatedReferences
Term Name: associatedOccurrences
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedOccurrences
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers of other occurrences and their associations to this occurrence.
Comment:Example: "sibling of FMNH:Mammal:1234". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/associatedOccurrences
Details:associatedOccurrences
Term Name: associatedSequences
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedSequences
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers (publication, global unique identifier, URI) of genetic sequence information associated with the occurrence.
Comment:Exampe: "GenBank: U34853.1". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/associatedSequences
Details:associatedSequences
Term Name: associatedTaxa
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/associatedTaxa
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of identifiers or names of taxa and their associations with the occurrence.
Comment:Example: "host: Quercus alba". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/associatedTaxa
Details:associatedTaxa
Term Name: occurrenceAttributes
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/occurrenceAttributes
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Occurrence
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of additional measurements, facts, characteristics, or assertions about the Occurrence.
Comment:Examples: "Tragus length: 14mm; Weight: 120g", "Height: 1-1.5 meters tall; flowers yellow; uncommon". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/occurrenceAttributes
Details:occurrenceAttributes
Term Name: eventID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/eventID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:An identifier for the event. May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/eventID
Details:eventID
Term Name: samplingProtocol
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/samplingProtocol
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:The name of, reference to, or description of the method or protocol used for the event.
Comment:Examples: "UV light trap", "mist net", "bottom trawl", "ad hoc observation", "point count". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/samplingProtocol
Details:samplingProtocol
Term Name: verbatimEventDate
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimEventDate
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:The verbatim original representation of the date and time information for the event.
Comment:Examples: "spring 1910", "Marzo 2002", "1999-03-XX", "17IV1934". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/verbatimEventDate
Details:verbatimEventDate
Term Name: eventDate
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/eventDate
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:The date-time or interval during which a event occurred. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as ISO 8601:2004(E).
Comment:Examples: "1963-03-08T14:07-0600" is 8 Mar 1963 2:07pm in the time zone six hours earlier than UTC, "2009-02-20T08:40Z" is 20 Feb 2009 8:40am UTC, "1809-02-12" is 12 Feb 1809, "1906-06" is Jun 1906, "1971" is just that year, "2007-03-01T13:00:00Z/2008-05-11T15:30:00Z" is the interval between 1 Mar 2007 1pm UTC and 11 May 2008 3:30pm UTC, "2007-11-13/15" is the interval between 13 Nov 2007 and 15 Nov 2007. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/eventDate
Details:eventDate
Term Name: eventTime
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/eventTime
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:The time or interval during which a event occurred. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as ISO 8601:2004(E).
Comment:Examples: "14:07-0600" is 2:07pm in the time zone six hours earlier than UTC, "08:40:21Z" is 8:40:21am UTC, "13:00:00Z/15:30:00Z" is the interval between 1pm UTC and 3:30pm UTC. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/eventTime
Details:eventTime
Term Name: startDayOfYear
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/startDayOfYear
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:The earliest ordinal day of the year on which the event occurred (1 for January 1, 365 for December 31, except in a leap year, in which case it is 366).
Comment:Examples: "1" (=1 Jan), "366" (=31 Dec), "365" (=30 Dec in a leap year, 31 Dec in a non-leap year). For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/startDayOfYear
Details:startDayOfYear
Term Name: endDayOfYear
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/endDayOfYear
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:The latest ordinal day of the year on which the event occurred (1 for January 1, 365 for December 31, except in a leap year, in which case it is 366).
Comment:Examples: "1" (=1 Jan), "366" (=31 Dec), "365" (=30 Dec in a leap year, 31 Dec in a non-leap year). For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/endDayOfYear
Details:endDayOfYear
Term Name: year
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/year
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:The four-digit year in which the event occurred, according to the Common Era Calendar.
Comment:Example: "2008". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/year
Details:year
Term Name: month
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/month
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:The ordinal month in which the event occurred.
Comment:Example: "10" (=October). For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/month
Details:month
Term Name: day
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/day
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:The two-digit day of the month on which the event occurred.
Comment:Example: "28". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/day
Details:day
Term Name: habitat
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/habitat
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:A category or description of the habitat in which the event occurred. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Example: "oak savanna", "pre-cordilleran steppe". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/habitat
Details:habitat
Term Name: recordedBy
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/recordedBy
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of names of people, groups, or organizations responsible for recording the original occurrence. The primary collector or observer, especially one who applies a personal identifier (recordNumber), should be listed first.
