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Metadata

URI
https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/
Publisher (s)
TERN
Creator (s)
Simon J.D.Cox Orcid logo ( simon.cox@csiro.au ) of CSIRO
Siddeswara Guru Orcid logo ( s.guru@uq.edu.au ) of TERN
Edmond Chuc Orcid logo ( e.chuc@uq.edu.au ) of TERN
Contributor (s)
Anusuriya Devaraju ( a.devaraju@uq.edu.au ) of TERN
Habacuc Flores Moreno ( h.floresmoreno@uq.edu.au ) of TERN
Javier Sanchez Gonzalez ( j.sanchezgonzalez@uq.edu.au ) of TERN
Mosheh Eliyahu ( mosheh.eliyahu@adelaide.edu.au ) of TERN
Tina Parkhurst ( t.parkhurst@uq.edu.au ) of TERN
Modified
2021-09-22
Version Information
0.3.2
Version URI
tern:0.3.2
Imports
http://datashapes.org/dash
qudt:
http://rdfs.org/ns/void
owl:
skos:
time:
http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#
prov:
sosa:
ssn:
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AGLDWG/datatype-ont/master/rdf/datatype.rdf
loc:
tern-org:
https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/sd/
License
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
Ontology RDF
RDF (turtle)
Code Repository
https://github.com/ternaustralia/ontology_tern

Description

The TERN Ontology comprises a set of vocabularies for representing plot-based ecological data. It was developed primarily based on the SOSA (Sensor, Observation, Sample, and Actuator) ontology. The TERN Ontology's classes and properties have been tailored to describe terrestrial ecology survey data including flora, vegetation and soil, following the methodologies outlined in the Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Classes
  3. Object Properties
  4. Datatype Properties
  5. Annotation Properties
  6. Properties
  7. Namespaces
  8. Legend

Overview

An overview of the TERN Ontology.

TERN Ontology diagram.
Figure 1: TERN Ontology overview.

Classes &uparrow

Concept c

URI http://linked.data.gov.au/def/datatype/Concept

Material Sample c

URI http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/MaterialSample
Is Defined By http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Description

A physical result of a sampling (or subsampling) event. In biological collections, the material sample is typically collected, and either preserved or destructively processed.

Example
                      A whole organism preserved in a collection. 
A part of an organism isolated for some purpose. A soil sample. A marine microbial sample.
                    
Sub-classes tern:MaterialSample c

Attribute c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Attribute
Description

A key-value pair. Same design pattern as schema:PropertyValue .

Super-classes ssn:Property c
Restrictions tern:hasValue op only tern:Value c
tern:hasValue op exactly 1
In domain of tern:isAttributeOf op
In range of tern:hasAttribute op

Boolean c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Boolean
Description

Class to encapsulate a true-or-false value

Super-classes tern:Value c
Restrictions rdf:value only xsd:boolean c
rdf:value exactly 1

Categorical Value c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/CategoricalValue
Super-classes skos:Concept c

Concept c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Concept
Description

Class to encapsulate a classifier, usually a value from a controlled vocabulary.

Super-classes tern:Value c
Restrictions tern:vocabulary op exactly 1
tern:localVocabulary only ( skos:Concept c or skos:Collection c or owl:Ontology c )
tern:localValue only skos:Concept c
rdf:value only skos:Concept c
rdf:value exactly 1

Count c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Count
Description

Class to encapsulate an integer value.

Super-classes tern:Value c
Restrictions tern:uncertainty dp max 1
rdf:value only xsd:integer c
rdf:value exactly 1

Date c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Date
Super-classes tern:Value c
Restrictions rdf:value exactly 1
rdf:value only xsd:date c

Date time c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/DateTime
Super-classes tern:Value c
Restrictions rdf:value only xsd:dateTime c
rdf:value exactly 1

Digital Camera c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/DigitalCamera
Description

The model as defined by the manufacturer.

Example
                      E.g. EOS 350D
                    
Super-classes skos:Concept c
Restrictions dcterms:source min 1 xsd:string c
skos:definition only xsd:string c
schema:model min 1
schema:manufacturer min 1 xsd:string c
skos:prefLabel min 1
skos:altLabel only xsd:string c

Dimension c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Dimension
Description

The dimension of a 2D square or rectangular feature. Example, the dimension of a rectangular plot Site . This class should perhaps have specialised classes to express not just square or rectangular features but also others such as circular features.

