Ad hoc checklist of alien species in Belgium


This repository contains the functionality to standardize the Ad hoc checklist of alien species in Belgium (a list of alien species that are not yet included in authorative checklists) to a Darwin Core checklist that can be harvested by GBIF.


source data (maintained as a Google Spreadsheet) → Darwin Core mapping script → generated Darwin Core files

Repo structure

The repository structure is based on Cookiecutter Data Science and the Checklist recipe. Files and directories indicated with GENERATED should not be edited manually.

├──              : Description of this repository
├── LICENSE                : Repository license
├── ad-hoc-checklist.Rproj : RStudio project file
├── .gitignore             : Files and directories to be ignored by git
├── data
│   ├── raw                : Source data (from Google Spreadsheet), input for mapping script GENERATED
│   └── processed          : Darwin Core output of mapping script GENERATED
├── docs                   : Repository website GENERATED
└── src
    ├── dwc_mapping.Rmd    : Darwin Core mapping script, core functionality of this repository
    ├── _site.yml          : Settings to build website in docs/
    └── index.Rmd          : Template for website homepage


  1. Clone this repository to your computer
  2. Open the RStudio project file
  3. Open the dwc_mapping.Rmd R Markdown file in RStudio
  4. Install any required packages
  5. Click Run > Run All to generate the processed data
  6. Alternatively, click Build > Build website to generate the processed data and build the website in docs/


List of contributors


MIT License