Darwin Core Event

dwc:Event

The category of information pertaining to a sampling event.

Link: http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#Event


Properties



Record-level

type
The nature or genre of the resource. For Darwin Core, recommended best practice is to use the name of the class that defines the root of the record.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#dcterms:type
Examples: "StillImage", "MovingImage", "Sound", "PhysicalObject", "Event"
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/type
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type Dublin Core Type Vocabulary
Requiredfalse
modified
The most recent date-time on which the resource was changed. For Darwin Core, recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as ISO 8601:2004(E)
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#dcterms:modified
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
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type date
Requiredfalse
language
A language of the resource. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as RFC 4646 [RFC4646]
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#dcterms:language
Examples: "en" for English, "es" for Spanish
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/language
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
license
A legal document giving official permission to do something with the resource.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#dcterms:license
Examples: "http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode", "http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode"
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/license
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
rightsHolder
A person or organization owning or managing rights over the resource
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#dcterms:rightsHolder
Examples: "The Regents of the University of California."
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/rightsHolder
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
accessRights
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
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#dcterms:accessRights
Examples: "not-for-profit use only"
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/accessRights
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
bibliographicCitation
A bibliographic reference for the resource as a statement indicating how this record should be cited (attributed) when used. Recommended practice is to include sufficient bibliographic detail to identify the resource as unambiguously as possible
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#dcterms:bibliographicCitation
Examples: "Ctenomys sociabilis (MVZ 165861)" for a specimen, "Oliver P. Pearson. 1985. Los tuco-tucos (genera Ctenomys) de los Parques Nacionales Lanin y Nahuel Huapi, Argentina Historia Natural, 5(37):337-343." for a Taxon
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/bibliographicCitation
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
references
A URL to a related resource that is referenced, cited, or otherwise pointed to by the described resource. Often another webpage showing the same, but richer resource
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#dcterms:references
Examples: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=552479
Qualified Namehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/references
Namespacehttp://purl.org/dc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type uri
Requiredfalse
institutionID
An identifier for the institution having custody of the object(s) or information referred to in the record.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#institutionID
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/institutionID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
datasetID
An identifier for the set of data. May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to a collection or institution.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#datasetID
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/datasetID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
datasetName
The name identifying the data set from which the record was derived.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#datasetName
Examples: "Grinnell Resurvey Mammals", "Lacey Ctenomys Recaptures"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/datasetName
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
ownerInstitutionCode
The name (or acronym) in use by the institution having ownership of the object(s) or information referred to in the record.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#ownerInstitutionCode
Examples: "NPS", "APN", "InBio"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/ownerInstitutionCode
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
informationWithheld
Additional information that exists, but that has not been shared in the given record.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#informationWithheld
Examples: "location information not given for endangered species", "collector identities withheld", "ask about tissue samples"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/informationWithheld
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
dataGeneralizations
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.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#dataGeneralizations
Examples: "Coordinates generalized from original GPS coordinates to the nearest half degree grid cell"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/dataGeneralizations
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
dynamicProperties
A list (concatenated and separated) of additional measurements, facts, characteristics, or assertions about the record. Meant to provide a mechanism for structured content such as key-value pairs. The recommended best practice is to use a key:value encoding schema such as JSON.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#dynamicProperties
Examples: "{"heightInMeters":1.5}", "{"tragusLengthInMeters":0.014, "weightInGrams":120}", "{"natureOfID":"expert identification", "identificationEvidence":"cytochrome B sequence"}", "{"relativeHumidity":28, "airTemperatureInCelcius":22, "sampleSizeInKilograms":10}", "{"aspectHeading":277, "slopeInDegrees":6}", "{"iucnStatus":"vulnerable", "taxonDistribution":"Neuquén, Argentina"}"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/dynamicProperties
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupRecord-level
Data Type string
Requiredfalse