Restrictions data:unit exactly 1 qudt:Unit c
tern:width exactly 1
tern:length exactly 1
tern:width only ( xsd:double c or xsd:integer c or xsd:double c or xsd:integer c )
tern:length only ( xsd:double c or xsd:integer c or xsd:double c or xsd:integer c )

Earth Observation Satellite c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/EarthObservationSatellite
Description

Earth observation satellites are satellites specifically designed to observe Earth from orbit, similar to spy satellites but intended for non-military uses such as environmental monitoring, meteorology, map making etc. Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_observation_satellite Group: Platform_Details Entry_ID: Earth Observation Satellites Group: Platform_Identification Platform_Category: Earth Observation Satellites Short_Name: Earth Observation Satellites End_Group End_Group

Super-classes tern:MobilePlatform c

Ecosystem Processes Site c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/EcosystemProcessesSite
Description

An ecological Site that usually hosts a FluxTower .

Super-classes tern:Site c

Feature of Interest c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/FeatureOfInterest
Description

The thing whose property is being estimated or calculated in the course of an Observation to arrive at a Result or whose property is being manipulated by an Actuator, or which is being sampled or transformed in an act of Sampling.

Example
                      When measuring the height of a tree, the height is the observed ObservableProperty, 20m may be the Result of the Observation, and the tree is the FeatureOfInterest. A window is a FeatureOfInterest for an automatic window control Actuator.
                    
Super-classes sosa:FeatureOfInterest c
Restrictions tern:hasAttribute op only tern:Attribute c
http://rdfs.org/ns/void#inDataset only tern:RDFDataset c
tern:featureType op exactly 1
geosparql:hasGeometry only loc:Geometry c
sosa:hasSample only tern:Sample c
http://rdfs.org/ns/void#inDataset exactly 1
sosa:isFeatureOfInterestOf only ( tern:Sampling c or tern:Observation c )
rdfs:comment max 1
dcterms:identifier only xsd:string c
Sub-classes tern:Sample c
In domain of tern:featureType op

Fixed Platform c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/FixedPlatform
Description

A fixed platform based on land.

Super-classes tern:Platform c
Sub-classes tern:FluxTower c

Flux Tower c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/FluxTower
Description

Across the globe, towers stand among the landscape, with sensors monitoring these eddies for carbon dioxide, water vapor and other gasses. These so-called flux towers collect data on carbon dioxide exchange rates between the earth and atmosphere.

Example
                      https://w3id.org/tern/resources/fd2809a2-e705-4961-b09c-7e9ae1ffa87e
                    
Super-classes tern:FixedPlatform c
Restrictions tern:purpose dp max 1
tern:dateCommissioned exactly 1 xsd:date c
tern:centroidPoint exactly 1 loc:Point c
sosa:isHostedBy max 1 tern:Site c
dcterms:description only xsd:string c
rdfs:comment only xsd:string c
rdfs:label exactly 1 xsd:string c
tern:fluxnetID max 1 xsd:string c
tern:dateDecommissioned max 1 xsd:date c

IRI c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/IRI
Super-classes tern:Value c
Restrictions rdf:value exactly 1

Input c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Input
Description

Input - Any information that is provided to a Procedure for its use.

Example
                      A **wedge prism** or **relascope** can be used to estimate the Basal Area per hectare. 
The number of counted trees and the Basal Area Factor are inputs to estimate the Basal Area.
                    
Super-classes ssn:Input c
Restrictions rdfs:label exactly 1 xsd:string c
dcterms:description only xsd:string c
data:value exactly 1

Instant c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Instant
Super-classes time:Instant c

Instrument c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Instrument
Description

A device or instrument that is used for making measurements or observations.

