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Main schema veg.xsd
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
W3C-Schema Proposal for an International Exchange Standard for Vegetation Data.
Author: IAVS Ecoinformatics Working Group
Version: 2.0.3
Properties
attribute form default unqualified
element form default unqualified
Included schema veg-userdefined.xsd
Namespace No namespace
Properties
attribute form default unqualified
element form default unqualified
Element vegX
Namespace No namespace
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_idNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_systemNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_scopeNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_partiesNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_literatureCitationsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_methodsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_attributesNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_strataNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_surfaceTypesNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_organismNamesNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_taxonConceptsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_taxonDeterminationsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_organismIdentitiesNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_communityConceptsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_communityDeterminationsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_projectsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_plotsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_individualOrganismsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_plotObservationsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_individualOrganismObservationsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_aggregateOrganismObservationsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_stratumObservationsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_communityObservationsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_surfaceCoverObservationsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_siteObservationsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_observationGroupingsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_protocolsNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_noteNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_simpleUserDefinedNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_complexUserDefined
Properties
content complex
Model
Children aggregateOrganismObservations, attributes, communityConcepts, communityDeterminations, communityObservations, complexUserDefined, individualOrganismObservations, individualOrganisms, literatureCitations, methods, note, observationGroupings, organismIdentities, organismNames, parties, plotObservations, plots, projects, protocols, simpleUserDefined, siteObservations, strata, stratumObservations, surfaceCoverObservations, surfaceTypes, taxonConcepts, taxonDeterminations
Instance
<vegX id="" scope="document" system="">
  <parties>{0,1}</parties>
  <literatureCitations>{0,1}</literatureCitations>
  <methods>{0,1}</methods>
  <attributes>{0,1}</attributes>
  <strata>{0,1}</strata>
  <surfaceTypes>{0,1}</surfaceTypes>
  <organismNames>{0,1}</organismNames>
  <taxonConcepts>{0,1}</taxonConcepts>
  <taxonDeterminations>{0,1}</taxonDeterminations>
  <organismIdentities>{0,1}</organismIdentities>
  <communityConcepts>{0,1}</communityConcepts>
  <communityDeterminations>{0,1}</communityDeterminations>
  <projects>{0,1}</projects>
  <plots>{0,1}</plots>
  <individualOrganisms>{0,1}</individualOrganisms>
  <plotObservations>{0,1}</plotObservations>
  <individualOrganismObservations>{0,1}</individualOrganismObservations>
  <aggregateOrganismObservations>{0,1}</aggregateOrganismObservations>
  <stratumObservations>{0,1}</stratumObservations>
  <communityObservations>{0,1}</communityObservations>
  <surfaceCoverObservations>{0,1}</surfaceCoverObservations>
  <siteObservations>{0,1}</siteObservations>
  <observationGroupings>{0,1}</observationGroupings>
  <protocols>{0,1}</protocols>
  <note>{0,unbounded}</note>
  <simpleUserDefined>{0,unbounded}</simpleUserDefined>
  <complexUserDefined>{0,unbounded}</complexUserDefined>
</vegX>
Attributes
QName Type Default Use Annotation
id IDType optional
Unique identifier (key) of the element.  It can be unique locally to the data set for a given data element type (e.g., plots) or a GUID in which case it can be resolved to a location on the internet where the record is stored. This identifier is used elsewhere in a dataset instance to reference this specific element when it is referred to in a repeatable way by other part of the schema. For example, a single plot entity may be the basis for numerous measurements of different types (e.g., plot observation and aggregated organism observation). Therefore the plot entity is stored in a single location within schema and referenced by this identifier rather than repeating this information throughout the dataset instance. The identifier may have a specific system and scope.
scope ScopeType document optional
system SystemType optional
Source
<xsd:element name="vegX">
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="parties" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for eml-party types. The eml-party module describes a responsible party (person or organization).</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="party" type="misc:partyType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation source="EML" xml:lang="en">The eml-party module describes a responsible party (person or organization), and is typically used to name the originator of a resource or metadata document.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="literatureCitations" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container literature citations.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="literatureCitation" type="misc:literatureCitationType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation source="eml" xml:lang="en">Provides information about the literature citation. Basically a citation string that should be parsed to derive authors, year, title, etc. DOI may be also specified to facilitate the identification of the document</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="methods" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for the methods followed in the creation of the datasets.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="method" type="misc:MethodType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific method definition followed in the creation of the dataset. Each method links to a protocol and literature citation reference. A protocol may have many method or steps.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="attributes" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for the definitions of measured properties.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="attribute" type="misc:AttributeType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific definition of a measured property. An attribute has to be one of three types: qualitative (unordered categorical variable, i.e. nominal), ordinal (ordered list of values) or quantitative (a numerical variable, either discrete or continuous</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="strata" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for the definitions of strata, following a specific definition method.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="stratum" type="plot:StratumType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">The specific definition of a stratum referred to by observations in the dataset. A stratum usually belongs to a ordered list that together are the set of strata definitions in use in a specific dataset. It contains the stratum name (e.g. tree layer) as well as an identification code. It may also contain an indication of a position in an ordered sequence of strata.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="surfaceTypes" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for surface types, following a specific definition method.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="surfaceType" type="plot:SurfaceTypeType" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation>The definition of a surface type, not the observation of cover on them.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="organismNames" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for all organism nomenclatural units defined for use by a dataset.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="organismName" type="org:OrganismNameType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation>The name of an organism used in the data set. This will normally be a nomenclatural unit of any rank (order, family, genus, species, subspecies, etc.). If it is a formal scientific name (not necessarily including authority) then the attribute 'taxonName' should be set to true. However, the organism name can be a morphospecies, a field name... cases in which the attribute 'taxonName' should be set to false.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="taxonConcepts" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for all taxon concepts defined for use by a dataset.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="taxonConcept" type="org:TaxonConceptType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation>Representation of a taxon concept (i.e., an organism name and the organism description given by an author in a publication). A taxon concept may be referenced in an organism identity as the original concept used by the author of the data set, or it can be referenced in taxonDetermination allowing an organism identity to be mapped to a taxonomic concept by third parties after re-examination.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="taxonDeterminations" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for relationships or assertions between two concepts.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="taxonDetermination" type="org:TaxonDeterminationType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific relationship or assertion between two name concepts which are not part of the original definition of either of these concepts; possibly by a third party. Within vegX this typically allows for an organism identity, to be linked to a specific taxa treatment (taxon concept), according to a third party. Similar to a tcs TaxonRelationshipAssertion.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="organismIdentities" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for organism identities used within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="organismIdentity" type="org:OrganismIdentityType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation>The identity of an organism (or a set of organisms) occurring within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="communityConcepts" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for community concepts, i.e. names of plant community types and preferably references that help to define the types.