Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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W03A: Darwin Core Invasive Species Extension Hackathon: Six schemas for GitHub
Annie Simpson, Catherine S Jarnevich, Jim Graham

Building: CTEC
Room: TecnoAula 2
Date: 2016-12-07 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Last modified: 2016-10-16


TDWG's Invasive Species Interest Group, under the auspices of the Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN), has facilitated the creation of a Darwin Core Invasive Species Extension, parts of which have been called the GISIN Invasive Species Status and put online here: http://tools.gbif.org/dwca-validator/extension.do?id=http://www.gisin.org/IASProfile/SpeciesStatus

This instance needs updating and expansion to include (at a minimum) the terms in the additional GISIN data models called speciesStatus and resourceURL. Because TDWG has determined that GitHub provides the best platform for our standards work, the information associated with the schemas of the GISIN protocol at http://www.gisin.org will be reviewed and posted on GitHub during this hands-on exercise.

This move of our annotated schemas to GitHub provides the opportunity to better promote our work to support leading-edge international invasive species data aggregation efforts. It is also hoped that the possibility of developing a true invasive species ontology will be considered and discussed by session participants.