Comment:Example: "Oliver P. Pearson, Anita K. Pearson" where the value in recordNumber "OPP 7101" corresponds to the number for the specimen in the field catalog (collector number) of Oliver P. Pearson. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/recordedBy
Details:recordedBy
Term Name: recordNumber
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/recordNumber
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:An identifier given to the occurrence at the time it was recorded. Often serves as a link between field notes and an occurrence record, such as a specimen collector's number.
Comment:Example: "OPP 7101". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/recordNumber
Details:recordNumber
Term Name: fieldNumber
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/fieldNumber
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:An identifier given to the event in the field. Often serves as a link between field notes and the event.
Comment:Example: "RV Sol 87-03-08". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/fieldNumber
Details:fieldNumber
Term Name: fieldNotes
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/fieldNotes
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:One of a) an indicator of the existence of, b) a reference to (publication, URI), or c) the text of notes taken in the field about the occurrence.
Comment:Example: "notes available in Grinnell-Miller Library". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/fieldNotes
Details:fieldNotes
Term Name: eventRemarks
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/eventRemarks
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:Comments or notes about the event.
Comment:Example: "after the recent rains the river is nearly at flood stage". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/eventRemarks
Details:eventRemarks
Term Name: eventAttributes
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/eventAttributes
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Event
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of additional measurements or characteristics of the Event.
Comment:Example: "Relative humidity: 28%; Temperature: 22 Celcius; Sample size: 10 kg". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/eventAttributes
Details:eventAttributes
Term Name: locationID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locationID
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:An identifier for the location. May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/locationID
Details:locationID
Term Name: higherGeographyID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/higherGeographyID
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:A unique identifier for the geographic region within with the location occurred. Recommended best practice is to use an persistent identifier from a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
Comment:Example: "TGN: 1002002" for Prov. Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/higherGeographyID
Details:higherGeographyID
Term Name: higherGeography
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/higherGeography
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of geographic names less specific than the information in the Locality term. "LIKE" or "contains" substring query operations can be used with this element to find matching geographic names. This can be useful if it is unclear in which atomized term a name might be found, and in cases where there is no other appropriate geographic element.
Comment:Example: "South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Neuquén, Los Lagos" with accompanying values "South America" in Continent, "Argentina" in Country, "Neuquén" in StateProvince, and Los Lagos in County. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/higherGeography
Details:higherGeography
Term Name: continent
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/continent
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The full, unabbreviated name of the continent on which the event occurred. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names or the ISO 3166 Continent code.
Comment:Example: "Antarctica". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/continent
Details:continent
Term Name: waterBody
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/waterBody
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The full, unabbreviated name of the water body in which the event occurred. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
Comment:Example: "Indian Ocean", "Baltic Sea". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/waterBody
Details:waterBody
Term Name: islandGroup
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/islandGroup
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The full, unabbreviated name of the island group in which the event occurred. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
Comment:Example: "Alexander Archipelago". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/islandGroup
Details:islandGroup
Term Name: island
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/island
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The full, unabbreviated name of the island in which the event occurred. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
Comment:Example: "Isla Victoria". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/island
Details:island
Term Name: country
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/country
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The full, unabbreviated name of the country or major political unit in which the event occurred. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
Comment:Examples: "Denmark", "Colombia", "España". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/country
Details:country
Term Name: countryCode
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/countryCode
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The standard code for the country in which the event occurred. Recommended best practice is to used ISO 3166 3-letter country code.
Comment:Examples: "ARG" for Argentina, "SLV" for El Salvador. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/countryCode
Details:countryCode
Term Name: stateProvince
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/stateProvince
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The full, unabbreviated name of the next smaller political region than Country (state, province, canton, department, region, etc.) in which event occurred.
Comment:Examples: "Montana", "Minas Gerais", "Córdoba". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/stateProvince
Details:stateProvince
Term Name: county
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/county
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The full, unabbreviated name of the next smaller political region than StateProvince (county, shire, municipality, etc.) in which the event occurred.
