[tdwg-tag] Referring to GBIF distribution map in RDF

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Mon May 10 17:11:54 CEST 2010

Dear All,

I'm interested in referring to a GBIF distribution map in RDF, and am  
having fun figuring out how to do it. One way is to use a c-squares- 
based URI, see http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2010/05/referring-to-one-degree-s
quare-in-rdf.html (http://tinyurl.com/33ba4kt).

The idea is that each 1° × 1° square in a GBIF map has it's own c- 
squares-based URI, e.g. http://bioguid.info/csquare:3317:364 , and  
hence a distribution would be a list of these URIs (perhaps with the  
number of records from each square).

Any thoughts on this approach, and whether we have an existing  
vocabulary to describe these relationships?



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