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="communityConcept" type="comm:CommunityConceptType" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="EN">A name of a plant community type, preferably together with a reference that helps to define the type.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="communityDeterminations" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for identifications that apply one or more CommunityConcepts to a PlotObservation by a Party.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="communityDetermination" type="comm:CommunityDeterminationType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">An application of one or more communityConcepts to a plotObservation.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="projects" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for projects.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="project" type="misc:projectType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation source="EML" xml:lang="en">Describes the research context in which the dataset was created, including descriptions of over-all motivations and goals, funding, personnel, description of the study area etc. Sub-element definitions were taken from Ecological Markup Language (EML).</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="plots" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for sampling locations (plots).</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="plot" type="plot:PlotType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A plot is a sampling location, represented as one or more points, lines, polygons, or volumes, and is the basis for experimentation or measurement. Its properties, like the position, are assumed to be constant on time scales commonly used for direct observations. Plots may have no explicit bounds, and may refer to an area of inference. A plot may be related to other plots in order to express parent-child, contiguity, or other type of spatial links. A point within the plot may be used as reference for relative coordinates.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="individualOrganisms" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for all identified organisms recorded within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="individualOrganism" type="org:IndividualOrganismType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">An identified organism recorded during 1 or more individual organism observation events. Individuals may have an identification label (e.g. tree tag number).</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="plotObservations" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for groupings of observations taken on single plots and during single date-time periods.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="plotObservation" type="obs:PlotObservationType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A grouping of observations taken on a single plot and during a single date-time period.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="individualOrganismObservations" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for measurements/observations applying to one occurrence of an organism.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="individualOrganismObservation" type="obs:IndividualOrganismObservationType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">An element individualOrganismObservation is an observation applying to one occurrence of an organism (or part of an organism). It is a container for measurements made on the organism (e.g. diameter, height, crown dimensions, biomass, growth form, number of stems). An individualOrganismObservation contains a reference to a unique plotObservation and to an individualOrganism. Optionally, the individualOrganismObservation may also link to a stratumObservation.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="aggregateOrganismObservations" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for all observation applying to all occurrences of an organism based on an aggregation factor.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="aggregateOrganismObservation" type="obs:AggregateOrganismObservationType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">An observation applying to all occurrences of an organism based on an aggregation factor. It contains an AggregateValue, which is an assessment of the overall occurrence of an organism in a Plot (e.g. number of stems, percentage cover, total biomass, basal area). An AggregateOrganismObservation contains a link to a taxonOccurrence, where all the taxon identification information is contained. It also contains a reference to a single PlotObservation. Most of the remaining contextual information concerning the observation (like date-time period, observer, methods, protocol, projects _) is specified in the related PlotObservation. Optionally, the AggregateOrganismObservation may link to a StratumObservation. Additional grouping criteria may be specified through the reference to one or more ObservationGroupings. Finally, it may also have simple and/or complex user-defined elements.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="stratumObservations" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for observations applying to a stratum in a single plot during a single date-time period.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="stratumObservation" type="obs:StratumObservationType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific observation applying to a stratum in a single plot during a single date-time period. Each stratum measurement may be referenced by observations of taxa within a plot. For example, abundance estimates of a taxa on a plot within a specific stratum. Typically, it contains the lower and upper vertical bounds of the stratum and an assessment of cover. A StratumObservation always contains a reference to a PlotObservation, where contextual information lies (plot, project, parties, date-time period). It also contains a reference to a Stratum, which contains its definition.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="communityObservations" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for measurements applying to entire plant communities, such as successional stage or Leaf Area Index.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="communityObservation" type="obs:CommunityObservationType" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation>A container for measurements applying to an entire plant community, such as successional stage or Leaf Area Index. Made on a single plot during a single date-time period.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="surfaceCoverObservations" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="surfaceCoverObservation" type="obs:SurfaceCoverObservationType" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="siteObservations" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="siteObservation" type="obs:SiteObservationType" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="observationGroupings" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for a set of observation records, of any kind, that are grouped.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="observationGrouping" type="misc:ObservationGroupingType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific grouping of observation records, of any kind, that are grouped in the data management system owing to some common characteristic.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="protocols" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A container for groups of methods related by common action.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:sequence>
            <xsd:element name="protocol" type="misc:ProtocolType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific grouping of methods related by common action.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:sequence>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="note" type="misc:noteType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
      <xsd:element name="simpleUserDefined" type="misc:simpleUserDefinedType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation/>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="complexUserDefined" type="misc:complexUserDefinedType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
    </xsd:sequence>
    <xsd:attribute name="id" type="misc:IDType" use="optional">
      <xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:documentation>Unique identifier (key) of the element. It can be unique locally to the data set for a given data element type (e.g., plots) or a GUID in which case it can be resolved to a location on the internet where the record is stored. This identifier is used elsewhere in a dataset instance to reference this specific element when it is referred to in a repeatable way by other part of the schema. For example, a single plot entity may be the basis for numerous measurements of different types (e.g., plot observation and aggregated organism observation). Therefore the plot entity is stored in a single location within schema and referenced by this identifier rather than repeating this information throughout the dataset instance. The identifier may have a specific system and scope.</xsd:documentation>
      </xsd:annotation>
    </xsd:attribute>
    <xsd:attribute name="system" type="misc:SystemType" use="optional"/>
    <xsd:attribute name="scope" default="document" type="misc:ScopeType" use="optional"/>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / parties
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A container for eml-party types. The eml-party module describes a responsible party (person or organization).
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_vegX_parties_party
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
Model
Children party
Instance
<parties>
  <party id="" scope="document" system="">{1,unbounded}</party>
</parties>
Source
<xsd:element name="parties" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A container for eml-party types. The eml-party module describes a responsible party (person or organization).</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="party" type="misc:partyType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation source="EML" xml:lang="en">The eml-party module describes a responsible party (person or organization), and is typically used to name the originator of a resource or metadata document.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / parties / party
Namespace No namespace
Annotations