Comment:Examples: "Missoula", "Los Lagos", "Mataró". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/county
Details:county
Term Name: locality
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locality
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The specific place where the event occurred. More general geographic information can be provided in other geographic terms (HigherGeography, Continent, Country, StateProvince, County, WaterBody, Island, IslandGroup). This term may contain a description modified from the the original to correct perceived errors or standardize the description.
Comment:Example: "Bariloche, 25 km NNE via Ruta Nacional 40 (=Ruta 237)". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/locality
Details:locality
Term Name: verbatimLocality
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimLocality
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The original description of the specific place where the event occurred.
Comment:Example: "25 km NNE Bariloche por R. Nac. 237". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/verbatimLocality
Details:verbatimLocality
Term Name: verbatimElevation
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimElevation
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The original description of the elevation (altitude, usually above sea level) at which the event occurred.
Comment:Example: "100-200 m". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/verbatimElevation
Details:verbatimElevation
Term Name: minimumElevationInMeters
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/minimumElevationInMeters
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The lower limit of the range of elevation (altitude, usually above sea level), in meters, at which the event occurred.
Comment:Example: "100". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/minimumElevationInMeters
Details:minimumElevationInMeters
Term Name: maximumElevationInMeters
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/maximumElevationInMeters
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The upper limit of the range of elevation (altitude, usually above sea level), in meters, at which the event occurred.
Comment:Example: "200". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/maximumElevationInMeters
Details:maximumElevationInMeters
Term Name: verbatimDepth
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimDepth
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The original description of the depth (below the local surface) at which the event occurred.
Comment:Example: "100-200 m". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/verbatimDepth
Details:verbatimDepth
Term Name: minimumDepthInMeters
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/minimumDepthInMeters
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The lesser depth in meters of a range of depth (below the local surface) at with the event occurred.
Comment:Example: "100". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/minimumDepthInMeters
Details:minimumDepthInMeters
Term Name: maximumDepthInMeters
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/maximumDepthInMeters
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The greater depth in meters of a range of depth (below the local surface) at with the event occurred.
Comment:Example: "200". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/maximumDepthInMeters
Details:maximumDepthInMeters
Term Name: minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The lesser distance in meters in a range of distance (from the nearest surface in the vertical direction; positive for above, negative for below) at which the event occurred.
Comment:Example: 1.5 meter sediment core from the bottom of a lake (at depth 20m) at 300m elevation; VerbatimElevation: "300m" MinimumElevationInMeters: "300", MaximumElevationInMeters: "300", VerbatimDepth: "20m", MinumumDepthInMeters: "20", MaximumDepthInMeters: "20", DistanceAboveSurfaceInMetersMinimum: "0", DistanceAboveSurfaceInMetersMaximum: "-1.5". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Details:minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Term Name: maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The greater distance in meters in a range of distance (from the nearest surface in the vertical direction; positive for above, negative for below) at which the event occurred.
Comment:Example: 1.5 meter sediment core from the bottom of a lake (at depth 20m) at 300m elevation; VerbatimElevation: "300m" MinimumElevationInMeters: "300", MaximumElevationInMeters: "300", VerbatimDepth: "20m", MinumumDepthInMeters: "20", MaximumDepthInMeters: "20", DistanceAboveSurfaceInMetersMinimum: "0", DistanceAboveSurfaceInMetersMaximum: "-1.5". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Details:maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Term Name: decimalLatitude
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the coordinate reference system given in GeodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it.
Comment:Example: "-41.0983423". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/decimalLatitude
Details:decimalLatitude
Term Name: decimalLongitude
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the coordinate reference system given in GeodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it.
Comment:Example: "-121.1761111". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/decimalLongitude
Details:decimalLongitude
Term Name: geodeticDatum
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/geodeticDatum
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The geodetic datum (or ellipsoid) for the geographic coordinates in DecimalLatitude, DecimalLongitude, VerbatimCoordinates, VerbatimLatitude, and VerbatimLongitude. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the EPSG code.
Comment:Examples: "EPSG:4326", "WGS84", "NAD27", "Campo Inchauspe", "European 1950", "Clarke 1866". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/geodeticDatum
Details:geodeticDatum
Term Name: coordinateUncertaintyInMeters
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/coordinateUncertaintyInMeters
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The upper limit of the distance (in meters) from the given DecimalLatitude and DecimalLongitude describing a circle within which the whole of the location is contained. Leave the value empty if the uncertainty is unknown, cannot be estimated, or is not applicable (because there are no coordinates). Zero is not a valid value for this term.
