[tdwg-content] New terms need resolution: geo:lat and geo:long
tuco at berkeley.edu
Tue Jul 5 00:24:49 CEST 2011
Darwin Core Issues 82: http://goo.gl/XhxM
This issue arose in discussions on the tdwg-tag list
which not everyone here has access. The issue tracker entry (URL
above) summarizes the proposed solution to the problem, which is to
re-use the W3C standard geographic coordinate terms geo:lat and
geo:long from the namespace "http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos#.
These terms would be added as recommended terms organized within the
Location class. They would not replace the existing terms
dwc:decimalLatitude and dwc:decimalLongitude, which are not the same
except under one special circumstance - that the dwc:geodeticDatum is
WGS84 (or equivalent). Since this is not always the case, the existing
Darwin Core terms cannot be omitted.
Determine if there is any objection to include these two terms as
recommended terms to use in the Darwin Core.
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