EML

The eml-party module describes a responsible party (person or organization), and is typically used to name the originator of a resource or metadata document.
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#partyType_idNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#partyType_systemNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#partyType_scopeNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#partyType_individualNameNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#partyType_organizationNameNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#partyType_positionNameNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#partyType_addressNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#partyType_phoneNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#partyType_electronicMailAddressNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#partyType_onlineURLmisc-2_0_5.tmp#partyType
Type partyType
Properties
content complex
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children address, electronicMailAddress, individualName, onlineURL, organizationName, phone, positionName
Instance
<party id="" scope="document" system="">
  <individualName>{1,1}</individualName>
  <organizationName>{1,1}</organizationName>
  <positionName>{1,1}</positionName>
  <address>{0,unbounded}</address>
  <phone>{0,unbounded}</phone>
  <electronicMailAddress>{0,unbounded}</electronicMailAddress>
  <onlineURL>{0,unbounded}</onlineURL>
</party>
Attributes
QName Type Default Use Annotation
id IDType required
Unique internal identifier (key) of the element. This identifier is used elsewhere in a dataset instance to reference this specific element when it is referred to in a repeatable way by other part of the schema.
scope ScopeType document optional
system SystemType optional
Source
<xsd:element name="party" type="misc:partyType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation source="EML" xml:lang="en">The eml-party module describes a responsible party (person or organization), and is typically used to name the originator of a resource or metadata document.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element partyType / individualName
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The full name of the person being described
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="individualName" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">The full name of the person being described</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element partyType / organizationName
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The full name of the organization being described
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="organizationName" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">The full name of the organization being described</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element partyType / positionName
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The name of the title or position associated with the resource.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="positionName" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">The name of the title or position associated with the resource.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element partyType / address
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The full address information for a given responsible party entry.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs unbounded
Source
<xsd:element name="address" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">The full address information for a given responsible party entry.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element partyType / phone
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Information about the contact's telephone.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs unbounded
Source
<xsd:element name="phone" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Information about the contact's telephone.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element partyType / electronicMailAddress
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The email address of the contact.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs unbounded
Source
<xsd:element name="electronicMailAddress" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">The email address of the contact.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element partyType / onlineURL
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A link to associated online information, usually a web site.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:anyURI
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs unbounded
Source
<xsd:element name="onlineURL" type="xsd:anyURI" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A link to associated online information, usually a web site.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / literatureCitations
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A container literature citations.
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_vegX_literatureCitations_literatureCitation
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
Model
Children literatureCitation
Instance
<literatureCitations>
  <literatureCitation id="" scope="document" system="">{1,unbounded}</literatureCitation>
</literatureCitations>
Source
<xsd:element name="literatureCitations" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A container literature citations.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="literatureCitation" type="misc:literatureCitationType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation source="eml" xml:lang="en">Provides information about the literature citation. Basically a citation string that should be parsed to derive authors, year, title, etc. DOI may be also specified to facilitate the identification of the document</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / literatureCitations / literatureCitation
Namespace No namespace
Annotations

eml

Provides information about the literature citation. Basically a citation string that should be parsed to derive authors, year, title, etc. DOI may be also specified to facilitate the identification of the document
Diagram
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Type literatureCitationType
Properties
content complex
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children DOI, citationString
Instance
<literatureCitation id="" scope="document" system="">
  <citationString>{1,1}</citationString>
  <DOI>{0,1}</DOI>
</literatureCitation>
Attributes
QName Type Default Use Annotation
id IDType required
Unique internal identifier (key) of the element. This identifier is used elsewhere in a dataset instance to reference this specific element when it is referred to in a repeatable way by other part of the schema.
scope ScopeType document optional
system SystemType optional
Source
<xsd:element name="literatureCitation" type="misc:literatureCitationType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation source="eml" xml:lang="en">Provides information about the literature citation. Basically a citation string that should be parsed to derive authors, year, title, etc. DOI may be also specified to facilitate the identification of the document</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element literatureCitationType / citationString
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
a citation string that should be parsed to derive authors, year, title, etc.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="citationString" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>a citation string that should be parsed to derive authors, year, title, etc.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element literatureCitationType / DOI
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A string of the DOI uniquely identifying the document.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs 1
Source
<xsd:element name="DOI" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="EN">A string of the DOI uniquely identifying the document.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / methods
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A container for the methods followed in the creation of the datasets.
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_vegX_methods_method
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
Model
Children method
Instance
<methods>
  <method id="" scope="document" system="">{1,unbounded}</method>
</methods>
Source
<xsd:element name="methods" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A container for the methods followed in the creation of the datasets.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="method" type="misc:MethodType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific method definition followed in the creation of the dataset. Each method links to a protocol and literature citation reference. A protocol may have many method or steps.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / methods / method
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A specific method definition followed in the creation of the dataset. Each method links to a protocol and literature citation reference. A protocol may have many method or steps.
Diagram
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Type MethodType
Properties
content complex
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children citationID, citationString, description, name, protocolID, subject
Instance
<method id="" scope="document" system="">
  <name>{1,1}</name>
  <description>{1,1}</description>
  <subject>{1,1}</subject>
  <protocolID>{0,1}</protocolID>
  <citationID>{1,1}</citationID>
  <citationString>{1,1}</citationString>
</method>
Attributes
QName Type Default Use
id IDType required
scope ScopeType document optional
system SystemType optional
Source
<xsd:element name="method" type="misc:MethodType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific method definition followed in the creation of the dataset. Each method links to a protocol and literature citation reference. A protocol may have many method or steps.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element MethodType / name
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Name associated with the method. For example, that signified by an ordinal value method such as cover class.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="name" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Name associated with the method. For example, that signified by an ordinal value method such as cover class.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element MethodType / description
Namespace No namespace
Annotations

