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Darwin Core (DwC)

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John Wieczorek et al.

The Darwin Core is body of standards. It includes a glossary of terms (in other contexts these might be called properties, elements, fields, columns, attributes, or concepts) intended to facilitate the sharing of information about biological diversity by providing reference definitions, examples, and commentaries. Is primarily based on taxa, their ...

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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029715
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.592792

Last Update: 2018

Data management Species populations Terrestrial Marine Freshwater Point observation Plants Mammals Reptiles Butterflies Other Invertebrates Birds Fishes Amphibians Macroinvertebrates

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The Darwin Core is body of standards. It includes a glossary of terms (in other contexts these might be called properties, elements, fields, columns, attributes, or concepts) intended to facilitate the sharing of information about biological diversity by providing reference definitions, examples, and commentaries. Is primarily based on taxa, their occurrence in nature as documented by observations, specimens, samples, and related information.


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The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) as well as their respective nodes (aprox. 53 countries), The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM), Mammal Networked Information System (MaNIS), Ornithological Information System (ORNIS), HerpNet, FishNet 2, VertNet, Sistema Nature 3.0, Encyclopedia of Life, Integrated Digitized Biocollections.

Contact person: John Wieczorek
Contact e-mail: tuco@berkeley.edu
Contact institute: Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
License: CC BY
Technical Status: Unknown
URL(s): http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc
http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms
https://github.com/tdwg/dwc

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