GBIF
Type Usage
Simple
Alternate identifier
Metadata/ Basic/ BasicType/ alternateIdentifier/ alternateIdentifierType
Title
Metadata/ Basic/ BasicType/ title/ titleType
Pub date
Metadata/ Basic/ BasicType/ pubDate/ pubDateType
Language
Metadata/ Basic/ BasicType/ language/ languageType
Organization name
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ organizationName/ organizationNameType
Given name
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ individualName/ individualNameType/ givenName/ givenNameType
Sur name
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ individualName/ individualNameType/ surName/ surNameType
Position name
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ positionName/ positionNameType
Delivery point
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ address/ addressType/ deliveryPoint/ deliveryPointType
City
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ address/ addressType/ city/ cityType
Administrative area
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ address/ addressType/ administrativeArea/ administrativeAreaType
Postal code
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ address/ addressType/ postalCode/ postalCodeType
Country
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ address/ addressType/ country/ countryType
Phone
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ phone/ phoneType
Electronic mail address
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ electronicMailAddress/ electronicMailAddressType
Online url
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ onlineUrl/ onlineUrlType
Organization name
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ organizationName/ organizationNameType
Given name
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ individualName/ individualNameType/ givenName/ givenNameType
Sur name
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ individualName/ individualNameType/ surName/ surNameType
Position name
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ positionName/ positionNameType
Delivery point
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ address/ addressType/ deliveryPoint/ deliveryPointType
City
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ address/ addressType/ city/ cityType
Administrative area
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ address/ addressType/ administrativeArea/ administrativeAreaType
Postal code
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ address/ addressType/ postalCode/ postalCodeType
Country
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ address/ addressType/ country/ countryType
Phone
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ phone/ phoneType
Electronic mail address
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ electronicMailAddress/ electronicMailAddressType
Online url
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ onlineUrl/ onlineUrlType
Organization name
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ organizationName/ organizationNameType
Given name
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ individualName/ individualNameType/ givenName/ givenNameType
Sur name
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ individualName/ individualNameType/ surName/ surNameType
Position name
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ positionName/ positionNameType
Delivery point
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ address/ addressType/ deliveryPoint/ deliveryPointType
City
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ address/ addressType/ city/ cityType
Administrative area
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ address/ addressType/ administrativeArea/ administrativeAreaType
Postal code
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ address/ addressType/ postalCode/ postalCodeType
Country
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ address/ addressType/ country/ countryType
Phone
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ phone/ phoneType
Electronic mail address
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ electronicMailAddress/ electronicMailAddressType
Online url
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ onlineUrl/ onlineUrlType
Role
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ role/ roleType
Para
Metadata/ abstract/ abstractType/ para/ paraType
Keyword
Metadata/ keywordSet/ keywordSetType/ keyword/ keywordType
Keyword thesaurus
Metadata/ keywordSet/ keywordSetType/ keywordThesaurus/ keywordThesaurusType
Para
Metadata/ additionalInfo/ additionalInfoType/ para/ paraType
Para
Metadata/ intellectualRights/ intellectualRightsType/ para/ paraType
Url
Metadata/ distribution/ distributionType/ online/ onlineType/ url/ urlType
Geographic description
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ geographicCoverage/ geographicCoverageType/ geographicDescription/ geographicDescriptionType
West bounding coordinate
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ geographicCoverage/ geographicCoverageType/ boundingCoordinates/ boundingCoordinatesType/ westBoundingCoordinate/ westBoundingCoordinateType
East bounding coordinate
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ geographicCoverage/ geographicCoverageType/ boundingCoordinates/ boundingCoordinatesType/ eastBoundingCoordinate/ eastBoundingCoordinateType
North bounding coordinate
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ geographicCoverage/ geographicCoverageType/ boundingCoordinates/ boundingCoordinatesType/ northBoundingCoordinate/ northBoundingCoordinateType
South bounding coordinate
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ geographicCoverage/ geographicCoverageType/ boundingCoordinates/ boundingCoordinatesType/ southBoundingCoordinate/ southBoundingCoordinateType
Calendar date2
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ temporalCoverage/ temporalCoverageType/ rangeOfDates/ rangeOfDatesType/ beginDate/ calendarDate/ calendarDate2/ calendarDate2Type
Calendar date2
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ temporalCoverage/ temporalCoverageType/ rangeOfDates/ rangeOfDatesType/ endDate/ calendarDate/ calendarDate2/ calendarDate2Type
Calendar date2
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ temporalCoverage/ temporalCoverageType/ singleDateTime/ calendarDate/ calendarDate2/ calendarDate2Type
General taxonomic coverage
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ taxonomicCoverage/ taxonomicCoverageType/ generalTaxonomicCoverage/ generalTaxonomicCoverageType
