[Tdwg-guid] Species Photo markup idea, request for comments

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Wed May 17 14:05:15 CEST 2006

Good idea. The problem with EXIF is that aside from GPS, it is almost all
devoted to camera technical data. The only place to hang anything otherwise
undefined  is on the exif comment tag, for which you would need to develop
your own data representation and that might be hard to extract in an RDF

Please see
where your presence would be very welcome in discussion of what belongs in
image metadata and how to serve it.

Bob Morris
p.s. take care to distinguish the jpeg comment tag from the jpeg exif
comment tag...

On 5/16/06, Pete DeVries <pete.devries at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi TDWG's,
> I am doing a talk at my undergraduate Alma mater Lawrence University
> (http://www.lawrence.edu) and I was hoping to get the undergraduates
> excited about contributing their species observations to the Semantic
> Web.
> One idea I was thinking about proposing is that they add the location
> and collection data including the WGS-84 long and lat to their photos
> of specimens as part of the EXIF data.
> To tie the data to a specific taxon, they would also add the uBio
> nameBank LSID of
> the lowest level taxonomic concept they are able to identify the specimen
> too.
> That maybe a specific family or it maybe all the way to Genus and species.
> Then they post the image on a web site that is accessible to search
> engines.
> I thought that this might be a easy way to increase the semantic
> datasphere,
> as well as increase the availability of species observation records.
> * Also I am thinking about suggesting they create a foaf and the tie
> the FOAF uri
>   to their image.
> What are people's thoughts on this idea?
> The student's might misidentify something, but if the geo data is
> correct someone
> else maybe able to re-tag the image to the appropriate taxonomic group. Or
> even more interesting, there may be a voting scheme of tags as to what
> group
> the species belongs to.
> Thanks in Advance :-)
> - Pete
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> Pete DeVries
> Department of Entomology
> University of Wisconsin - Madison
> 445 Russell Laboratories
> 1630 Linden Drive
> Madison, WI 53706
> Email: pdevries at wisc.edu
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