13-Mar-2007 16:55 Age: 8 yrs

TAPIR Workshop results

By: Wouter Addink, Renato De Giovanni

From 12 to 15 February 2007, TDWG promoted an international workshop at GBIF, Copenhagen, to prototype, develop and discuss applications related to the TAPIR protocol.

The meeting included a training session with demonstrations and presentations, after which all participants expressed their interests and plans related to TAPIR. This was followed by hands-on development sessions in separate groups. New output models for ABCD, DarwinCore, KML, RSS and RDF were created and tested with the existing TAPIR data provider software (PyWrapper and TapirLink). The combination of TAPIR with the TDWG ontology was discussed. Design of a TAPIR harvester started. Prototyping was done for an enhanced Concept Name server, a data provider test suite and an LSID resolver.

There are good perspectives that many of the developments and prototypes will be further developed by the participants as part of their own plans and projects. It was mutually agreed that whenever possible, usage of collaborative environments should be preferred to carry out new developments. This way other people will be able to participate and benefit. The existing TAPIR mailing list is now also open to any discussion about TAPIR-related implementations.

The current version of TAPIR is considered ready to be used by the first TAPIR networks.

A detailed report about the meeting is available: TAPIR_Workshop_2007_Report.pdf.

This workshop was supported by the TDWG Infrastructure Project.


  Last Modified: 13 March 2007