Submitted by admin on Fri, 09/10/2020 - 00:21

The types of commodities in geoscience. Commodities have economic signifiance and are separate from host rock, accessory non-economic minerals, or other associated materials that are not commoditised. The commodity vocabulary is hierarchical, to represent each commodity as a member of a commodity category (eg, base metal, precious metal, industrial mineral, energy).

Plant Health Surveillance

Submitted by Stephen.Pratt on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 12:55

Plant health surveillance is conducted by biosecurity agencies and industry to maintain food quality, prevent the spread of pests and facilitate trade in foodstuffs. The term Pest Record is defined in ISPM 6. International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) are standards adopted by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), which is the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

TERN Vocabularies

Submitted by e.chuc on Tue, 12/11/2019 - 09:20

A set of controlled vocabularies to drive TERN's various downstream applications.

TERN vocabularies also serve as an upper vocabulary for the new Ecology Data Platform at TERN. Vocabularies for different ecological data sources will be mapped to the TERN set of vocabularies such as the TERN "Observable properties" for vocabulary/dataset harmonisation.

Geo Admin Features Ontology

Submitted by on Tue, 08/10/2019 - 15:15

This ontology describes classes of geological and administrative Feature relevant to the duties of the Geological Survey of Queensland.

As subclasses of the GeoSPARQL Ontology's Feature class, this ontology defines Geological Feature and Administrative Feature. Multiple subclasses of those two main classes are also defined.

GeoSPARQL extensions

Submitted by simon.cox on Tue, 01/10/2019 - 18:11

An extensions ontology adding new properties, axioms and classes to [GeoSPARQL](

This ontology allows for the representation of additional elements of feature geometry, such as spatial-resolution, length, area and volume.