Taxon rank name
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ taxonomicCoverage/ taxonomicCoverageType/ taxonomicClassification/ taxonomicClassificationType/ taxonRankName/ taxonRankNameType
Taxon rank value
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ taxonomicCoverage/ taxonomicCoverageType/ taxonomicClassification/ taxonomicClassificationType/ taxonRankValue/ taxonRankValueType
Common name
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ taxonomicCoverage/ taxonomicCoverageType/ taxonomicClassification/ taxonomicClassificationType/ commonName/ commonNameType
Para
Metadata/ purpose/ purposeType/ para/ paraType
Organization name
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ organizationName/ organizationNameType
Given name
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ individualName/ individualNameType/ givenName/ givenNameType
Sur name
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ individualName/ individualNameType/ surName/ surNameType
Position name
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ positionName/ positionNameType
Delivery point
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ address/ addressType/ deliveryPoint/ deliveryPointType
City
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ address/ addressType/ city/ cityType
Administrative area
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ address/ addressType/ administrativeArea/ administrativeAreaType
Postal code
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ address/ addressType/ postalCode/ postalCodeType
Country
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ address/ addressType/ country/ countryType
Phone
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ phone/ phoneType
Electronic mail address
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ electronicMailAddress/ electronicMailAddressType
Online url
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ onlineUrl/ onlineUrlType
Para
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ methodStep/ description/ description/ descriptionType/ para/ paraType
Para
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ qualityControl/ description/ description/ descriptionType/ para/ paraType
Para
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ sampling/ samplingType/ studyExtent/ description/ description/ descriptionType/ para/ paraType
Para
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ sampling/ samplingType/ samplingDescription/ samplingDescriptionType/ para/ paraType
Title
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ title/ titleType
Organization name
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ organizationName/ organizationNameType
Given name
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ individualName/ individualNameType/ givenName/ givenNameType
Sur name
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ individualName/ individualNameType/ surName/ surNameType
Position name
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ positionName/ positionNameType
Delivery point
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ address/ addressType/ deliveryPoint/ deliveryPointType
City
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ address/ addressType/ city/ cityType
Administrative area
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ address/ addressType/ administrativeArea/ administrativeAreaType
Postal code
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ address/ addressType/ postalCode/ postalCodeType
Country
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ address/ addressType/ country/ countryType
Phone
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ phone/ phoneType
Electronic mail address
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ electronicMailAddress/ electronicMailAddressType
Online url
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ onlineUrl/ onlineUrlType
Role
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ role/ roleType
Para
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ funding/ fundingType/ para/ paraType
Descriptor value
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ studyAreaDescription/ studyAreaDescriptionType/ descriptor/ descriptorType/ descriptorValue/ descriptorValueType
Para
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ designDescription/ description/ description/ descriptionType/ para/ paraType
Complex
Basic
Metadata/ Basic/ BasicType
Creator
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType
Individual name
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ individualName/ individualNameType
Individual name type
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ individualName/ individualNameType
Address
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ address/ addressType
Address type
Metadata/ creator/ creatorType/ address/ addressType
Metadata provider
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType
Individual name
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ individualName/ individualNameType
Address
Metadata/ metadataProvider/ metadataProviderType/ address/ addressType
Associated party
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType
Individual name
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ individualName/ individualNameType
Address
Metadata/ associatedParty/ associatedPartyType/ address/ addressType
Abstract
Metadata/ abstract/ abstractType
Keyword set
Metadata/ keywordSet/ keywordSetType
Additional info
Metadata/ additionalInfo/ additionalInfoType
Intellectual rights
Metadata/ intellectualRights/ intellectualRightsType
Distribution
Metadata/ distribution/ distributionType
Online
Metadata/ distribution/ distributionType/ online/ onlineType
Online type
Metadata/ distribution/ distributionType/ online/ onlineType
Coverage
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType
Geographic coverage
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ geographicCoverage/ geographicCoverageType
Geographic coverage type
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ geographicCoverage/ geographicCoverageType
Bounding coordinates
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ geographicCoverage/ geographicCoverageType/ boundingCoordinates/ boundingCoordinatesType
Bounding coordinates type
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ geographicCoverage/ geographicCoverageType/ boundingCoordinates/ boundingCoordinatesType
Temporal coverage