Super-classes ssn:System c
Restrictions tern:instrumentType op only ( skos:Concept c or owl:Class c or rdfs:Class c or owl:NamedIndividual c )
tern:attribute only tern:Attribute c
tern:instrumentType op exactly 1
Sub-classes tern:Sampler c
tern:Sensor c
In range of tern:usedInstrument op

Feature which is managed for TERN purposes c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/ManagedFeature
Restrictions tern:dateDecommissioned max 1
tern:dateCommissioned only xsd:date c
tern:dateDecommissioned only xsd:date c
tern:dateCommissioned exactly 1

Material sample c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/MaterialSample
Description

A physical result of a sampling (or subsampling) event. In biological collections, the material sample is typically collected, and either preserved or destructively processed.

Example
                      A whole organism preserved in a collection. A part of an organism isolated for some purpose. A soil sample. A marine microbial sample.
                    
Super-classes dwc:MaterialSample c
tern:Sample c

Method c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Method
Description

A Method describes in detailed steps how a workflow, protocol, plan or algorithm is carried out to make an Observation or a Sample . It explains the steps to be carried out to arrive at reproducible Result .

Example
                      Borehole logging is a field method in which 
in situ physical measurements (e.g., temperature) are made down the 
length of a borehole by lowering measurement instruments down the borehole via cable. (Credit: PaST Thesaurus)
                    
Super-classes skos:Concept c
Restrictions skos:note only xsd:string c
schema:timeRequired max 1
skos:prefLabel exactly 1 xsd:string c
tern:instructions op max 1 rdf:Seq c
tern:scope dp max 1
tern:hasParameter only skos:Concept c
skos:definition max 1 xsd:string c
schema:timeRequired only xsd:string c
tern:equipment op max 1 skos:Concept c
dcterms:source only ( xsd:string c or xsd:anyURI c )
tern:hasCategoricalCollection only skos:Collection c
tern:purpose dp max 1

Mobile Platform c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/MobilePlatform
Description

A moving mobile platform on land, in water or in space.

Super-classes tern:Platform c
Sub-classes tern:EarthObservationSatellite c

Observable Property c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/ObservableProperty
Description

An observable quality (property, characteristic) of a FeatureOfInterest . A feature-of-interest refers to a feature whose properties are measured or observed.

Example
                      Sampling depth, bulk density, pH are examples of properties of a 
soil sample, and the soil sample is the feature-of-interest, 
representative of the area from which it is collected.
                    
Super-classes sosa:ObservableProperty c
Restrictions tern:localValue max 1
tern:localVocabulary max 1
tern:localVocabulary only ( skos:ConceptScheme c or skos:Collection c or owl:Ontology c )
rdf:value only tern:Parameter c
tern:vocabulary op exactly 1
tern:localValue only skos:Concept c
rdf:value exactly 1

Observation c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Observation
Description

Act of carrying out an (Observation) Procedure to estimate or calculate a value of a property of a FeatureOfInterest . Links to a Sensor to describe what made the Observation and how; links to an ObservableProperty to describe what the result is an estimate of, and to a FeatureOfInterest to detail what that property was associated with.

Example
                      The activity of measuring properties such as wind speed and direction by 
an anemometer sensor. The results of the observation are the measurement values 
of the properties estimated by the sensor.
                    
Super-classes sosa:Observation c
prov:Activity c
Restrictions sosa:hasFeatureOfInterest only tern:FeatureOfInterest c
http://rdfs.org/ns/void#inDataset exactly 1
sosa:observedProperty exactly 1
sosa:hasResult exactly 1
geosparql:hasGeometry only geosparql:Geometry c
http://rdfs.org/ns/void#inDataset only tern:RDFDataset c
tern:usedInstrument op only tern:Instrument c
sosa:usedProcedure exactly 1
tern:hasAttribute op only tern:Attribute c
sosa:resultTime exactly 1
tern:hasSiteVisit op only tern:SiteVisit c
sosa:hasResult only tern:Value c
sosa:phenomenonTime exactly 1 time:Instant c
sosa:hasFeatureOfInterest exactly 1
tern:hasSiteVisit op max 1
dcterms:identifier only xsd:string c
rdfs:comment max 1
sosa:hasSimpleResult exactly 1
prov:wasAttributedTo only tern-org:Person c
In range of tern:hasObservation op

Parameter c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Parameter
Description

A FeatureOfInterest's property or characteristic which an Observation is measuring using some Procedure .

Super-classes skos:Concept c

Percent c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Percent
Description

Class to encapsulate a quantitative measure expressed as a percent value.