Comment:Example: "30" (reasonable lower limit of a GPS reading under good conditions if the actual precision was not recorded at the time). For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/coordinateUncertaintyInMeters
Details:coordinateUncertaintyInMeters
Term Name: coordinatePrecision
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/coordinatePrecision
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:A decimal representation of the precision of the coordinates given in the DecimalLatitude and DecimalLongitude.
Comment:Examples: "0.00001" (normal GPS limit for decimal degrees), "0.000278" (nearest second), "0.01667" (nearest minute), "1.0" (nearest degree). For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/coordinatePrecision
Details:coordinatePrecision
Term Name: pointRadiusSpatialFit
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/pointRadiusSpatialFit
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The ratio of the area of the point-radius (DecimalLatitude, DecimalLongitude, CoordinateUncertaintyInMeters) to the area of the true (original, or most specific) spatial representation of the location. Legal values are 0, greater than or equal to 1, or undefined. A value of 1 is an exact match or 100% overlap. A value of 0 should be used if the given point-radius does not completely contain the original representation. The PointRadiusSpatialFit is undefined (and should be left blank) if the original representation is a point without uncertainty and the given georeference is not that same point (without uncertainty). If both the original and the given georeference are the same point, the PointRadiusSpatialFit is 1.
Comment:Detailed explanations with graphical examples can be found in the "Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing" (Chapman and Wieczorek, eds. 2006). For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/pointRadiusSpatialFit
Details:pointRadiusSpatialFit
Term Name: verbatimCoordinates
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimCoordinates
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The original spatial coordinates of the place where the event occurred. The coordinate reference system (datum, ellipsoid) for these coordinates should be stored in GeodeticDatum and the coordinate system should be stored in VerbatimCoordinateSystem.
Comment:Example: "41 05 54S 121 05 34W". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/verbatimCoordinates
Details:verbatimCoordinates
Term Name: verbatimLatitude
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimLatitude
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The verbatim original latitude of the place where the event occurred. The coordinate reference system (datum, ellipsoid) for these coordinates should be stored in GeodeticDatum and the coordinate system should be stored in VerbatimCoordinateSystem.
Comment:Example: "41 05 54.03S". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/verbatimLatitude
Details:verbatimLatitude
Term Name: verbatimLongitude
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimLongitude
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The verbatim original longitude of the place where the event occurred. The coordinate reference system (datum, ellipsoid) for these coordinates should be stored in GeodeticDatum and the coordinate system should be stored in VerbatimCoordinateSystem.
Comment:Example: "121d 10' 34" W". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/verbatimLongitude
Details:verbatimLongitude
Term Name: georeferencedBy
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/georeferencedBy
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The name(s) of the person(s) who determined the georeference for the Location.
Comment:Example: "Heather Constable, Carol Spencer". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/georeferencedBy
Details:georeferencedBy
Term Name: georeferenceProtocol
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/georeferenceProtocol
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:A description or reference to the methods used to determine the spatial footprint, coordinates, and uncertainties.
Comment:Examples: "Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing" (Chapman and Wieczorek, eds. 2006), Global Biodiversity Information Facility.", "MaNIS/HerpNet/ORNIS Georeferencing Guidelines", "BioGeomancer". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/georeferenceProtocol
Details:georeferenceProtocol
Term Name: verbatimCoordinateSystem
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimCoordinateSystem
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The spatial coordinate system for the VerbatimLatitude and VerbatimLongitude or the VerbatimCoordinates of the place where the event occurred. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples: "decimal degrees", "degrees decimal minutes", "degrees minutes seconds", "UTM", "Gauss-Kruger". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/verbatimCoordinateSystem
Details:verbatimCoordinateSystem
Term Name: georeferenceSources
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/georeferenceSources
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of maps, gazetteers, or other resources used to georeference the locality, described specifically enough to allow anyone in the future to use the same resource to georeference the same locality.
