Sharing Data & Data Models

NVS Data Models

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NVS data reside in a modern relational database that was developed to meet the varied needs of plot based vegetation data. The data model has evolved from simple beginnings to one that now caters for a wide range of data types and collection methods. The data model draws from an earlier NVS database design and a similar effort in the USA called VegBank.

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Data Exchange - VegX

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VegX is an exchange standard for plot-based vegetation data developed by the NVS team in conjunction with an international group interested in a consistent approach for sharing plot-based vegetation data between various data sources. The aim of VegX is to reduce the time consuming task of restructuring data into consistent forms, resolving species names and taxonomy and communicating the methods, data units and levels of precision when aggregating vegetation data. VegX is currently being used by NVS and the BIEN group in the USA.

VegX Schema v1.5.1 (Current) zip file (2.36 MB)

Using VegX with NZ NVS (an example export) MS Word Document (66 kB)

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Name
Vernacular Names
Authors
LSID

Classification
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species

Additional Information (Source National Vegetation Survey Databank)
Bio Status
Growth Form
Palatibility
Threatened Status

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