Creating a Darwin Core Archive

This page describes how you can package your data as a Darwin Core Archive (standard format for data publishing and sharing) in a Symbiota portal.

A Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) is a data standard that is commonly used to package species occurrence data into a single, self-contained dataset. A DwC-A includes metadata, a file of occurrence data, and, often, files for determinations (identifications), images, and any other data extensions.

You can only publish a Darwin Core Archive of occurrences that have unique occurrence IDs and GUIDs. In your collection metadata page, make sure that you have selected a source for your GUID and that this source contains unique values for each occurrence.

  1. Navigate to your Administration Control Panel (My Profile > Occurrence Management > name of your collection).
  2. Click Darwin Core Archive Publishing.
  3. Click the Create/Refresh Darwin Core Archive button.
Cite this page:

Katie Pearson. Creating a Darwin Core Archive. In: Symbiota Support Hub (2021). Symbiota Documentation. Created on 07 Oct 2021.