Event

eventID
An identifier for the set of information associated with an Event (something that occurs at a place and time). May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#eventID
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/eventID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
parentEventID
An event identifier for the super event which is composed of one or more sub-sampling events. The value must refer to an existing eventID. If the identifier is local it must exist within the given dataset. May be a globally unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#parentEventID
Examples: "A1" as parentEventID to identify the main Whittaker Plot in nested samples, each with its own eventID (e.g., "A1:1", "A1:2").
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/parentEventID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
samplingProtocol
The name of, reference to, or description of the method or protocol used during an Event.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#samplingProtocol
Examples: "UV light trap", "mist net", "bottom trawl", "ad hoc observation", "point count", "Penguins from space: faecal stains reveal the location of emperor penguin colonies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2009.00467.x", "Takats et al. 2001. Guidelines for Nocturnal Owl Monitoring in North America. Beaverhill Bird Observatory and Bird Studies Canada, Edmonton, Alberta. 32 pp.", "http://www.bsc-eoc.org/download/Owl.pdf"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/samplingProtocol
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
sampleSizeValue
A numeric value for a measurement of the size (time duration, length, area, or volume) of a sample in a sampling event.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#sampleSizeValue
Examples: A sampleSizeValue must have a corresponding sampleSizeUnit. Example: "5" for sampleSizeValue with "metre" for sampleSizeUnit.
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/sampleSizeValue
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
sampleSizeUnit
The unit of measurement of the size (time duration, length, area, or volume) of a sample in a sampling event.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#sampleSizeUnit
Examples: A sampleSizeUnit must have a corresponding sampleSizeValue, e.g., "5" for sampleSizeValue with "metre" for sampleSizeUnit. Examples: "minute", "hour", "day", "metre", "square metre", "cubic metre". Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Ontology of Units of Measure http://www.wurvoc.org/vocabularies/om-1.8/ of SI units, derived units, or other non-SI units accepted for use within the SI (e.g., minute, hour, day, litre).
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/sampleSizeUnit
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type Unit of Measurement Vocabulary
Requiredfalse
samplingEffort
The amount of effort expended during an Event.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#samplingEffort
Examples: "40 trap-nights", "10 observer-hours; 10 km by foot; 30 km by car"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/samplingEffort
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
eventDate
The date-time or interval during which an Event occurred. For occurrences, this is the date-time when the event was recorded. Not suitable for a time in a geological context. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as ISO 8601:2004(E).
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#eventDate
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.
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/eventDate
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type date
Requiredfalse
eventTime
The time or interval during which an Event occurred. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as ISO 8601:2004(E).
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#eventTime
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.
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/eventTime
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
startDayOfYear
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).
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#startDayOfYear
Examples: "1" (=1 Jan), "366" (=31 Dec), "365" (=30 Dec in a leap year, 31 Dec in a non-leap year)
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/startDayOfYear
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type integer
Requiredfalse
endDayOfYear
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).
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#endDayOfYear
Examples: "1" (=1 Jan), "366" (=31 Dec), "365" (=30 Dec in a leap year, 31 Dec in a non-leap year)
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/endDayOfYear
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type integer
Requiredfalse
year
The four-digit year in which the Event occurred, according to the Common Era Calendar.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#year
Examples: "2008"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/year
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type integer
Requiredfalse
month
The ordinal month in which the Event occurred.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#month
Examples: "1" (=January), "10" (=October)
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/month
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type integer
Requiredfalse
day
The integer day of the month on which the Event occurred.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#day
Examples: "9", "28"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/day
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type integer
Requiredfalse
verbatimEventDate
The verbatim original representation of the date and time information for an Event.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#verbatimEventDate
Examples: "spring 1910", "Marzo 2002", "1999-03-XX", "17IV1934"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimEventDate
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
habitat
A category or description of the habitat in which the Event occurred.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#habitat
Examples: "oak savanna", "pre-cordilleran steppe"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/habitat
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
fieldNumber
An identifier given to the event in the field. Often serves as a link between field notes and the Event.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#fieldNumber
Examples: "RV Sol 87-03-08"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/fieldNumber
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
fieldNotes
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 Event.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#fieldNotes
Examples: "notes available in Grinnell-Miller Library"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/fieldNotes
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
eventRemarks
Comments or notes about the Event.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#eventRemarks
Examples: "after the recent rains the river is nearly at flood stage"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/eventRemarks
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupEvent
Data Type string
Requiredfalse

