[IPT] IPT XML metadata

Tim Robertson (GBIF) trobertson at gbif.org
Fri Aug 19 15:42:03 CEST 2011

Dear Torsten

Those tools are not intended to work together, but there is no reason  
why it should not work.

If you zip the occurrence file and the meta.xml together, and then run  
it through the validator [1] to check, then it should be accepted by  
the IPT, if you upload the zip file when creating the dataset.

I hope this helps,

[1] http://tools.gbif.org/dwca-validator/

On Aug 19, 2011, at 3:38 PM, torsten dikow wrote:

> Hi IPT users,
> I have recently uploaded occurrence data from a published article to  
> the Pensoft IPT instance. In order to set-up an XML meta file, I  
> used the Darwin Core Archive assistant and exported that XML file  
> thinking that I would need it when I upload the resource to the IPT.  
> But when I tried to map my columns on the IPT, I couldn't just  
> upload that XML file and needed to select each column from a drop- 
> down menu. This seems to me to be double work and I would rather  
> like to use the XML meta file generated by the Darwin Core Archive  
> assistant. This XML meta file had the columns arranged in a way so  
> that they correspond to the exported occurrence data from my  
> FileMaker Pro database.
> Is there any way I can use the XML meta file for mapping columns?
> Thanks, Torsten Dikow
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