[tdwg-content] practical details of recording a determination What is an Occurrence?

John Wieczorek tuco at berkeley.edu
Thu Oct 21 06:59:46 CEST 2010

Oops. Mistaken reference. The "MaNIS/HerpNet/ORNIS Georeferencing
Guidelines" are at http://manisnet.org/GeorefGuide.html. Sorry about that.

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 9:58 PM, John Wieczorek <tuco at berkeley.edu> wrote:

> The "Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing" (roughly 100 pages) can be
> found among the GBIF Training Manuals at
> http://www.gbif.org/participation/training/resources/gbif-training-manuals/
> .
> For those with less patience (or time, or need) for details, the primary
> source for the "Best Practices", the "MaNIS/HerpNet/ORNIS Georeferencing
> Guidelines" (roughly 28 printed pages) at
> http://www.gbif.org/participation/training/resources/gbif-training-manuals/ is
> a much shorter read with all of the fundamental salient points.
> If you are really time-limited, or in need of a practical how-to guide, the
> "Georeferencing for Dummies" (seven printed pages in Excel spreadsheet form)
> at http://herpnet.org/documents/georeffordummy.xls is for you.
> There are lots of other resources, and great tools for georeferencing, but
> be advised that excessive georeferencing can lead to unstable mental states.
> More than one of the graduates of the "Georeferencing Roadshow" (a series of
> more than twenty international georeferencing workshops) has subsequently
> required therapy when they ran out of records to georeference.
> You've been warned. ;-)
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Steve Baskauf <
> steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu> wrote:
> [extensive snipping...]
>> Here I will confess the crime of ignorance.  I'm still trying to
>> understand the need for and uses of a number of the Darwin Core
>> dcterms:Location class terms.  I guess I need to spend some more time
>> reading the Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing (I was going to
>> include the link here, but the link at
>> http://www.biogeomancer.org/library.html is broken).
>> Sure -- but we can't really ignore the massive numbers of non-georeferenced
>> datapointn that already exist. And even when they are georeferenced, we'll
>> still want to keep the original location descriptors.
>> [more extensive snipping...]
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