NVS

A full description of the type of method e.g., research/project or measured parameter or basal area of all stems > 10 cm dbh or counts of all saplings >1.35 m tall and less than 2 cm dbh.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="description" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation source="NVS" xml:lang="en">A full description of the type of method e.g., research/project or measured parameter or basal area of all stems > 10 cm dbh or counts of all saplings >1.35 m tall and less than 2 cm dbh.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element MethodType / subject
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The description of an attribute class for comparative purposes. If two methods measure the same attribute (e.g. plant cover), but with different degrees of precision and accuracy, setting 'subject' to 'plant cover' allows combining their values. All attributes pointing to the same method are assumed to apply to the same subject.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="subject" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>The description of an attribute class for comparative purposes. If two methods measure the same attribute (e.g. plant cover), but with different degrees of precision and accuracy, setting 'subject' to 'plant cover' allows combining their values. All attributes pointing to the same method are assumed to apply to the same subject.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element MethodType / protocolID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A reference to a protocol.  The individual protocol is defined within the element veg:protocols which is a container for all protocols within the dataset.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="protocolID" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A reference to a protocol. The individual protocol is defined within the element veg:protocols which is a container for all protocols within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element MethodType / citationID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A reference to a specific citation of literature.  The literature to which the citation pertains is defined within the element veg:literature [EML] which is a container for all the literature within the dataset.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="citationID" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A reference to a specific citation of literature. The literature to which the citation pertains is defined within the element veg:literature [EML] which is a container for all the literature within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element MethodType / citationString
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A citation string to be used when the full schema for literature citations is to be avoided
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="citationString" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A citation string to be used when the full schema for literature citations is to be avoided</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / attributes
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A container for the definitions of measured properties.
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_vegX_attributes_attribute
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
Model
Children attribute
Instance
<attributes>
  <attribute id="" scope="document" system="">{1,unbounded}</attribute>
</attributes>
Source
<xsd:element name="attributes" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A container for the definitions of measured properties.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="attribute" type="misc:AttributeType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific definition of a measured property. An attribute has to be one of three types: qualitative (unordered categorical variable, i.e. nominal), ordinal (ordered list of values) or quantitative (a numerical variable, either discrete or continuous</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / attributes / attribute
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A specific definition of a measured property. An attribute has to be one of three types: qualitative (unordered categorical variable, i.e. nominal), ordinal (ordered list of values) or quantitative (a numerical variable, either discrete or continuous
Diagram
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Type AttributeType
Properties
content complex
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children ordinal, qualitative, quantitative
Instance
<attribute id="" scope="document" system="">
  <quantitative>{1,1}</quantitative>
  <ordinal>{1,1}</ordinal>
  <qualitative>{1,1}</qualitative>
</attribute>
Attributes
QName Type Default Use
id IDType required
scope ScopeType document optional
system SystemType optional
Source
<xsd:element name="attribute" type="misc:AttributeType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific definition of a measured property. An attribute has to be one of three types: qualitative (unordered categorical variable, i.e. nominal), ordinal (ordered list of values) or quantitative (a numerical variable, either discrete or continuous</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / quantitative
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A numerical variable, either discrete or continuous may = interval and cardinal
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_quantitative_methodIDNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_quantitative_unitNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_quantitative_precisionNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_quantitative_lowerLimitNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_quantitative_upperLimit
Properties
content complex
Model
Children lowerLimit, methodID, precision, unit, upperLimit
Instance
<quantitative>
  <methodID>{1,1}</methodID>
  <unit>{1,1}</unit>
  <precision>{0,1}</precision>
  <lowerLimit>{0,1}</lowerLimit>
  <upperLimit>{0,1}</upperLimit>
</quantitative>
Source
<xsd:element name="quantitative">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A numerical variable, either discrete or continuous may = interval and cardinal</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="methodID" type="xsd:string">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A reference to a specific method that describes the context for the quantitative attribute.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="unit" type="xsd:string">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Unit of measurement (e.g. mm, cm, square meters, number of individuals)</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="precision" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation source="http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/mathematics/glossary.shtml" xml:lang="en">The smallest place value to which the measurement is expressed (eg, if pi is represented as 3.14, then its precision is .01).</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="lowerLimit" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">potential lower limit of the measurement</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="upperLimit" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">potential upper limit of the measurement</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / quantitative / methodID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A reference to a specific method that describes the context for the quantitative attribute.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="methodID" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A reference to a specific method that describes the context for the quantitative attribute.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / quantitative / unit
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Unit of measurement (e.g. mm, cm, square meters, number of individuals)
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="unit" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Unit of measurement (e.g. mm, cm, square meters, number of individuals)</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / quantitative / precision
Namespace No namespace
Annotations

http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/mathematics/glossary.shtml

The smallest place value to which the measurement is expressed (eg, if pi is represented as 3.14, then its precision is .01).
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:decimal
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs 1
Source
<xsd:element name="precision" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation source="http://mdk12.org/instruction/curriculum/mathematics/glossary.shtml" xml:lang="en">The smallest place value to which the measurement is expressed (eg, if pi is represented as 3.14, then its precision is .01).</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / quantitative / lowerLimit
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
potential lower limit of the measurement
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:decimal
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs 1
Source
<xsd:element name="lowerLimit" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">potential lower limit of the measurement</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / quantitative / upperLimit
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
potential upper limit of the measurement
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:decimal
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs 1
Source
<xsd:element name="upperLimit" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">potential upper limit of the measurement</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / ordinal
Namespace No namespace
Annotations

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/Section/Statistics-Glossary.id-305499,articleId-30041.html