Super-classes tern:QuantitativeMeasure c
Restrictions tern:unit op value http://qudt.org/vocab/unit/PERCENT c

Percent Range c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/PercentRange
Description

Class to encapsulate a quantitative range expressed as in percent values.

Super-classes tern:QuantitativeRange c
Restrictions tern:unit op value http://qudt.org/vocab/unit/PERCENT c

Platform c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Platform
Description

An entity that hosts other entities, particularly Sensors , Samplers , and other Platforms .

Example
                      Ocean buoy is an example of platform that is equipped with 
an array of sensors such as GPS, current meters, atmospheric sensors and water 
quality monitors. Sensors measuring weather variables are attached to 
a weather station (a platform)
                    
Super-classes sosa:Platform c
Sub-classes tern:FixedPlatform c
tern:MobilePlatform c
tern:Site c

Plot c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Plot
Super-classes tern:Sample c

Procedure c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Procedure
Description

A workflow, protocol, plan, algorithm, or computational method specifying how to make an Observation , create a Sample , or make a change to the state of the world (via an Actuator . A Procedure is re-usable, and might be involved in many Observations , Samplings , or Actuations . it explains the steps to be carried out to arrive at reproducible Results .

Usage Note [Input](#Input) can be used to capture any input values for a procedure, such as the input value of the basal wedge to estimate the basal area per hectare.
Example
                      The procedure for collecting photopoints are specified in the 
[AusPlots Rangelands Survey Protocols Manual](http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.4287.3607).
The DEC Nature Conservation Service Biodiversity have defined 
[standard procedures](https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/images/documents/plants-animals/monitoring/sop/sop_establishingvegetationquadrats_20090818_v1.0.pdf)
for establishing quadrats for vegetation sampling.
                    
Super-classes sosa:Procedure c
Restrictions tern:vocabulary op exactly 1
ssn:hasInput max 1 tern:Input c
rdf:value exactly 1 tern:Method c
tern:methodType only skos:Concept c

Quadrat c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Quadrat
Super-classes tern:Sample c

Quantitative Measure c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/QuantitativeMeasure
Super-classes tern:Value c
Restrictions tern:uncertainty dp only xsd:double c
rdf:value only xsd:double c
rdf:value exactly 1
tern:unit op exactly 1
tern:uncertainty dp max 1
Sub-classes tern:Percent c

Quantitative range c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/QuantitativeRange
Description

Class to encapsulate a quantitative range.

Super-classes tern:Value c
Restrictions qudt:maxInclusive exactly 1
tern:unit op max 1
qudt:minInclusive exactly 1
tern:uncertainty dp only xsd:double c
qudt:maxInclusive only xsd:double c
tern:uncertainty dp exactly 1
qudt:minInclusive only xsd:double c
Sub-classes tern:PercentRange c

RDFDataset c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/RDFDataset
Super-classes http://rdfs.org/ns/void#Dataset c
rdfs:Resource c

Result c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Result
Description

The result of an Observation , Actuation , or act of Sampling . To store an observation's simple result value one can use the hasSimpleResult property.

Example
                      The value 20 as the height of a certain 
tree together with the unit, e.g., Meter.
                    
Super-classes tern:Value c
Sub-classes tern:Sample c

Sample c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Sample
Description

*A feature which is intended to be representative of a FeatureOfInterest on which Observations may be made. Physical samples are sometimes known as physical specimens.

Example
                      Plant, animal, soil and water are all 
examples of samples of some feature of interest.
                    
Super-classes tern:FeatureOfInterest c
tern:Result c
sosa:Sample c
Restrictions sosa:isResultOf only tern:Sampling c
sosa:isSampleOf only tern:FeatureOfInterest c
sosa:isSampleOf min 1
sosa:isResultOf min 1
Sub-classes tern:Transect c
tern:Site c
tern:Plot c
tern:MaterialSample c
tern:Quadrat c

Sampler c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Sampler
Description

Sampler - A device that is used by, or implements, a (Sampling) Procedure to create or transform one or more samples.