Comment:Examples: "USGS 1:24000 Florence Montana Quad", "Terrametrics 2008 on Google Earth". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/georeferenceSources
Details:georeferenceSources
Term Name: georeferenceVerificationStatus
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/georeferenceVerificationStatus
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:A categorical description of the extent to which the georeference has been verified to represent the location where the specimen or observation was collected. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples: "requires verification", "verified by collector", "verified by curator". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/georeferenceVerificationStatus
Details:georeferenceVerificationStatus
Term Name: georeferenceRemarks
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/georeferenceRemarks
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:Notes or comments about the spatial description determination, explaining assumptions made in addition or opposition to the those formalized in the method referred to in GeoreferenceProtocol.
Comment:Example: "assumed distance by road (Hwy. 101)". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/georeferenceRemarks
Details:georeferenceRemarks
Term Name: footprintWKT
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/footprintWKT
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:A Well-Known Text (WKT) representation of the the shape (footprint, geometry) that defines the location of the occurrence. The location may have both a point-radius representation (see DecimalLatitude) and a footprint representation, and they may differ from each other for a given location.
Comment:Example: the one-degree bounding box with opposite corners at (longitude=10, latitude=20) and (longitude=11, latitude=21) would be expressed in well-known text as POLYGON ((10 20, 11 20, 11 21, 10 21, 10 20)). For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/footprintWKT
Details:footprintWKT
Term Name: footprintSpatialFit
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/footprintSpatialFit
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:The ratio of the area of the footprint (FootprintWKT) to the area of the true (original, or most specific) spatial representation of the location. Legal values are 0, greater than or equal to 1, or undefined. A value of 1 is an exact match or 100% overlap. A value of 0 should be used if the given footprint does not completely contain the original representation. The FootprintSpatialFit is undefined (and should be left blank) if the original representation is a point and the given georeference is not that same point. If both the original and the given georeference are the same point, the FootprintSpatialFit is 1.
Comment:Detailed explanations with graphical examples can be found in the "Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing" (Chapman and Wieczorek, eds. 2006). For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/footprintSpatialFit
Details:footprintSpatialFit
Term Name: locationRemarks
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locationRemarks
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:Comments or notes about the location.
Comment:Example: "under water since 2005". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/locationRemarks
Details:locationRemarks
Term Name: locationAttributes
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locationAttributes
Has Domain:http://purl.org/dc/terms/Location
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of additional measurements, facts, characteristics, or assertions about the Location.
Comment:Example: "aspectheading=277; slopeindegrees=6". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/locationAttributes
Details:locationAttributes
Term Name: identificationID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/identificationID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Definition:An identifier for the Identification (the body of information associated with the assignment of a scientific name). May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/identificationID
Details:identificationID
Term Name: identifiedBy
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/identifiedBy
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Definition:The name(s) of the person(s) who assigned the ScientificName.
Comment:Example: "James L. Patton". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/identifiedBy
Details:identifiedBy
Term Name: dateIdentified
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/dateIdentified
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Definition:The date on which the subject was identified as representing the taxon given in the ScientificName. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as ISO 8601:2004(E).
Comment:Examples: "1963-03-08T14:07-0600" is 8 Mar 1963 2:07pm in the time zone six hours earlier than UTC, "2009-02-20T08:40Z" is 20 Feb 2009 8:40am UTC, "1809-02-12" is 12 Feb 1809, "1906-06" is Jun 1906, "1971" is just that year, "2007-03-01T13:00:00Z/2008-05-11T15:30:00Z" is the interval between 1 Mar 2007 1pm UTC and 11 May 2008 3:30pm UTC, "2007-11-13/15" is the interval between 13 Nov 2007 and 15 Nov 2007. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/dateIdentified
Details:dateIdentified
Term Name: identificationReferences
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/identificationReferences
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of references (publication, global unique identifier, URI) used in the Identification.
Comment:Example: "Aves del Noroeste Patagonico. Christie et al. 2004.". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/identificationReferences
Details:identificationReferences
Term Name: identificationRemarks
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/identificationRemarks
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Definition:Comments or notes about the Identification.
Comment:Example: "Distinguished between Anthus correndera and Anthus hellmayri based on the comparative lengths of the uñas.". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/identificationRemarks
Details:identificationRemarks
Term Name: previousIdentifications
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/previousIdentifications
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of previous assignments of names to the subject.
Comment:Example: "Anthus sp., field ID by G. Iglesias; Anthus correndera, expert ID by C. Cicero 2009-02-12 based on morphology". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/previousIdentifications
Details:previousIdentifications
Term Name: identificationQualifier
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/identificationQualifier
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Definition:A brief phrase or a standard term ("cf.", "aff.") to express the identifier's doubts about the Identification.