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ temporalCoverage/ temporalCoverageType
Temporal coverage type
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ temporalCoverage/ temporalCoverageType
Range of dates
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ temporalCoverage/ temporalCoverageType/ rangeOfDates/ rangeOfDatesType
Range of dates type
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ temporalCoverage/ temporalCoverageType/ rangeOfDates/ rangeOfDatesType
Begin date
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ temporalCoverage/ temporalCoverageType/ rangeOfDates/ rangeOfDatesType/ beginDate/ calendarDate
Calendar date
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ temporalCoverage/ temporalCoverageType/ rangeOfDates/ rangeOfDatesType/ beginDate/ calendarDate
End date
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ temporalCoverage/ temporalCoverageType/ rangeOfDates/ rangeOfDatesType/ endDate/ calendarDate
Single date time
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ temporalCoverage/ temporalCoverageType/ singleDateTime/ calendarDate
Taxonomic coverage
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ taxonomicCoverage/ taxonomicCoverageType
Taxonomic coverage type
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ taxonomicCoverage/ taxonomicCoverageType
Taxonomic classification
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ taxonomicCoverage/ taxonomicCoverageType/ taxonomicClassification/ taxonomicClassificationType
Taxonomic classification type
Metadata/ coverage/ coverageType/ taxonomicCoverage/ taxonomicCoverageType/ taxonomicClassification/ taxonomicClassificationType
Purpose
Metadata/ purpose/ purposeType
Contact
Metadata/ contact/ contactType
Individual name
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ individualName/ individualNameType
Address
Metadata/ contact/ contactType/ address/ addressType
Methods
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType
Method step
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ methodStep/ description
Description
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ methodStep/ description
Description
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ methodStep/ description/ description/ descriptionType
Description type
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ methodStep/ description/ description/ descriptionType
Quality control
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ qualityControl/ description
Description
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ qualityControl/ description/ description/ descriptionType
Sampling
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ sampling/ samplingType
Sampling type
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ sampling/ samplingType
Study extent
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ sampling/ samplingType/ studyExtent/ description
Description
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ sampling/ samplingType/ studyExtent/ description/ description/ descriptionType
Sampling description
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ sampling/ samplingType/ samplingDescription/ samplingDescriptionType
Sampling description type
Metadata/ methods/ methodsType/ sampling/ samplingType/ samplingDescription/ samplingDescriptionType
Project
Metadata/ project/ projectType
Personnel
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType
Agent with role type
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType
Individual name
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ individualName/ individualNameType
Address
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ personnel/ agentWithRoleType/ address/ addressType
Funding
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ funding/ fundingType
Funding type
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ funding/ fundingType
Study area description
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ studyAreaDescription/ studyAreaDescriptionType
Study area description type
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ studyAreaDescription/ studyAreaDescriptionType
Descriptor
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ studyAreaDescription/ studyAreaDescriptionType/ descriptor/ descriptorType
Descriptor type
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ studyAreaDescription/ studyAreaDescriptionType/ descriptor/ descriptorType
Design description
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ designDescription/ description
Description
Metadata/ project/ projectType/ designDescription/ description/ description/ descriptionType
SOURCE
TARGET
project
title
Project
Name
Acronym
FundingOrganisation
Grant ID
Transformation Rule (title to Name)
individualName
givenName
surName
Owner
Owner
Transformation Rule (givenName to Owner)
Transformation Rule (surName to Owner)
individualNameType
givenName
surName
Person
FirstName
LastName
Phone
Mobile
Fax
Street
ZipCode
City
Country
Website
ORCID
VIAF
Email
Transformation Rule (surName to LastName)
Transformation Rule (givenName to FirstName)
project
title
ProjectTitle
ProjectTitle
Transformation Rule (title to ProjectTitle)
individualName
givenName
surName
Author
Author
Transformation Rule (givenName to Author)
Transformation Rule (surName to Author)
abstract
para
Description
Description
Transformation Rule (para to Description)
Basic
alternateIdentifier
title
pubDate
language
Title
Title
Transformation Rule (title to Title)
System
Key Party
Simple
First name
Person/ FirstName
Last name
Person/ LastName
Phone
Person/ Phone
Mobile
Person/ Mobile
Fax
Person/ Fax
Street
Person/ Street
Zip code
Person/ ZipCode
City
Person/ City
Country
Person/ Country
Website
Person/ Website
ORCID
Person/ ORCID
VIAF
Person/ VIAF
Email
Person/ Email
Name
Organization/ Name
Name
Institute/ Name
Street
Institute/ Street
Zip code
Institute/ ZipCode
City
Institute/ City
Country
Institute/ Country
Name
Project/ Name
Acronym
Project/ Acronym
Funding organisation
Project/ FundingOrganisation
Grant ID
Project/ Grant ID
Name
Group/ Name
Id
Dataset/ Id
Name
Dataset/ Name
Author
Description
License
Project title
Title
Id
Version
Date of version
Metadata creation date
Metadata last modfied
Data creation date
Data last modified
Subject
Publisher
Contributor
Type
Format
Identifier
Source
Language
Relation
Coverage
Rights
PI
Organization employment
Group member
Project member
Institute member
Owner
Complex
Person
Organization
Institute
Project
Group
Dataset