[tdwg-content] dwc: city to county
John R. WIECZOREK
tuco at berkeley.edu
Tue Aug 25 19:13:22 CEST 2009
Sorry to remain confusing (it's all so clear to me ;-) ).
I think what you are trying to do is relate records by features they
have in common, features that one might find in gazetteers of named
places. That's not what the locationID is for.
locationID is the identifier for the Location. The Location consists
of all of those fields having to do with place. If two Locations
differ in any of the content of any of the fields in Location, they
should have different locationIDs. This is consistent with the use of
class identifiers throughout the rest of the Darwin Core.
So, you said, "I assume that the locality is known in detail, e.g. "E
of little pond 100 S of village X". Can the localityID for village X
be given or not?" The answer is "No, the locationID for village X can
exist, but it shouldn't be the locationID of the record referring to
the detailed place that mentions village X."
I hope that's clearer.
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Gregor Hagedorn<g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But I think you misunderstood me. The
>> localityID can apply to any level of granularity, but it should always
>> be the id for the whole of the Location, not some arbitrary part of
>> it, such as the stateProvince in one case and country in another.
>> In other words, if a country, stateProvince, and county were given
>> with a localityID, that localityID should apply to the combination of
>> the three (in other words, the county, within that stateProvince
>> within that country). If a locality were also given, then the id
>> shoould be for that locality within that county within that
>> stateProvince within that country. The id could even apply to
>> individual georeferences within named places.
> Thanks John, but sorry, I still don't understand. I assume that the
> locality is known in detail, e.g. "E of little pond 100 S of village
> X". Can the localityID for village X be given or not? I thought your
> counterexample would preclude that. You say "the whole content of the
> Location part of the record, not just one part of it". Is the village
> Gazetteer ID a "part" in that sense or not? Or, shall the location
> details (sublocation) be given elsewhere?
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