A scale using numbers or symbols to rank order; its intervals may be specified or not.
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_ordinal_methodIDNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_ordinal_codeNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_ordinal_definitionNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_ordinal_lowerLimitNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_ordinal_upperLimitNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_ordinal_order
Properties
content complex
Model
Children code, definition, lowerLimit, methodID, order, upperLimit
Instance
<ordinal>
  <methodID>{1,1}</methodID>
  <code>{1,1}</code>
  <definition>{0,1}</definition>
  <lowerLimit>{0,1}</lowerLimit>
  <upperLimit>{0,1}</upperLimit>
  <order>{0,1}</order>
</ordinal>
Source
<xsd:element name="ordinal">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation source="http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/Section/Statistics-Glossary.id-305499,articleId-30041.html" xml:lang="en">A scale using numbers or symbols to rank order; its intervals may be specified or not.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="methodID" type="xsd:string">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A reference to a method that describes the context for the ordinal code.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="code" type="xsd:string">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>Ordinal class code (e.g. a value like "+" or "1" in Braun-Blanquet cover scale)</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="definition" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>Longer description of the definition of the ordinal class. For example, ">1-5 % percent cover" for code "1" in an ordinal cover scale.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="lowerLimit" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Lower limit of the ordinal class in an associated quantitative scale (e.g. 10% cover in a cover class)</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="upperLimit" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Upper limit of the ordinal class in an associated quantitative scale (e.g. 25% cover in a cover class)</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="order" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Explicit order in the sequence of ordinal values to which this code belongs.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / ordinal / methodID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A reference to a method that describes the context for the ordinal code.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="methodID" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A reference to a method that describes the context for the ordinal code.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / ordinal / code
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Ordinal class code (e.g. a value like "+" or "1" in Braun-Blanquet cover scale)
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="code" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>Ordinal class code (e.g. a value like "+" or "1" in Braun-Blanquet cover scale)</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / ordinal / definition
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Longer description of the definition of the ordinal class. For example, ">1-5 % percent cover" for code "1" in an ordinal cover scale.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs 1
Source
<xsd:element name="definition" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>Longer description of the definition of the ordinal class. For example, ">1-5 % percent cover" for code "1" in an ordinal cover scale.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / ordinal / lowerLimit
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Lower limit of the ordinal class in an associated quantitative scale (e.g. 10% cover in a cover class)
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:decimal
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="lowerLimit" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Lower limit of the ordinal class in an associated quantitative scale (e.g. 10% cover in a cover class)</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / ordinal / upperLimit
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Upper limit of the ordinal class in an associated quantitative scale (e.g. 25% cover in a cover class)
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:decimal
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="upperLimit" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Upper limit of the ordinal class in an associated quantitative scale (e.g. 25% cover in a cover class)</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / ordinal / order
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Explicit order in the sequence of ordinal values to which this code belongs.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:decimal
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="order" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Explicit order in the sequence of ordinal values to which this code belongs.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / qualitative
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Unordered categorized variable = nominal
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_qualitative_methodIDNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_qualitative_codeNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#AttributeType_AttributeType_qualitative_definition
Properties
content complex
Model
Children code, definition, methodID
Instance
<qualitative>
  <methodID>{1,1}</methodID>
  <code>{1,1}</code>
  <definition>{0,1}</definition>
</qualitative>
Source
<xsd:element name="qualitative">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>Unordered categorized variable = nominal</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="methodID" type="xsd:string">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A reference to a specific method. The individual method is defined within the element veg:method which is a container for all methods within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="code" type="xsd:string">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>The label of the category used for measurement values.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="definition" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>Longer description of the definition of the category.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / qualitative / methodID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A reference to a specific method. The individual method is defined within the element veg:method which is a container for all methods within the dataset.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="methodID" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A reference to a specific method. The individual method is defined within the element veg:method which is a container for all methods within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / qualitative / code
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The label of the category used for measurement values.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="code" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>The label of the category used for measurement values.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element AttributeType / qualitative / definition
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Longer description of the definition of the category.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs 1
Source
<xsd:element name="definition" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>Longer description of the definition of the category.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / strata
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A container for the definitions of strata, following a specific definition method.
Diagram
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Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
Model
Children stratum
Instance
<strata>
  <stratum id="" scope="document" system="">{1,unbounded}</stratum>
</strata>
Source
<xsd:element name="strata" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A container for the definitions of strata, following a specific definition method.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="stratum" type="plot:StratumType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">The specific definition of a stratum referred to by observations in the dataset. A stratum usually belongs to a ordered list that together are the set of strata definitions in use in a specific dataset. It contains the stratum name (e.g. tree layer) as well as an identification code. It may also contain an indication of a position in an ordered sequence of strata.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / strata / stratum
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The specific definition of a stratum referred to by observations in the dataset. A stratum usually belongs to a ordered list that together are the set of strata definitions in use in a specific dataset. It contains the stratum name (e.g. tree layer) as well as an identification code. It may also contain an indication of a position in an ordered sequence of strata.
Diagram
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Type StratumType
Properties
content complex
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children definition, lowerLimit, methodID, order, stratumName, upperLimit
Instance
<stratum id="" scope="document" system="">
  <stratumName>{1,1}</stratumName>
  <methodID>{0,1}</methodID>
  <definition>{0,1}</definition>
  <order>{0,1}</order>
  <upperLimit>{0,1}</upperLimit>
  <lowerLimit>{0,1}</lowerLimit>
</stratum>
Attributes
QName Type Default Use
id IDType required
scope ScopeType document optional
system SystemType optional
Source
<xsd:element name="stratum" type="plot:StratumType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">The specific definition of a stratum referred to by observations in the dataset. A stratum usually belongs to a ordered list that together are the set of strata definitions in use in a specific dataset. It contains the stratum name (e.g. tree layer) as well as an identification code. It may also contain an indication of a position in an ordered sequence of strata.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element StratumType / stratumName
Namespace No namespace
Annotations

VegBank

Name associated with this stratum and which identifies it.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="stratumName" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation source="VegBank" xml:lang="en">Name associated with this stratum and which identifies it.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element StratumType / methodID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A link, by ID, to a specific method used to define this stratum (e.g. Tiers according to Allen (1992)). The same method should be referred to by all stratum elements that share a common stratum definition approach.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="methodID" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A link, by ID, to a specific method used to define this stratum (e.g. Tiers according to Allen (1992)). The same method should be referred to by all stratum elements that share a common stratum definition approach.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element StratumType / definition
Namespace No namespace
Annotations

VegBank

The verbal description of the stratum definition (e.g. "Trees between 2 and 5 m height").
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="definition" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation source="VegBank" xml:lang="en">The verbal description of the stratum definition (e.g. "Trees between 2 and 5 m height").</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element StratumType / order
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
An indication of a position in an ordered sequence of strata.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:integer
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="order" type="xsd:integer" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">An indication of a position in an ordered sequence of strata.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element StratumType / upperLimit
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Upper limit of the stratum in some known dimension (e.g. height) defined in the attribute of the method pointed to by 'methodID'.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:decimal
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs 1
Source
<xsd:element name="upperLimit" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>Upper limit of the stratum in some known dimension (e.g. height) defined in the attribute of the method pointed to by 'methodID'.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element StratumType / lowerLimit
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Lower limit of the stratum in some known dimension (e.g. height) defined in the attribute of the method pointed to by 'methodID'.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:decimal
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs 1
Source
<xsd:element name="lowerLimit" type="xsd:decimal" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>Lower limit of the stratum in some known dimension (e.g. height) defined in the attribute of the method pointed to by 'methodID'.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / surfaceTypes
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A container for surface types, following a specific definition method.
Diagram
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Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs 1
Model
Children surfaceType
Instance
<surfaceTypes>
  <surfaceType id="" scope="document" system="">{1,unbounded}</surfaceType>
</surfaceTypes>
Source
<xsd:element name="surfaceTypes" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A container for surface types, following a specific definition method.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="surfaceType" type="plot:SurfaceTypeType" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>The definition of a surface type, not the observation of cover on them.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / surfaceTypes / surfaceType
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The definition of a surface type, not the observation of cover on them.
Diagram
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Type SurfaceTypeType
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 1
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children definition, methodID, surfaceName
Instance
<surfaceType id="" scope="document" system="">
  <surfaceName>{1,1}</surfaceName>
  <definition>{0,1}</definition>
  <methodID>{0,1}</methodID>
</surfaceType>
Attributes
QName Type Default Use
id IDType required
scope ScopeType document optional
system SystemType optional
Source
<xsd:element name="surfaceType" type="plot:SurfaceTypeType" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>The definition of a surface type, not the observation of cover on them.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element SurfaceTypeType / surfaceName
Namespace No namespace
Annotations

VegBank

Name associated with this stratum
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="surfaceName" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation source="VegBank" xml:lang="en">Name associated with this stratum</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element SurfaceTypeType / definition
Namespace No namespace
Annotations