Comment:Examples: 1) For the determination "Quercus aff. agrifolia var. oxyadenia", IdentificationQualifier would be "aff. agrifolia var. oxyadenia" with accompanying values "Quercus" in Genus, "agrifolia" in SpecificEpithet, "oxyadenia" in InfraspecificEpithet, and "var." in InfraspecificRank. 2) For the determination "Quercus agrifolia cf. var. oxyadenia", IdentificationQualifier would be "cf. var. oxyadenia " with accompanying values "Quercus" in Genus, "agrifolia" in SpecificEpithet, "oxyadenia" in InfraspecificEpithet, and "var." in InfraspecificRank. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/identificationQualifier
Details:identificationQualifier
Term Name: typeStatus
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/typeStatus
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of nomenclatural types (type status, typified ScientificName, publication) applied to the subject.
Comment:Example: "holotype of Ctenomys sociabilis. Pearson O. P., and M. I. Christie. 1985. Historia Natural, 5(37):388". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/typeStatus
Details:typeStatus
Term Name: identificationAttributes
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/identificationAttributes
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Identification
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of additional measurements, facts, characteristics, or assertions about the Identification.
Comment:Example: "natureOfID=expert identification; identificationEvidence=cytochrome B sequence". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/identificationAttributes
Details:identificationAttributes
Term Name: taxonID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/taxonID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:A unique identifier for the taxon (a name in a classification).
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/taxonID
Details:taxonID
Term Name: scientificName
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/scientificName
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The taxon name (with date and authorship information if applicable) of the lowest level taxonomic rank that can be applied. Identifier qualifications should be supplied in the IdentificationQualifier term rather than here.
Comment:Examples: "Coleoptera" (order), "Vespertilionidae" (family), "Manis" (genus), "Ctenomys sociabilis" (binomial), "Ambystoma tigrinum diaboli" (binomial + InfraspecificEpithet), "Quercus agrifolia var. oxyadenia (Torr.) J.T. Howell" (binomial + TaxonRank + InfraspecificEpithet + ScientificNameAuthorship). For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/scientificName
Details:scientificName
Term Name: higherTaxonID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/higherTaxonID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:A unique identifier for the taxon that is the parent of this taxon in a classification.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/higherTaxonID
Details:higherTaxonID
Term Name: higherTaxon
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/higherTaxon
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of the names for the taxonomic ranks less specific than that given in the ScientificName.
Comment:Example: "Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Theria, Eutheria, Rodentia, Hystricognatha, Hystricognathi, Ctenomyidae, Ctenomyini, Ctenomys". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/higherTaxon
Details:higherTaxon
Term Name: kingdom
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/kingdom
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The name of the kingdom in which the ScientificName is classified.
Comment:Example: "Animalia". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/kingdom
Details:kingdom
Term Name: phylum
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/phylum
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The name of the phlyum (or division) in which the ScientificName is classified.
Comment:Example: "Chordata". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/phylum
Details:phylum
Term Name: class
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/class
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The name of the class in which the ScientificName is classified.
Comment:Example: "Mammalia". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/class
Details:class
Term Name: order
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/order
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The name of the order in which the ScientificName is classified.
Comment:Example: "Rodentia". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/order
Details:order
Term Name: family
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/family
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The name of the family in which the ScientificName is classified.
Comment:Example: "Ctenomyidae". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/family
Details:family
Term Name: genus
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/genus
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The name of the genus in which the ScientificName is classified.
Comment:Example: "Quercus". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/genus
Details:genus
Term Name: subgenus
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/subgenus
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The name of the subgenus in which the ScientificName is classified.
Comment:Example: "Strobus" subgenus of Pinus. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/subgenus
Details:subgenus
Term Name: specificEpithet
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/specificEpithet
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The name of the first or species epithet of the ScientificName.
Comment:Example: "agrifolia". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/specificEpithet
Details:specificEpithet
Term Name: taxonRank
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/taxonRank
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The taxonomic rank of the most specific name in the ScientificName. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples: "subsp.", "var.", "forma". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/taxonRank
Details:taxonRank
Term Name: infraspecificEpithet
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/infraspecificEpithet
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The name of the second or subspecies epithet of the ScientificName.
