Relate country to region?
mosquin at INTERCHANGE.UBC.CA
Tue Jan 7 14:53:10 CST 2003
One suggestion is the "World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant
Distributions" Edition 2, by R.K. Brummitt. It is an endorsed standard of
the Taxonomic Database Working Group.
A pdf of the publication, as well as text delimited files and MS Access
database of the standard are available here: http://www.tdwg.org/geo2.htm
Una Smith wrote:> The HIV sequence database (http://hiv-web.lanl.gov) includes
> the country where each sequence was sampled. For mapping
> and statistical analysis, we need to relate countries to the
> larger geographic regions where they occur. We use the ISO
> country codes, so it would be ideal to use relational tables
> that define the same set of countries.
> Curators of most international collections have dealt with
> this problem already. What standard tables are available and/
> or what do you use?
> Una Smith
> Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS K-710, Los Alamos, NM 87545
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