The following list is a compilation of international standards and projects relevant to the federation of biodata.
BSS Participants are encouraged to study these standards and projects.
GBIF / Darwin Core / IPT - standards-based publishing of biodata
OGC - standards-based publishing of geospatial data sources
- Open Geospatial Consortium OGC. consortium of 477 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. http://www.opengeospatial.org/
- Web Feature Service WFS. Web Feature Service Interface Standard provides an interface allowing requests for geographical features across the web using platform-independent calls.http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wfs
ISO8601 - Standardisation of datetime descriptors
EPSG - standard code base for Spatial Reference Systems (SRS)
This is just a start, see more under BSS Infrastructure: Background material and references
The BSS project has NOT the goal to 'reinvent the wheel' but to re-use existing work to define the best bio data sharing solution for NZ Inc.