I am sorting through a large dataset, and struggling to come to terms with
basisOfRecord. Looking through the help, it appears all roads lead to this page:
This page lists the recommended controlled vocabulary. But it doesn’t define any of the terms. I’m not sure what the difference is between:
My data also includes:
Where are these (and other) terms defined?
You can check the quick reference guide of TDWG Darwin Core Quick Reference Guide - Darwin Core and they have some of the definitions of the DwC vocabulary. Also you can check the GBIF repository of schemas, in particular this one for vocabulary of basisOfRecord: https://rs.gbif.org/vocabulary/dwc/basis_of_record_2022-02-02.xml.
Some of this definitions are a little too short, so we have some longer unofficial definitions for our publisher (in spanish) Estándar Darwin Core - SiB Colombia
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