Example
                      A ball mill, diamond drill, hammer, hypodermic syringe and needle, image Sensor or a soil auger can all act as sampling devices (i.e., be Samplers). However, sometimes the distinction between the Sampler and the Sensor is not evident, as they are packaged as a unit. A Sampler need not be a physical device.
                    
Super-classes sosa:Sampler c
tern:Instrument c
Restrictions sosa:madeSampling only sosa:Sampling c
ssn:implements min 1

Sampling c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Sampling
Description

An activity of Sampling carries out a (Sampling) Procedure to create or transform one or more Samples .

Example
                      Crushing a rock sample in a ball mill to create sub-samples of the rock.
Digging a pit through a soil sequence.
Dividing a field site into quadrants.
Drawing blood from a patient.
Drilling an observation well.
Establishing a station for environmental monitoring.
Registering an image of the landscape.
Sieving a powder to separate the subset finer than 100-mesh.
Selecting a subset of a population.
Splitting a piece of drill-core to create two new samples.
Taking a diamond-drill core from a rock outcrop.
                    
Super-classes prov:Activity c
sosa:Sampling c
Restrictions tern:usedInstrument op only tern:Instrument c
sosa:hasFeatureOfInterest exactly 1
sosa:resultTime only xsd:dateTime c
sosa:hasResult min 1
tern:hasAttribute op only tern:Attribute c
prov:wasAttributedTo only tern-org:Person c
rdfs:comment max 1
sosa:hasFeatureOfInterest only tern:FeatureOfInterest c
sosa:hasResult only tern:Sample c
tern:hasSiteVisit op max 1
sosa:usedProcedure exactly 1
sosa:resultTime exactly 1
geosparql:hasGeometry only geosparql:Geometry c
sosa:usedProcedure only tern:Procedure c
tern:hasSiteVisit op only tern:SiteVisit c
dcterms:identifier only xsd:string c
In range of tern:hasSampling op

Sensor c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Sensor
Description

Device, agent (including humans), or software (simulation) involved in, or implementing, a Procedure. Sensors respond to a stimulus, e.g., a change in the environment, or input data composed from the results of prior Observations, and generate a Result. Sensors can be hosted by Platforms.

Super-classes tern:Instrument c
sosa:Sensor c
Restrictions sosa:observes only tern:ObservableProperty c
schema:serialNumber max 1
sosa:madeObservation only tern:Observation c
sosa:isHostedBy only tern:Platform c

Ecological Site c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Site
Description

Location where observations may be made. This is a subclass of Sample because a site should be designed to be representative of an environmental system (which may be an ecosystem or bioregion) or zone (which may be a zone such as a parcel or tract).

Usage Note Use [dcterms:hasPart](http://purl.org/dc/terms/hasPart) and [dcterms:isPartOf](http://purl.org/dc/terms/isPartOf) to model [Site](#EcologicalSite) and [Subsite](#EcologicalSite) relationships. E.g. In TERN, there are SuperSites that contain multiple core 1 ha plots.
Example
                      Ausplots Rangelands Site 59858 (Site Name: WAACOO0011)
                    
Super-classes tern:Sample c
tern:Platform c
Restrictions geosparql:sfWithin only geosparql:Feature c
tern:dimension max 1
tern:locationDescription max 1 xsd:string c
tern:dimension only xsd:string c
tern:siteDescription max 1 xsd:string c
tern:hasSiteVisit op only tern:SiteVisit c
tern:polygon max 1 loc:Polygon c
tern:locationProcedure only tern:Procedure c
Sub-classes tern:EcosystemProcessesSite c
In range of tern:hasSite op

Site Visit c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/SiteVisit
Description

A Site Visit is a discrete time-bounded activity at a Site , during which Sampling or Observation activities occur.

Super-classes prov:Activity c
Restrictions prov:startedAtTime exactly 1
prov:endedAtTime only xsd:dateTime c
tern:hasAttribute op only tern:Attribute c
dcterms:identifier only xsd:string c
prov:startedAtTime only xsd:dateTime c
http://rdfs.org/ns/void#inDataset exactly 1
http://rdfs.org/ns/void#inDataset only tern:RDFDataset c
tern:hasSite op exactly 1
tern:locationDescription max 1 xsd:string c
tern:siteDescription max 1 xsd:string c
prov:endedAtTime max 1
tern:hasSampling op only tern:Sampling c
tern:hasObservation op only tern:Observation c
tern:hasSite op only tern:Site c
In range of tern:hasSiteVisit op

Text c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Text
Description

Class to encapsulate a textual value.

