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Sampling Location Help


There are different ways of encoding a new location: as a GTU, via coordinates (if available), by specifying locality on a map or by encoding a verbatim locality name.

  • GTU (Geographic-temporal unit): this term is used to describe an event with start and end date, it can be a long term observation, expedition, monitoring activity etc. Please provide a code (ex.:????) and a date/time if exist.

  • Verbatim locality name (as written on a label) can contain as well as geographic name of different level (higher geography, local names) as other specifying details (habitat, road). This can be encoded in different fields by choosing an element (ex.: administrative area (country, province), hydrographic (sea, ocean) or populated places (city, village) and filling in a name. You can add groups by clicking on "Add group" button and sub-groups to add more details.

  • Localisation (I would call it Coordinates!): allow to add coordinates in decimal form or via a map. Use external services (on the right panel) if you want to georeference your verbatim locality.