Location

locationID
An identifier for the set of location information (data associated with dcterms:Location). May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#locationID
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locationID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
higherGeographyID
An identifier for the geographic region within which the Location occurred. Recommended best practice is to use an persistent identifier from a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#higherGeographyID
Examples: "TGN: 1002002" for Prov. Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/higherGeographyID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
higherGeography
A list (concatenated and separated) of geographic names less specific than the information captured in the locality term. The recommended best practice is to separate the values with a vertical bar (' | ').
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#higherGeography
Examples: "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.
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/higherGeography
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
continent
The name of the continent in which the Location occurs. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names or the ISO 3166 Continent code.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#continent
Examples: "Antarctica"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/continent
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
waterBody
The name of the water body in which the Location occurs. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#waterBody
Examples: "Indian Ocean", "Baltic Sea"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/waterBody
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
islandGroup
The name of the island group in which the Location occurs. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#islandGroup
Examples: "Alexander Archipelago"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/islandGroup
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
island
The name of the island on or near which the Location occurs. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#island
Examples: "Isla Victoria"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/island
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
country
The name of the country or major administrative unit in which the Location occurs. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#country
Examples: "Denmark", "Colombia", "España"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/country
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
countryCode
The standard code for the country in which the Location occurs. Recommended best practice is to use ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 country codes.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#countryCode
Examples: "AR" for Argentina, "SV" for El Salvador
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/countryCode
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
stateProvince
The name of the next smaller administrative region than country (state, province, canton, department, region, etc.) in which the Location occurs.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#stateProvince
Examples: "Montana", "Minas Gerais", "Córdoba"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/stateProvince
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
county
The full, unabbreviated name of the next smaller administrative region than stateProvince (county, shire, department, etc.) in which the Location occurs.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#county
Examples: "Missoula", "Los Lagos", "Mataró"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/county
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
municipality
The full, unabbreviated name of the next smaller administrative region than county (city, municipality, etc.) in which the Location occurs. Do not use this term for a nearby named place that does not contain the actual location.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#municipality
Examples: "Holzminden"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/municipality
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
locality
The specific description of the place. Less specific geographic information can be provided in other geographic terms (higherGeography, continent, country, stateProvince, county, municipality, waterBody, island, islandGroup). This term may contain information modified from the original to correct perceived errors or standardize the description.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#locality
Examples: "Bariloche, 25 km NNE via Ruta Nacional 40 (=Ruta 237)"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locality
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
verbatimLocality
The original textual description of the place.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#verbatimLocality
Examples: "25 km NNE Bariloche por R. Nac. 237"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimLocality
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
verbatimElevation
The original description of the elevation (altitude, usually above sea level) of the Location.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#verbatimElevation
Examples: "100-200 m"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimElevation
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
minimumElevationInMeters
The lower limit of the range of elevation (altitude, usually above sea level), in meters.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#minimumElevationInMeters
Examples: "100"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/minimumElevationInMeters
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type decimal
Requiredfalse
maximumElevationInMeters
The upper limit of the range of elevation (altitude, usually above sea level), in meters.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#maximumElevationInMeters
Examples: "200"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/maximumElevationInMeters
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type decimal
Requiredfalse
verbatimDepth
The original description of the depth below the local surface.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#verbatimDepth
Examples: "100-200 m"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimDepth
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
minimumDepthInMeters