Comment:Example: "oxyadenia". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/infraspecificEpithet
Details:infraspecificEpithet
Term Name: scientificNameAuthorship
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/scientificNameAuthorship
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The authorship information for the ScientificName formatted according to the conventions of the applicable NomenclaturalCode.
Comment:Example: "(Torr.) J.T. Howell". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/scientificNameAuthorship
Details:scientificNameAuthorship
Term Name: nomenclaturalCode
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/nomenclaturalCode
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The nomenclatural code under which the ScientificName is constructed. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples: "ICBN", "ICZN", "BC", "ICNCP", "BioCode". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/nomenclaturalCode
Details:nomenclaturalCode
Term Name: taxonAccordingTo
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/taxonAccordingTo
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:Information about the authorship of this taxon concept which uses the ScientificName in their sense (secundum, sensu). Could be a publication (identification key), institution or team of individuals.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/taxonAccordingTo
Details:taxonAccordingTo
Term Name: namePublishedIn
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/namePublishedIn
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:A full literature reference to the first (original) valid publication of the ScientificName.
Comment:Example: "Pearson O. P., and M. I. Christie. 1985. Historia Natural, 5(37):388". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/namePublishedIn
Details:namePublishedIn
Term Name: taxonomicStatus
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/taxonomicStatus
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The status of the use of the ScientificName as a label for a taxon. Requires taxonomic opinion to define the scope of a taxon. Rules of priority then are used to define the taxonomic status of the nomenclature contained in that scope, combined with the experts opinion. It must be linked to a specific taxonomic reference that defines the concept. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Example: "invalid", "misapplied", "homotypic synonym", "accepted". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/taxonomicStatus
Details:taxonomicStatus
Term Name: nomenclaturalStatus
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/nomenclaturalStatus
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The status related to the original publication of the name and its conformance to the relevant rules of nomenclature. It is based essentially on an algorithm according to the business rules of the code. It requires no taxonomic opinion.
Comment:Examples: "nom. ambig.", "nom. illeg.", "nom. subnud.". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/nomenclaturalStatus
Details:nomenclaturalStatus
Term Name: acceptedTaxonID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/acceptedTaxonID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:A unique identifier for the AcceptedTaxon.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/acceptedTaxonID
Details:acceptedTaxonID
Term Name: acceptedTaxon
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/acceptedTaxon
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The currently valid (zoological) or accepted (botanical) name for the ScientificName.
Comment:Example: "Tamias minimus" valid name for "Eutamias minimus". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/acceptedTaxon
Details:acceptedTaxon
Term Name: basionymID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/basionymID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:A unique identifier for the Basionym.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/basionymID
Details:basionymID
Term Name: basionym
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/basionym
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:The basionym (botany) or basonym (bacteriology) of the ScientificName.
Comment:Example: "Pinus abies". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/basionym
Details:basionym
Term Name: taxonRemarks
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/taxonRemarks
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:Comments or notes about the Taxon.
Comment:Example: "this name is a misspelling in common use". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/taxonRemarks
Details:taxonRemarks
Term Name: taxonAttributes
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/taxonAttributes
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/Taxon
Definition:A list (concatenated and separated) of additional measurements, facts, characteristics, or assertions about the Taxon.
Comment:Example: "iucnstatus=vulnerable; distribution=Neuquen, Argentina". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/taxonAttributes
Details:taxonAttributes
Term Name: resourceRelationshipID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/resourceRelationshipID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ResourceRelationship
Definition:An identifier for an instance of relationship between one resource (subject) and another (relatedResource, object).
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/resourceRelationshipID
Details:resourceRelationshipID
Term Name: resourceID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/resourceID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ResourceRelationship
Definition:A unique identifier for the resource that is the subject of the relationship.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/resourceID
Details:resourceID
Term Name: relatedResourceID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/relatedResourceID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ResourceRelationship
Definition:A unique identifier for a related resource.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/relatedResourceID
Details:relatedResourceID
Term Name: relationshipOfResource
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/relationshipOfResource
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ResourceRelationship
Definition:The relationship of the resource identified by relatedResourceID to the subject (optionally identified by the resourceID). Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples: "duplicate of", "mother of", "endoparasite of", "host to", "sibling of", "valid synonym of", "located within". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/relationshipOfResource
Details:relationshipOfResource
Term Name: relationshipAccordingTo
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/relationshipAccordingTo
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ResourceRelationship
Definition:The source (person, organization, publication, reference) establishing the relationship between the two resources.
