Darwin Core Measurement Or Facts

dwc:MeasurementOrFact

Support for generic measurements or facts as defined in Darwin Core.

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


Properties



measurementID
An identifier for the MeasurementOrFact (information pertaining to measurements, facts, characteristics, or assertions). May be a global unique identifier or an identifier specific to the data set.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#measurementID
Examples:
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementID
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
measurementType
The nature of the measurement, fact, characteristic, or assertion. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#measurementType
Examples: "tail length", "temperature", "trap line length", "survey area", "trap type"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementType
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
measurementValue
The value of the measurement, fact, characteristic, or assertion.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#measurementValue
Examples: "45", "20", "1", "14.5", "UV-light"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementValue
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
measurementAccuracy
The description of the potential error associated with the measurementValue.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#measurementAccuracy
Examples: "0.01", "normal distribution with variation of 2 m"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementAccuracy
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
measurementUnit
The units associated with the measurementValue. Recommended best practice is to use the International System of Units (SI).
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#measurementUnit
Examples: "mm", "C", "km", "ha"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementUnit
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
measurementDeterminedDate
The date on which the MeasurementOrFact was made. 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#measurementDeterminedDate
Examples: "1963-03-08T14:07-0600", "2009-02-20T08:40Z", "1809-02-12", "1906-06", "1971", "2007-03-01T13:00:00Z/2008-05-11T15:30:00Z", "2007-11-13/15"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementDeterminedDate
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
measurementDeterminedBy
A list (concatenated and separated) of names of people, groups, or organizations who determined the value of the MeasurementOrFact.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#measurementDeterminedBy
Examples: "Javier de la Torre", "Julie Woodruff; Eileen Lacey"
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementDeterminedBy
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
measurementMethod
A description of or reference to (publication, URI) the method or protocol used to determine the measurement, fact, characteristic, or assertion.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#measurementMethod
Examples: "minimum convex polygon around burrow entrances" for a home range area, "barometric altimeter" for an elevation
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementMethod
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse
measurementRemarks
Comments or notes accompanying the MeasurementOrFact.
See also http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#measurementRemarks
Examples: tip of tail missing
Qualified Namehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/measurementRemarks
Namespacehttp://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Data Type string
Requiredfalse