The lesser depth of a range of depth below the local surface, in meters.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#minimumDepthInMeters
Examples: "100"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/minimumDepthInMeters
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type decimal
Requiredfalse
maximumDepthInMeters
The greater depth of a range of depth below the local surface, in meters.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#maximumDepthInMeters
Examples: "200"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/maximumDepthInMeters
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type decimal
Requiredfalse
minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
The lesser distance in a range of distance from a reference surface in the vertical direction, in meters. Use positive values for locations above the surface, negative values for locations below. If depth measures are given, the reference surface is the location given by the depth, otherwise the reference surface is the location given by the elevation.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Examples: 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", MinimumDepthInMeters: "20", MaximumDepthInMeters: "20", minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters: "0", maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters: "-1.5"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type decimal
Requiredfalse
maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
The greater distance in a range of distance from a reference surface in the vertical direction, in meters. Use positive values for locations above the surface, negative values for locations below. If depth measures are given, the reference surface is the location given by the depth, otherwise the reference surface is the location given by the elevation.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Examples: 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", MinimumDepthInMeters: "20", MaximumDepthInMeters: "20", minimumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters: "0", maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters: "-1.5"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/maximumDistanceAboveSurfaceInMeters
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type decimal
Requiredfalse
locationAccordingTo
Information about the source of this Location information. Could be a publication (gazetteer), institution, or team of individuals.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#locationAccordingTo
Examples: "Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names", "GADM"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locationAccordingTo
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
locationRemarks
Comments or notes about the Location.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#locationRemarks
Examples: "under water since 2005"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/locationRemarks
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
verbatimCoordinates
The verbatim original spatial coordinates of the Location. The coordinate ellipsoid, geodeticDatum, or full Spatial Reference System (SRS) for these coordinates should be stored in verbatimSRS and the coordinate system should be stored in verbatimCoordinateSystem.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#verbatimCoordinates
Examples: "41 05 54S 121 05 34W", "17T 630000 4833400"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimCoordinates
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
verbatimLatitude
The verbatim original latitude of the Location. The coordinate ellipsoid, geodeticDatum, or full Spatial Reference System (SRS) for these coordinates should be stored in verbatimSRS and the coordinate system should be stored in verbatimCoordinateSystem.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#verbatimLatitude
Examples: "41 05 54.03S"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimLatitude
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
verbatimLongitude
The verbatim original longitude of the Location. The coordinate ellipsoid, geodeticDatum, or full Spatial Reference System (SRS) for these coordinates should be stored in verbatimSRS and the coordinate system should be stored in verbatimCoordinateSystem.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#verbatimLongitude
Examples: "121d 10' 34" W"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimLongitude
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
verbatimCoordinateSystem
The spatial coordinate system for the verbatimLatitude and verbatimLongitude or the verbatimCoordinates of the Location. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#verbatimCoordinateSystem
Examples: "decimal degrees", "degrees decimal minutes", "degrees minutes seconds", "UTM"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimCoordinateSystem
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
verbatimSRS
The ellipsoid, geodetic datum, or spatial reference system (SRS) upon which coordinates given in verbatimLatitude and verbatimLongitude, or verbatimCoordinates are based. Recommended best practice is use the EPSG code as a controlled vocabulary to provide an SRS, if known. Otherwise use a controlled vocabulary for the name or code of the geodetic datum, if known. Otherwise use a controlled vocabulary for the name or code of the ellipsoid, if known. If none of these is known, use the value "unknown".
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#verbatimSRS
Examples: "EPSG:4326", "WGS84", "NAD27", "Campo Inchauspe", "European 1950", "Clarke 1866"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimSRS
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
decimalLatitude
The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial 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. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#decimalLatitude
Examples: "-41.0983423"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type decimal
Requiredfalse
decimalLongitude
The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial 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. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#decimalLongitude
Examples: "-121.1761111"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type decimal
Requiredfalse
geodeticDatum
The ellipsoid, geodetic datum, or spatial reference system (SRS) upon which the geographic coordinates given in decimalLatitude and decimalLongitude as based. Recommended best practice is use the EPSG code as a controlled vocabulary to provide an SRS, if known. Otherwise use a controlled vocabulary for the name or code of the geodetic datum, if known. Otherwise use a controlled vocabulary for the name or code of the ellipsoid, if known. If none of these is known, use the value "unknown".
