[tdwg-content] Any RDF example?

John R. WIECZOREK tuco at berkeley.edu
Wed Jan 13 14:27:59 CET 2010

Hi Peter,

Just a couple of comments about the content of

The entity dwc:Dataset no longer exists, though the identifier
dwc:datasetID does.

The value "http://maps.google.com" is an appropriate value for
dwc:georeferenceSources, but not for  dwc:georeferenceProtocol.

The repeated use of basisOfRecord for topics within the primary topic
is interesting. I wonder if the occurrence topic should actually have
a more refined basisOfRecord, such as

Thanks for the examples,


On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 12:33 AM, Peter DeVries <pete.devries at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jamie,
> I have mocked up this example, but I am not sure it is what the standard
> authors were intending. See my post on December 23rd.
> Here is my
> example http://rdf.geospecies.org/datasets/Bcb50c3c-13f5-4c0c-A6de-5f422e2b88c7.rdf
> You can click through the various parts via uriburner
> http://linkeddata.uriburner.com/about/html/http://rdf.geospecies.org/datasets/Bcb50c3c-13f5-4c0c-A6de-5f422e2b88c7.rdf
> I also have a lot of species information in RDF, (about 2 million triples)
> but it is not in DarwinCore at:
> http://lod.geospecies.org/
> The about page is here: http://about.geospecies.org/
> This data set is part of the Linked Open Web or LOD, which is explained
> here: http://linkeddata.org/
> Here is the diagram of the Linked Open Data
> Cloud: http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/bizer/pub/lod-datasets_2009-03-05.html
> I have some examples of SPARQL queries
> here: http://about.geospecies.org/sparql.xhtml
> Here the page for one of my species http://lod.geospecies.org/ses/iuCXz.html
> Here is the RDF for that species http://lod.geospecies.org/ses/iuCXz.rdf
> I have tried to follow the DarwinCore as close as I can without breaking
> what I have working.
> In the future, I plan to rework my occurrence RDF into something like my
> example above, but with some additional fields.
> I think I can come up with a version of RDF for occurrences in DarwinCore
> that also follows Linked Data best practices.
> Hope this helps. :-)
> - Pete
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 5:01 AM, Jaime Bosque <jaboto at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> As far as I've been working with DWC I've been just using Simple Darwin
>> Core in XML files but now I'd like to add semantic information and
>> therefore I've planned to use RDF.
>> I've been looking around but couldn't find any good example of a DWC
>> RDF, could you please provide me with one? Even better if it contains
>> the FOAF info of the author... :)
>> Thanks in advance,
>>    Jaime
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