Super-classes tern:Value c
Restrictions rdf:value only ( xsd:string c or rdf:langString c )
rdf:value exactly 1

Transect c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Transect
Super-classes tern:Sample c
Restrictions tern:transectStartPoint only loc:Point c
tern:transectEndPoint only loc:Point c
tern:transectStartPoint max 1
tern:transectDirection max 1

Value c

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/Value
Super-classes rdfs:Resource c
Sub-classes tern:Count c
tern:QuantitativeRange c
tern:Date c
tern:Result c
tern:Text c
tern:DateTime c
tern:Concept c
tern:IRI c
tern:Boolean c
tern:QuantitativeMeasure c
In range of tern:hasValue op

Object Properties &uparrow

equipment op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/equipment

feature type op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/featureType
Domain(s) tern:FeatureOfInterest c
Range(s) skos:Concept c

has attribute op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasAttribute
Super-properties ssn:hasProperty
Inverse properties tern:isAttributeOf op
Range(s) tern:Attribute c

has environmental characteristic op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasEnvironmentalCharacteristic

has observation op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasObservation
Range(s) tern:Observation c

has sampling op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasSampling
Range(s) tern:Sampling c

has site op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasSite
Range(s) tern:Site c

has site visit op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasSiteVisit
Range(s) tern:SiteVisit c

has value op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasValue
Range(s) tern:Value c

instructions op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/instructions

instrument type op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/instrumentType
Range(s) skos:Concept c

is attribute of op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/isAttributeOf
Super-properties ssn:isPropertyOf
Inverse properties tern:hasAttribute op
Domain(s) tern:Attribute c

is site of op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/isSiteOf
Inverse properties tern:hasSite op

is site visit of op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/isSiteVisitOf
Inverse properties tern:isSiteVisitOf op

unit op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/unit

used instrument op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/usedInstrument
Range(s) tern:Instrument c

vocabulary op

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/vocabulary
Range(s) skos:ConceptScheme c skos:Collection c owl:Ontology c

Datatype Properties &uparrow

purpose dp

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/purpose
Range(s) xsd:string c

scope dp

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/scope
Range(s) xsd:string c

uncertainty dp

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/uncertainty
Range(s) xsd:double c

Annotation Properties &uparrow

short name ap

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/shortName

Properties &uparrow

material sample ID p

URI http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/materialSampleID
Is Defined By http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
Description An identifier for the MaterialSample (as opposed to a particular digital record of the material sample). In the absence of a persistent global unique identifier, construct one from a combination of identifiers in the record that will most closely make the materialSampleID globally unique.
Example
                      IGSN:ASR000001 (Resulting URI: http://igsn.org/ASR000001) 
is a globally unique and persistent identifier of a soil sample.
                    

area p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/area
Example
                       The area of the Mitchell Grass Rangeland SuperSite Supersite is approximately 47 M (million) ha.
                    

attribute p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/attribute
Range(s) skos:Concept c

cardinal direction p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/cardinalDirection
Example
                      NNE, W, SE, etc.
                    
Range(s) xsd:string c

centroid point p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/centroidPoint
Example
                      The geometric center of 1-ha vegetation plot expressed 
as [tern-loc:Point](https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/loc/Point).
                    
Super-properties geosparql:hasGeometry
Range(s) loc:Point c

date commissioned p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/dateCommissioned
Usage Note Use ISO 8601 international standard for representing dates and times. Missing start date may be set to the first of the month.
Example
                      1 August 2017 is the date commisioned of the 
[Collie flux station](http://ozflux.org.au/monitoringsites/collie/index.html)
                    

date decommissioned p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/dateDecommissioned
Usage Note Use ISO 8601 international standard for representing dates and times. Missing end date may be set to the end of the month.
Example
                      30 Nov 2019 is the date decommisioned of the 
[Collie flux station](http://ozflux.org.au/monitoringsites/collie/index.html)
                    

dimension p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/dimension

domain p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/domain
Example
                      Vegetation, soil, disturbance, landform, etc.
                    

