[tdwg-content] Audubon Core for STL media type?

Stoner, Dan dstoner at acis.ufl.edu
Wed Oct 8 16:18:25 CEST 2014

The STL media type is used to store 3d geometry information (consumable by CAD software and 3D printing systems).  iDigBio has one or more providers who are (or will be) generating STL files by scanning (stereolithography?) museum specimens to generate a 3D model.

The 3D model is an example of digital media that is related to a physical specimen.

I am attempting to determine the proper way to reference this "new" type of media in Audubon Core (dc:format).

Wolfram Alpha suggests "application/sla":


However, other 3d model formats are listed in IANA as "model" types such as "model/x3d-vrml".

The STL format is not listed as an IANA Media Type:


Is there a place to see pending types or those that are under future consideration?

Any advice or pointers would be appreciated.

Dan Stoner
iDigBio / ACIS Laboratory
University of Florida

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