VegBank

A longer description of the surface definition
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="definition" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation source="VegBank" xml:lang="en">A longer description of the surface definition</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element SurfaceTypeType / methodID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A reference to a specific method used to define this surface cover. The individual method is defined within the element veg:methods which is a container for all methods within the dataset.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="methodID" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A reference to a specific method used to define this surface cover. The individual method is defined within the element veg:methods which is a container for all methods within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / organismNames
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A container for all organism nomenclatural units defined for use by a dataset.
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_vegX_organismNames_organismName
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
Model
Children organismName
Instance
<organismNames>
  <organismName id="" scope="document" system="" taxonName="">{1,unbounded}</organismName>
</organismNames>
Source
<xsd:element name="organismNames" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A container for all organism nomenclatural units defined for use by a dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="organismName" type="org:OrganismNameType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>The name of an organism used in the data set. This will normally be a nomenclatural unit of any rank (order, family, genus, species, subspecies, etc.). If it is a formal scientific name (not necessarily including authority) then the attribute 'taxonName' should be set to true. However, the organism name can be a morphospecies, a field name... cases in which the attribute 'taxonName' should be set to false.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / organismNames / organismName
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The name of an organism used in the data set. This will normally be a nomenclatural unit of any rank (order, family, genus, species, subspecies, etc.). If it is a formal scientific name (not necessarily including authority) then the attribute 'taxonName' should be set to true. However, the organism name can be a morphospecies, a field name... cases in which the attribute 'taxonName' should be set to false.
Diagram
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Type OrganismNameType
Properties
content complex
maxOccurs unbounded
Attributes
QName Type Default Use Annotation
id IDType required
Unique internal identifier (key) of the element. This identifier is used elsewhere in a dataset instance to reference this specific element when it is referred to in a repeatable way by other part of the schema.
scope ScopeType document optional
system SystemType optional
taxonName xsd:boolean required
A flag to identify that the organism name is a taxon name (i.e. a name according to a nomenclature code)
Source
<xsd:element name="organismName" type="org:OrganismNameType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>The name of an organism used in the data set. This will normally be a nomenclatural unit of any rank (order, family, genus, species, subspecies, etc.). If it is a formal scientific name (not necessarily including authority) then the attribute 'taxonName' should be set to true. However, the organism name can be a morphospecies, a field name... cases in which the attribute 'taxonName' should be set to false.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / taxonConcepts
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A container for all taxon concepts defined for use by a dataset.
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_vegX_taxonConcepts_taxonConcept
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
Model
Children taxonConcept
Instance
<taxonConcepts>
  <taxonConcept id="" scope="document" system="">{1,unbounded}</taxonConcept>
</taxonConcepts>
Source
<xsd:element name="taxonConcepts" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A container for all taxon concepts defined for use by a dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="taxonConcept" type="org:TaxonConceptType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>Representation of a taxon concept (i.e., an organism name and the organism description given by an author in a publication). A taxon concept may be referenced in an organism identity as the original concept used by the author of the data set, or it can be referenced in taxonDetermination allowing an organism identity to be mapped to a taxonomic concept by third parties after re-examination.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / taxonConcepts / taxonConcept
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Representation of a taxon concept (i.e., an organism name and the organism description given by an author in a publication). A taxon concept may be referenced in an organism identity as the original concept used by the author of the data set, or it can be referenced in taxonDetermination allowing an organism identity to be mapped to a taxonomic concept by third parties after re-examination.
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#TaxonConceptType_idNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#TaxonConceptType_scopeNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#TaxonConceptType_systemNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#TaxonConceptType_organismNameIDNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#TaxonConceptType_accordingToCitationIDorganism-2_0_5.tmp#TaxonConceptType
Type TaxonConceptType
Properties
content complex
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children accordingToCitationID, organismNameID
Instance
<taxonConcept id="" scope="document" system="">
  <organismNameID>{1,1}</organismNameID>
  <accordingToCitationID>{1,1}</accordingToCitationID>
</taxonConcept>
Attributes
QName Type Default Use Annotation
id IDType required
Unique internal identifier (key) of the element. This identifier is used elsewhere in a dataset instance to reference this specific element when it is referred to in a repeatable way by other part of the schema.
scope ScopeType document optional
system SystemType optional
Source
<xsd:element name="taxonConcept" type="org:TaxonConceptType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>Representation of a taxon concept (i.e., an organism name and the organism description given by an author in a publication). A taxon concept may be referenced in an organism identity as the original concept used by the author of the data set, or it can be referenced in taxonDetermination allowing an organism identity to be mapped to a taxonomic concept by third parties after re-examination.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonConceptType / organismNameID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A link to a specific organism name by ID.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="organismNameID" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A link to a specific organism name by ID.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonConceptType / accordingToCitationID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A link to a bibliographic reference by ID where the taxon concept is described.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="accordingToCitationID" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A link to a bibliographic reference by ID where the taxon concept is described.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / taxonDeterminations
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A container for relationships or assertions between two concepts.
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_vegX_taxonDeterminations_taxonDetermination
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
Model
Children taxonDetermination
Instance
<taxonDeterminations>
  <taxonDetermination id="" scope="document" system="">{1,unbounded}</taxonDetermination>
</taxonDeterminations>
Source
<xsd:element name="taxonDeterminations" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A container for relationships or assertions between two concepts.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="taxonDetermination" type="org:TaxonDeterminationType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific relationship or assertion between two name concepts which are not part of the original definition of either of these concepts; possibly by a third party. Within vegX this typically allows for an organism identity, to be linked to a specific taxa treatment (taxon concept), according to a third party. Similar to a tcs TaxonRelationshipAssertion.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / taxonDeterminations / taxonDetermination
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A specific relationship or assertion between two name concepts which are not part of the original definition of either of these concepts; possibly by a third party. Within vegX this typically allows for an organism identity, to be linked to a specific taxa treatment (taxon concept), according to a third party. Similar to a tcs TaxonRelationshipAssertion.
Diagram
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Type TaxonDeterminationType
Properties
content complex
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children determinationDate, determinationNote, determinationPartyID, organismIdentityID, taxonRelationshipAssertion
Instance
<taxonDetermination id="" scope="document" system="">
  <organismIdentityID>{1,1}</organismIdentityID>
  <determinationDate>{0,1}</determinationDate>
  <determinationPartyID>{0,unbounded}</determinationPartyID>
  <determinationNote>{0,unbounded}</determinationNote>
  <taxonRelationshipAssertion>{1,unbounded}</taxonRelationshipAssertion>
</taxonDetermination>
Attributes
QName Type Default Use
id IDType required
scope ScopeType document optional
system SystemType optional
Source
<xsd:element name="taxonDetermination" type="org:TaxonDeterminationType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific relationship or assertion between two name concepts which are not part of the original definition of either of these concepts; possibly by a third party. Within vegX this typically allows for an organism identity, to be linked to a specific taxa treatment (taxon concept), according to a third party. Similar to a tcs TaxonRelationshipAssertion.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonDeterminationType / organismIdentityID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A reference to a specific taxonNameUsageConcept through the NameUsageConcept id attribute. The individual NameUsageConcept is defined within the element veg:datasetNameUsageConcepts which is a container for all name usage concepts within the dataset.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="organismIdentityID" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A reference to a specific taxonNameUsageConcept through the NameUsageConcept id attribute. The individual NameUsageConcept is defined within the element veg:datasetNameUsageConcepts which is a container for all name usage concepts within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonDeterminationType / determinationDate
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The determination date for the organism or taxon observation. Recorded in ISO 8601 date format: yyyy-mm-dd.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:date
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="determinationDate" type="xsd:date" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">The determination date for the organism or taxon observation. Recorded in ISO 8601 date format: yyyy-mm-dd.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonDeterminationType / determinationPartyID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The party that made the determination that applies to this dataset. This is not the same as the authorship of the asserted relationship. See accordingTo.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs unbounded
Source
<xsd:element xmlns:q2="http://www.bfn.de/misc-1.0.1" name="determinationPartyID" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>The party that made the determination that applies to this dataset. This is not the same as the authorship of the asserted relationship. See accordingTo.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonDeterminationType / determinationNote
Namespace No namespace
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#noteType_textNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#noteType_dateNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#noteType_typeNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#noteType_partyIDmisc-2_0_5.tmp#noteType
Type noteType
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children date, partyID, text, type
Instance
<determinationNote>
  <text>{1,1}</text>
  <date>{0,1}</date>
  <type>{0,1}</type>
  <partyID>{0,1}</partyID>
</determinationNote>
Source
<xsd:element xmlns:q1="http://www.bfn.de/misc-1.0.1" name="determinationNote" type="misc:noteType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>
Element noteType / text
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The text of the additional comments or explanations.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="text" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">The text of the additional comments or explanations.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element noteType / date
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The date on which the note was stored in the database. Recorded in ISO 8601 date format: yyyy-mm-dd.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:date
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="date" type="xsd:date" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">The date on which the note was stored in the database. Recorded in ISO 8601 date format: yyyy-mm-dd.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element noteType / type
Namespace No namespace
Annotations

