Sharing images, sounds and videos on GBIF - GBIF Data Blog


This blog post covers the publication of multimedia on GBIF. However, it is not intended to be a documentation. For more information, please check the references below.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at


Interesting post. Probably will be very useful for data publishers.


Super relevant and useful. Although not intended to be documentation, it’s the best documentation on the subject I’ve seen :wink:


Thanks for this useful summary!
If there is one thing I would still wish for, it is a very simple, direct example of a concrete case, to show what that could look like when configuring data for publishing through, and what it shows up at (facet filter search, image gallery). That could be just a screenshot of the multimedia section on a page like, maybe listing the other supported values under the “Type” again, and a few more examples of what else could go under Format in the concrete case. Maybe it could also show where those values come from in the mapping of e.g. a simple multimedia extension (another screenshot?). Nothing all-encompassing and extensive, just the illustration of one concrete case.


Thanks for the comment!
I updated the post with the illustrated example you suggested.