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#geodeticDatum
Examples: "EPSG:4326", "WGS84", "NAD27", "Campo Inchauspe", "European 1950", "Clarke 1866"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/geodeticDatum
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
coordinateUncertaintyInMeters
The horizontal distance (in meters) from the given decimalLatitude and decimalLongitude describing the smallest circle containing the whole of the Location. 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.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#coordinateUncertaintyInMeters
Examples: "30" (reasonable lower limit of a GPS reading under good conditions if the actual precision was not recorded at the time), "71" (uncertainty for a UTM coordinate having 100 meter precision and a known spatial reference system).
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/coordinateUncertaintyInMeters
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type decimal
Requiredfalse
coordinatePrecision
A decimal representation of the precision of the coordinates given in the decimalLatitude and decimalLongitude.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#coordinatePrecision
Examples: "0.00001" (normal GPS limit for decimal degrees), "0.000278" (nearest second), "0.01667" (nearest minute), "1.0" (nearest degree)
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/coordinatePrecision
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
pointRadiusSpatialFit
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.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#pointRadiusSpatialFit
Examples: Detailed explanations with graphical examples can be found in the "Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing", Chapman and Wieczorek, eds. 2006 (http://www.gbif.org/prog/digit/Georeferencing).
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/pointRadiusSpatialFit
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
footprintWKT
A Well-Known Text (WKT) representation of the shape (footprint, geometry) that defines the Location. A Location may have both a point-radius representation (see decimalLatitude) and a footprint representation, and they may differ from each other.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#footprintWKT
Examples: 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))
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/footprintWKT
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
footprintSRS
A Well-Known Text (WKT) representation of the Spatial Reference System (SRS) for the footprintWKT of the Location. Do not use this term to describe the SRS of the decimalLatitude and decimalLongitude, even if it is the same as for the footprintWKT - use the geodeticDatum instead.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#footprintSRS
Examples: The WKT for the standard WGS84 SRS (EPSG:4326) is "GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]]" without the enclosing quotes.
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/footprintSRS
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
footprintSpatialFit
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.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#footprintSpatialFit
Examples: Detailed explanations with graphical examples can be found in the "Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing", Chapman and Wieczorek, eds. 2006 (http://www.gbif.org/prog/digit/Georeferencing).
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/footprintSpatialFit
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
georeferencedBy
A list (concatenated and separated) of names of people, groups, or organizations who determined the georeference (spatial representation) the Location. The recommended best practice is to separate the values with a vertical bar (' | ').
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#georeferencedBy
Examples: "Kristina Yamamoto (MVZ) | Janet Fang (MVZ)", "Brad Millen (ROM)"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/georeferencedBy
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
georeferencedDate
The date on which the Location was georeferenced. Recommended best practice is to use an encoding scheme, such as ISO 8601:2004(E).
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#georeferencedDate
Examples: "1963-03-08"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/georeferencedDate
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
georeferenceProtocol
A description or reference to the methods used to determine the spatial footprint, coordinates, and uncertainties.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#georeferenceProtocol
Examples: "Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing" (Chapman and Wieczorek, eds. 2006), "MaNIS/HerpNet/ORNIS Georeferencing Guidelines", "BioGeomancer"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/georeferenceProtocol
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
georeferenceSources
A list (concatenated and separated) of maps, gazetteers, or other resources used to georeference the Location, described specifically enough to allow anyone in the future to use the same resources. The recommended best practice is to separate the values with a vertical bar (' | ').
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#georeferenceSources
Examples: "USGS 1:24000 Florence Montana Quad | Terrametrics 2008 on Google Earth"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/georeferenceSources
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
georeferenceVerificationStatus
A categorical description of the extent to which the georeference has been verified to represent the best possible spatial description. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#georeferenceVerificationStatus
Examples: "requires verification", "verified by collector", "verified by curator".
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/georeferenceVerificationStatus
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
georeferenceRemarks
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.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#georeferenceRemarks
Examples: "assumed distance by road (Hwy. 101)"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/georeferenceRemarks
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupLocation
Data Type string
Requiredfalse

