Occurrence Records - Index Fields

This table provides information on the occurrence record field types and mappings between search terms, JSON output terms (see ALA web services), download headers, readable names, descriptions, Darwin Core (DwC) terms and classes, as well as other miscellaneous attributes. Data is derived from the JSON web service: https://biocache-ws.ala.org.au/ws/index/fields. More information can be found on the wiki page.
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Search term JSON output Download term DwC term DwC class Description Download description Other attributes
verbatim_date_identified verbatim_date_identified I S string
verbatim_event_date verbatim_event_date verbatimEventDate Event The verbatim original representation of the date and time information for an Event. Verbatim event date I S string
verbatim_latitude verbatim_latitude verbatimLatitude Location The verbatim original latitude of the Location. The coordinate ellipsoid, geodeticDatum, or full Spatial Reference System (SRS) for these coordinates should be stored in verbatimSRS and the coordinate system should be stored in verbatimCoordinateSystem. I S string
verbatim_locality verbatim_locality verbatimLocality Location The original textual description of the place. I S string
verbatim_longitude verbatim_longitude verbatimLongitude Location The verbatim original longitude of the Location. The coordinate ellipsoid, geodeticDatum, or full Spatial Reference System (SRS) for these coordinates should be stored in verbatimSRS and the coordinate system should be stored in verbatimCoordinateSystem. I S string
verbatim_srs verbatim_srs verbatimSRS Location The ellipsoid, geodetic datum, or spatial reference system (SRS) upon which coordinates given in verbatimLatitude and verbatimLongitude, or verbatimCoordinates are based. Recommended best practice is use the EPSG code as a controlled vocabulary to provide an SRS, if known. Otherwise use a controlled vocabulary for the name or code of the geodetic datum, if known. Otherwise use a controlled vocabulary for the name or code of the ellipsoid, if known. If none of these is known, use the value "unknown". I S string
verification_date verification_date I S string
verification_notes verification_notes I S string
verifier verifier I S string
water_body water_body waterBody Location The name of the water body in which the Location occurs. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names. I S string