The Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) is a free open source software tool written in Java that is used to publish and share biodiversity datasets through the GBIF network.
GBIF currently supports four classes of datasets. GBIF Occurrence datasets provide evidence of the occurrence of a species (or other taxon) at a particular place on a specified date.
“Excel to Darwin Core Standard (DwC) tool” is a spreadsheet for DwC setup, data entry and data validation. The data can be exported to tab-text files for import in the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)
A simple portal for each of our datasets
Prototype - Currently unavailable
Often biodiversity data is in input in crosstab format when in the field. In order to publish this data, you will need to convert it into a flattened list. This is a small tool to help you do that.
The EU's Europeana project (see http://www.europeana.eu/ ) provides access to books, music, artworks, and other cultural objects housed in collections across Europe. In March 2017, GBIF Norway created Europeana-compatible XML data exports from several natural history collections, with the idea of including these in the Europeana project. In the end, these were not imported into Europeana, but the 2017 data dumps are still available and can be updated if requested.
OpenRefine (previously Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data. GBIF Norway host an online version of this software for use by our students on the Biodata and GBIF data publishing courses, but it is also available for anybody to use.