VegBank

The type of note: Database Management, Observation Author, Database User and Internal.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="type" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation source="VegBank">The type of note: Database Management, Observation Author, Database User and Internal.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element noteType / partyID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A reference to the specific individual who contributed the note.  The identity of the contributor is defined within the element veg:parties [EML] which is a container for all parties within the dataset.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="partyID" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A reference to the specific individual who contributed the note. The identity of the contributor is defined within the element veg:parties [EML] which is a container for all parties within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonDeterminationType / taxonRelationshipAssertion
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A specific taxonomic or nomenclatural assertion record.
Diagram
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Properties
content complex
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children accordingTo, assertion, confidence, fit
Instance
<taxonRelationshipAssertion>
  <assertion>{1,1}</assertion>
  <fit>{0,1}</fit>
  <confidence>{0,1}</confidence>
  <accordingTo>{0,1}</accordingTo>
</taxonRelationshipAssertion>
Source
<xsd:element name="taxonRelationshipAssertion" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A specific taxonomic or nomenclatural assertion record.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="assertion">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A taxonomic or nomenclatural assertion to either a published nomenclatural name (taxon name) or a specific taxa treatment (taxon concept), according to a third party.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
        <xsd:complexType>
          <xsd:choice>
            <xsd:element name="organismNameID" type="xsd:string">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation>A reference to a specific Taxon Name. The name is defined within the element veg:organismName which is a container for all Taxon Names within a dataset.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
            <xsd:element name="taxonConceptID" type="xsd:string">
              <xsd:annotation>
                <xsd:documentation>A reference to a specific Taxon Concept. The concept is defined within the element veg:taxonConcept which is a container for all Taxon Concepts within a dataset.</xsd:documentation>
              </xsd:annotation>
            </xsd:element>
          </xsd:choice>
        </xsd:complexType>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="fit" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>Indicates the degree of fit with the concept being assigned.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="confidence" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>Indicates the degree of confidence of the interpreter(s) in the interpretation made. This can reflect the level of familiarity with the classification or the sufficiency of information about the plot (e.g., High, Moderate, Low).</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="accordingTo" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>Information about the authorship of the asserted relationship.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonDeterminationType / taxonRelationshipAssertion / assertion
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A taxonomic or nomenclatural assertion to either a published nomenclatural name (taxon name) or a specific taxa treatment (taxon concept), according to a third party.
Diagram
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Properties
content complex
Model
Children organismNameID, taxonConceptID
Instance
<assertion>
  <organismNameID>{1,1}</organismNameID>
  <taxonConceptID>{1,1}</taxonConceptID>
</assertion>
Source
<xsd:element name="assertion">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A taxonomic or nomenclatural assertion to either a published nomenclatural name (taxon name) or a specific taxa treatment (taxon concept), according to a third party.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:choice>
      <xsd:element name="organismNameID" type="xsd:string">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A reference to a specific Taxon Name. The name is defined within the element veg:organismName which is a container for all Taxon Names within a dataset.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="taxonConceptID" type="xsd:string">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A reference to a specific Taxon Concept. The concept is defined within the element veg:taxonConcept which is a container for all Taxon Concepts within a dataset.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:choice>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonDeterminationType / taxonRelationshipAssertion / assertion / organismNameID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A reference to a specific Taxon Name. The name is defined within the element veg:organismName which is a container for all Taxon Names within a dataset.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="organismNameID" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A reference to a specific Taxon Name. The name is defined within the element veg:organismName which is a container for all Taxon Names within a dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonDeterminationType / taxonRelationshipAssertion / assertion / taxonConceptID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A reference to a specific Taxon Concept. The concept is defined within the element veg:taxonConcept which is a container for all Taxon Concepts within a dataset.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="taxonConceptID" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A reference to a specific Taxon Concept. The concept is defined within the element veg:taxonConcept which is a container for all Taxon Concepts within a dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonDeterminationType / taxonRelationshipAssertion / fit
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Indicates the degree of fit with the concept being assigned.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="fit" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>Indicates the degree of fit with the concept being assigned.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonDeterminationType / taxonRelationshipAssertion / confidence
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Indicates the degree of confidence of the interpreter(s) in the interpretation made. This can reflect the level of familiarity with the classification or the sufficiency of information about the plot (e.g., High, Moderate, Low).
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="confidence" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>Indicates the degree of confidence of the interpreter(s) in the interpretation made. This can reflect the level of familiarity with the classification or the sufficiency of information about the plot (e.g., High, Moderate, Low).</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element TaxonDeterminationType / taxonRelationshipAssertion / accordingTo
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Information about the authorship of the asserted relationship.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
Source
<xsd:element name="accordingTo" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>Information about the authorship of the asserted relationship.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / organismIdentities
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A container for organism identities used within the dataset.
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#vegX_vegX_organismIdentities_organismIdentity
