Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Mapping the Darwin Core with a national data exchange standard: feedback and issues
Julie Chataigner

Building: Elmia Congress Centre, Jönköping
Room: Rum 10
Date: 2014-10-29 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Last modified: 2014-10-04


As part of the biodiversity Information System on Nature and Landscapes (SINP), the French National Museum of Natural History has been appointed to develop a data exchange standard by the French ministry in charge of ecology. The objective of this standard is to share marine and terrestrial data on French biodiversity at the national level (mainland and overseas regions) to meet national and European requirements (e.g. Inspire directive).

The SINP standard was developed by a dedicated working group, representative of biodiversity stakeholders in France, including GBIF France. This standard focuses on core attributes that characterize taxon occurrences.

The SINP standard interoperability at the international level was achieved by being congruent with the Darwin Core standard.

This presentation aims to introduce mapping issues met and decisions made for data exchange with GBIF with an acceptable standardization effort. The SINP standard is more restrictive than the Darwin Core format, thus issues are different:

- From SINP standard to Darwin Core, main issues are related to visibility of data on the GBIF website and to recognition of each participant involved in data production.

- To SINP standard from Darwin Core, main difficulties are to find occurrences with mandatory information needed by the SINP and to be careful to not create false information by misinterpretation.

We will base the presentation on examples and provide outcomes on the organizational issues.