Comment:Example: "Julie Woodruff". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/relationshipAccordingTo
Details:relationshipAccordingTo
Term Name: relationshipEstablishedDate
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/relationshipEstablishedDate
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ResourceRelationship
Definition:The date-time on which the relationship between the two resources was established.
Comment:Examples: "1963-03-08T14:07-0600" is 8 Mar 1963 2:07pm in the time zone six hours earlier than UTC, "2009-02-20T08:40Z" is 20 Feb 2009 8:40am UTC, "1809-02-12" is 12 Feb 1809, "1906-06" is Jun 1906, "1971" is just that year, "2007-03-01T13:00:00Z/2008-05-11T15:30:00Z" is the interval between 1 Mar 2007 1pm UTC and 11 May 2008 3:30pm UTC, "2007-11-13/15" is the interval between 13 Nov 2007 and 15 Nov 2007. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/relationshipEstablishedDate
Details:relationshipEstablishedDate
Term Name: relationshipRemarks
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/relationshipRemarks
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ResourceRelationship
Definition:Comments or notes about the relationship between the two resources.
Comment:Examples: "mother and offspring collected from the same nest", "pollinator captured in the act". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/relationshipRemarks
Details:relationshipRemarks
Term Name: measurementID
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementID
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Definition:An identifier for the measurementOrFact. May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set.
Comment: For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/measurementID
Details:measurementID
Term Name: measurementType
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementType
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Definition:The nature of the measurement, fact, characteristic, or assertion. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
Comment:Examples: "tail length", "temperature", "trap line length", "survey area", "trap type". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/measurementType
Details:measurementType
Term Name: measurementValue
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementValue
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Definition:The value of the measurement, fact, characteristic, or assertion.
Comment:Examples: "45", "20", "1", "14.5", "UV-light". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/measurementValue
Details:measurementValue
Term Name: measurementAccuracy
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementAccuracy
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Definition:The description of the potential error associated with the measurementValue.
Comment:Examples: "0.01", "normal distribution with variation of 2 m". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/measurementAccuracy
Details:measurementAccuracy
Term Name: measurementUnit
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementUnit
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Definition:The units associated with the measurementValue. Recommended best practice is to use the International System of Units (SI).
Comment:Examples: "mm", "C", "km", "ha". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/measurementUnit
Details:measurementUnit
Term Name: measurementDeterminedDate
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementDeterminedDate
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Definition:The date on which the the MeasurementOrFact was made. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as ISO 8601:2004(E).
Comment:Examples: "1963-03-08T14:07-0600" is 8 Mar 1963 2:07pm in the time zone six hours earlier than UTC, "2009-02-20T08:40Z" is 20 Feb 2009 8:40am UTC, "1809-02-12" is 12 Feb 1809, "1906-06" is Jun 1906, "1971" is just that year, "2007-03-01T13:00:00Z/2008-05-11T15:30:00Z" is the interval between 1 Mar 2007 1pm UTC and 11 May 2008 3:30pm UTC, "2007-11-13/15" is the interval between 13 Nov 2007 and 15 Nov 2007. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/measurementDeterminedDate
Details:measurementDeterminedDate
Term Name: measurementDeterminedBy
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementDeterminedBy
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Definition:The agent responsible for having determined the value of the MeasurementOrFact.
Comment:Example: "Javier de la Torre". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/measurementDeterminedBy
Details:measurementDeterminedBy
Term Name: measurementMethod
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementMethod
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Definition:A description of or reference to (publication, URI) the methodor protocol used to determine the measurement, fact, characteristic, or assertion.
Comment:Examples: "minimum convex polygon around burrow entrances" for a home range area, "barometric altimeter" for an elevation. For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/measurementMethod
Details:measurementMethod
Term Name: measurementRemarks
Identifier:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementRemarks
Has Domain:http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MeasurementOrFact
Definition:Comments or notes accompanying the MeasurementOrFact.
Comment:Example: "tip of tail missing". For discussion see http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/wiki/measurementRemarks
Details:measurementRemarks

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