[tdwg-content] A proposal to improve Darwin Core for invasive species data

Chuck Miller Chuck.Miller at mobot.org
Mon May 23 21:10:41 CEST 2016

I think in addition to defining the community that needs the new Origin term, you also need to define the use cases to which the proposed controlled vocabularies for establishmentMeans and occurenceStatus apply.  Darwin Core is used in multiple ways.  I think there may be use cases for these terms that don’t match the invasive species use cases. One controlled vocabulary may not work for all Darwin Core users.

Best regards,

Chuck Miller | VP-IT & CIO | Missouri Botanical Garden
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Subject: Re: [tdwg-content] A proposal to improve Darwin Core for invasive species data

Hi Quentin,

Thank you for your effort in putting forth these welll thought out proposals. At various times I have heard discussions on the inadequecy of establishmentMeans. Your work encapsulates the problem well.
One of the things that helps when proposing to add a Darwin Core term is demonstrating that there is a community that needs it. Can you tell us who has a demonstrated need to share this information? Anyone out there who has this interest is also welcome to share that here to provide evidence of demand from more than one group, project or individual.



On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 3:23 PM, Quentin Groom <quentin.groom at plantentuinmeise.be<mailto:quentin.groom at plantentuinmeise.be>> wrote:
I've been working on a proposal to improve Darwin Core for use with invasive species data.

The proposal is detailed on GitHub at https://github.com/qgroom/ias-dwc-proposal/blob/master/proposal.md.

The proposal is for a new term "origin" and suggested vocabularies for establishmentMeans and occurrenceStatus.

I'd welcome your feedback on the proposal.

From my perspective it provides some needed clarity on the establishmentMeans and occurrenceStatus fields, but also adds the origin that is needed for invasive species research and for conservation assessments.

I'm not sure of the best way to discuss this, but if you have concrete proposals for changes you might raise them as issues on GitHub, as well as mentioning them here.


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