fluxnet ID p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/fluxnetID
Example
                      AU-ASM
                    

global match p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/globalMatch
Usage Note Use in between controlled vocabularies.
Super-properties skos:exactMatch
Inverse properties tern:isGlobalMatchOf

global value p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/globalValue
Example
                      The concept dry soil colour is defined in two vocabularies, 
[CORVEG](http://linked.data.gov.au/def/corveg-cv/1842b772-72a4-430f-a264-dcfd6c2c23b4) and 
[Ausplots](http://linked.data.gov.au/def/ausplots-cv/aa11e5f7-aec2-4e92-95b8-6332911f0c4e). 
The property global value is used to map the concept from the two vocabularies to the relevant 
[concept](http://linked.data.gov.au/def/tern-cv/beceaa5a-a296-4385-a55a-3b8c8d5b2369) 
specified in the main vocabulary, i.e., TERN Vocabularies.
                    

global vocabulary p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/globalVocabulary

has categorical collection p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasCategoricalCollection

has method p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasMethod
Super-properties skos:relatedMatch

has observation theme p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasObservationTheme
Super-properties skos:relatedMatch

has parameter p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasParameter
Super-properties skos:relatedMatch

has sampling point p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasSamplingPoint
Inverse properties tern:isSamplingPointOf

has simple value p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasSimpleValue

has sub activity p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/hasSubActivity

is global match of p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/isGlobalMatchOf
Usage Note Use in between controlled vocabularies.
Super-properties skos:exactMatch
Inverse properties tern:globalMatch

is sampling point of p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/isSamplingPointOf
Inverse properties tern:hasSamplingPoint

is sub activity of p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/isSubActivityOf

length p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/length

local value p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/localValue

local vocabulary p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/localVocabulary
Range(s) skos:ConceptScheme c skos:Collection c owl:Ontology c

location description p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/locationDescription
Example
                      Location description of the AusPlots site NTABRT0004 in the Alice Mulga SuperSite: 
Pine Hill Station. 25km South East of Ti-Tree. 20km East of Stuart Highway. 
South west corner of the site is 200m north west of proposed supersite flux tower
                    

location procedure p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/locationProcedure
Super-properties tern:hasMethod

method type p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/methodType

polygon p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/polygon
Super-properties geosparql:hasGeometry
Range(s) loc:Polygon c

sample storage location p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/sampleStorageLocation
Super-properties geosparql:hasGeometry

site description p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/siteDescription
Usage Note Value is usually a summary sentence of the site.
Example
                      http://ozflux.org.au/monitoringsites/alicesprings/alicesprings_description.html
                    

soil classification p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/soilClassification

soil horizon classifier p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/soilHorizonClassifier

stratum p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/stratum
Usage Note Value should be from a controlled vocabulary identified by a URI.
Super-properties dcterms:type

sw point p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/swPoint
Super-properties geosparql:hasGeometry
Range(s) loc:Point c

taxon p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/taxon
Usage Note Value should be from a controlled vocabulary identified by a URI.

transect direction p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/transectDirection
Example
                      S-W
                    
Range(s) xsd:string c

transect end point p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/transectEndPoint

transect start point p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/transectStartPoint

width p

URI https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/width

Named Individuals &uparrow

Namespaces &uparrow

data
http://linked.data.gov.au/def/datatype/
dcterms
http://purl.org/dc/terms/
doap
http://usefulinc.com/ns/doap#
dwc
http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/
foaf
http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/
geosparql
http://www.opengis.net/ont/geosparql#
loc
https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/loc/
owl
http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#
plot
http://linked.data.gov.au/def/plot/
prov
http://www.w3.org/ns/prov#
qudt
http://qudt.org/schema/qudt/
rdf
http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#
rdfs
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#
schema
http://schema.org/
sdo
https://schema.org/
sh
http://www.w3.org/ns/shacl#
skos
http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#
sosa
http://www.w3.org/ns/sosa/
ssn
http://www.w3.org/ns/ssn/
tern
https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/tern/
tern-org
https://w3id.org/tern/ontologies/org/
time
http://www.w3.org/2006/time#
xsd
http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#

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