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
Model
Children organismIdentity
Instance
<organismIdentities>
  <organismIdentity id="" scope="document" system="">{1,unbounded}</organismIdentity>
</organismIdentities>
Source
<xsd:element name="organismIdentities" minOccurs="0">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A container for organism identities used within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="organismIdentity" type="org:OrganismIdentityType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>The identity of an organism (or a set of organisms) occurring within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>
Element vegX / organismIdentities / organismIdentity
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
The identity of an organism (or a set of organisms) occurring within the dataset.
Diagram
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Type OrganismIdentityType
Properties
content complex
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children originalIdentificationConcept, originalIdentificationNote, originalIdentificationPartyID, originalOrganismNameID, preferredTaxonNomenclature, voucher
Instance
<organismIdentity id="" scope="document" system="">
  <originalOrganismNameID>{1,1}</originalOrganismNameID>
  <originalIdentificationPartyID>{0,unbounded}</originalIdentificationPartyID>
  <originalIdentificationNote>{0,unbounded}</originalIdentificationNote>
  <voucher>{0,unbounded}</voucher>
  <originalIdentificationConcept>{0,1}</originalIdentificationConcept>
  <preferredTaxonNomenclature>{0,1}</preferredTaxonNomenclature>
</organismIdentity>
Attributes
QName Type Default Use
id IDType required
scope ScopeType document optional
system SystemType optional
Source
<xsd:element name="organismIdentity" type="org:OrganismIdentityType" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>The identity of an organism (or a set of organisms) occurring within the dataset.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element OrganismIdentityType / originalOrganismNameID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A link, by ID, to an organism name (e.g. normally a taxon name, but not necessarily including the authority, or even field names, morphospecies, ...) that the author of the dataset originally used to refer to an organism observed within the plot. The taxon names used as label the organism identity should not contain spelling errors, but they may not be the accepted name according to current nomenclature codes.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
Source
<xsd:element name="originalOrganismNameID" type="xsd:string">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">A link, by ID, to an organism name (e.g. normally a taxon name, but not necessarily including the authority, or even field names, morphospecies, ...) that the author of the dataset originally used to refer to an organism observed within the plot. The taxon names used as label the organism identity should not contain spelling errors, but they may not be the accepted name according to current nomenclature codes.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element OrganismIdentityType / originalIdentificationPartyID
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A link to a party involved in the original organism identification (normally the author of the data set), by ID.
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs unbounded
Source
<xsd:element name="originalIdentificationPartyID" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A link to a party involved in the original organism identification (normally the author of the data set), by ID.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element OrganismIdentityType / originalIdentificationNote
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Additional comments or explanations pertaining to the original identification of the organism.
Diagram
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Type noteType
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs unbounded
Model
Children date, partyID, text, type
Instance
<originalIdentificationNote>
  <text>{1,1}</text>
  <date>{0,1}</date>
  <type>{0,1}</type>
  <partyID>{0,1}</partyID>
</originalIdentificationNote>
Source
<xsd:element name="originalIdentificationNote" type="misc:noteType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>Additional comments or explanations pertaining to the original identification of the organism.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element OrganismIdentityType / voucher
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
Herbarium accession number for any archived voucher specimens
Diagram
Diagram
Type xsd:string
Properties
content simple
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs unbounded
Source
<xsd:element name="voucher" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Herbarium accession number for any archived voucher specimens</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
</xsd:element>
Element OrganismIdentityType / originalIdentificationConcept
Namespace No namespace
Annotations
A container of the taxon concept (i.e. taxon name + reference explaining the concept) originally associated to the organism identity. The taxon concept may have been specified by the author of the data set, or it may be asserted by a third party based on information such as date of observation or geographic location.
Diagram
DiagramNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#OrganismIdentityType_OrganismIdentityType_originalIdentificationConcept_taxonConceptIDNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#OrganismIdentityType_OrganismIdentityType_originalIdentificationConcept_conceptAssertionDateNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#OrganismIdentityType_OrganismIdentityType_originalIdentificationConcept_conceptAssertionPartyIDNO_NAMESPACE.tmp#OrganismIdentityType_OrganismIdentityType_originalIdentificationConcept_conceptAssertionNote
Properties
content complex
minOccurs 0
maxOccurs 1
Model
Children conceptAssertionDate, conceptAssertionNote, conceptAssertionPartyID, taxonConceptID
Instance
<originalIdentificationConcept>
  <taxonConceptID>{1,1}</taxonConceptID>
  <conceptAssertionDate>{0,1}</conceptAssertionDate>
  <conceptAssertionPartyID>{0,unbounded}</conceptAssertionPartyID>
  <conceptAssertionNote>{0,unbounded}</conceptAssertionNote>
</originalIdentificationConcept>
Source
<xsd:element name="originalIdentificationConcept" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
  <xsd:annotation>
    <xsd:documentation>A container of the taxon concept (i.e. taxon name + reference explaining the concept) originally associated to the organism identity. The taxon concept may have been specified by the author of the data set, or it may be asserted by a third party based on information such as date of observation or geographic location.</xsd:documentation>
  </xsd:annotation>
  <xsd:complexType>
    <xsd:sequence>
      <xsd:element name="taxonConceptID" type="xsd:string">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A link to the taxon concept stated by the author, or as asserted by a third party based on information such as the date of the observation, geographic location, etc.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="conceptAssertionDate" type="xsd:date" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation xml:lang="en">Date of the taxon concept assertion. Recorded in ISO 8601 date format: yyyy-mm-dd.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="conceptAssertionPartyID" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>A link, by ID, to a party involved in the assertion of the original taxon concept.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
      <xsd:element name="conceptAssertionNote" type="misc:noteType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
        <xsd:annotation>
          <xsd:documentation>Additional comments or explanations pertaining to the assertion of the original taxon concept.</xsd:documentation>
        </xsd:annotation>
      </xsd:element>
    </xsd:sequence>
  </xsd:complexType>
</xsd:element>