Metadata and analytical workflows
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Veg-X, an international standard for exchanging vegetation plot data.
Please visit the project homepage at
XML schema for VegBank
Version 1.0.2 of the VegBank XML has been released. This is available at: http://vegbank.org/vegdocs/xml/vegbank-xml-index.html.
You may track the evolution of the VegBank XML at:
XML schema for VegetWeb
The most recent XML standard (Schema v2.1)
Draft Standards for Biological Collections Data.
This draft might serve as a model for our efforts, and their treatment of taxa might influence the direction we take for taxa in plot data.