GeologicalContext

geologicalContextID
An identifier for the set of information associated with a GeologicalContext (the location within a geological context, such as stratigraphy). May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#geologicalContextID
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/geologicalContextID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
earliestEonOrLowestEonothem
The full name of the earliest possible geochronologic eon or lowest chrono-stratigraphic eonothem or the informal name ("Precambrian") attributable to the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#earliestEonOrLowestEonothem
Examples: "Phanerozoic", "Proterozoic"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/earliestEonOrLowestEonothem
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
latestEonOrHighestEonothem
The full name of the latest possible geochronologic eon or highest chrono-stratigraphic eonothem or the informal name ("Precambrian") attributable to the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#latestEonOrHighestEonothem
Examples: "Phanerozoic", "Proterozoic"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/latestEonOrHighestEonothem
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
earliestEraOrLowestErathem
The full name of the earliest possible geochronologic era or lowest chronostratigraphic erathem attributable to the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#earliestEraOrLowestErathem
Examples: "Cenozoic", "Mesozoic"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/earliestEraOrLowestErathem
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
latestEraOrHighestErathem
The full name of the latest possible geochronologic era or highest chronostratigraphic erathem attributable to the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#latestEraOrHighestErathem
Examples: "Cenozoic", "Mesozoic"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/latestEraOrHighestErathem
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
earliestPeriodOrLowestSystem
The full name of the earliest possible geochronologic period or lowest chronostratigraphic system attributable to the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#earliestPeriodOrLowestSystem
Examples: "Neogene", "Tertiary", "Quaternary"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/earliestPeriodOrLowestSystem
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
latestPeriodOrHighestSystem
The full name of the latest possible geochronologic period or highest chronostratigraphic system attributable to the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#latestPeriodOrHighestSystem
Examples: "Neogene", "Tertiary", "Quaternary"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/latestPeriodOrHighestSystem
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
earliestEpochOrLowestSeries
The full name of the earliest possible geochronologic epoch or lowest chronostratigraphic series attributable to the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#earliestEpochOrLowestSeries
Examples: "Holocene", "Pleistocene", "Ibexian Series"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/earliestEpochOrLowestSeries
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
latestEpochOrHighestSeries
The full name of the latest possible geochronologic epoch or highest chronostratigraphic series attributable to the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#latestEpochOrHighestSeries
Examples: "Holocene", "Pleistocene", "Ibexian Series"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/latestEpochOrHighestSeries
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
earliestAgeOrLowestStage
The full name of the earliest possible geochronologic age or lowest chronostratigraphic stage attributable to the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#earliestAgeOrLowestStage
Examples: "Atlantic", "Boreal", "Skullrockian"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/earliestAgeOrLowestStage
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
latestAgeOrHighestStage
The full name of the latest possible geochronologic age or highest chronostratigraphic stage attributable to the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#latestAgeOrHighestStage
Examples: "Atlantic", "Boreal", "Skullrockian"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/latestAgeOrHighestStage
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
lowestBiostratigraphicZone
The full name of the lowest possible geological biostratigraphic zone of the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#lowestBiostratigraphicZone
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/lowestBiostratigraphicZone
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
highestBiostratigraphicZone
The full name of the highest possible geological biostratigraphic zone of the stratigraphic horizon from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#highestBiostratigraphicZone
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/highestBiostratigraphicZone
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
lithostratigraphicTerms
The combination of all litho-stratigraphic names for the rock from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#lithostratigraphicTerms
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/lithostratigraphicTerms
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
group
The full name of the lithostratigraphic group from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#group
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/group
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
formation
The full name of the lithostratigraphic formation from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#formation
Examples: "Notch Peak Fromation", "House Limestone", "Fillmore Formation"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/formation
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
member
The full name of the lithostratigraphic member from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#member
Examples: "Lava Dam Member", "Hellnmaria Member"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/member
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
bed
The full name of the lithostratigraphic bed from which the cataloged item was collected.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#bed
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/bed
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
GroupGeologicalContext
Data Type string
Requiredfalse