Manual of the Alien Plants of Belgium


This repository contains the functionality to standardize the Manual of the Alien Plants of Belgium to a Darwin Core checklist that can be harvested by GBIF. It was developed for the TrIAS project.


source data → 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
├── alien-plants-belgium.Rproj : RStudio project file
├── .gitignore             : Files and directories to be ignored by git
├── data
│   ├── raw                : Source data, input for mapping script
│   └── 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