Biological Collections Ontology

"The Biological Collections Ontology (BCO) is an application ontology developed as part of the Biocode Commons project, within the OBO Foundry framework. The goal of the BCO is to support the interoperability of biodiversity data, including data on museum collections, environmental/metagenomic samples, and ecological surveys. The BCO covers distinctions between individuals, organisms, voucher specimens, lots, samples, the relations between these entities, and the processes governing the creation and use of 'samples'.

ISO 3166 Country Codes

"ISO 3166 is the International Standard for country codes and codes for their subdivisions. The purpose of ISO 3166 is to define internationally recognised codes of letters and/or numbers that we can use when we refer to countries and subdivisions. However, it does not define the names of countries – this information comes from United Nations sources (Terminology Bulletin Country Names and the Country and Region Codes for Statistical Use maintained by the United Nations Statistics Divisions)."

Geographische Namen 1:250.000

"Die Geographischen Namen beinhalten Namen der Objektbereiche Siedlung, Verkehr, Vegetation, Gewässer, Relief und Gebiete. Der Datensatz GN250 orientiert sich am Maßstab 1:250.000. Die Lage der Objekte wird jeweils als Punktgeometrie über eine einzelne Koordinate (Punktgeometrie) und über 'kleinste umschreibende Rechtecke' (Bounding Boxes) beschrieben."


"LOINC was initiated in 1994 by Clem McDonald, an investigator at the Regenstrief Institute, which is an internationally respected non-profit medical research organization associated with Indiana University. Regenstrief organized the LOINC committee to develop a common terminology for laboratory and clinical observations because there was a growing trend to send clinical data electronically from laboratories and other data producers to hospitals, physician's offices, and payers who use the data for clinical care and management purposes.

Vocabulário Controlado do Governo Eletrônico

"O VCGE é um esquema para ser utilizado no elemento assunto.categoria (subject.category) do Padrão de Metadados do Governo Eletrônico (e-PMG)1. Termos retirados do VCGE tornarão mais direta, para os gerentes de sítios e portais governamentais, a apresentação dos serviços disponibilizados em uma estrutura de diretório baseada nos indexadores do VCGE. O VCGE ajuda os cidadãos a encontrar informações mesmo sem o conhecimento de qual órgão o assunto é responsabilidade. O VCGE está organizado em uma poli-hierarquia. Isto é, um dado termo pode ter um ou mais de um Termos Gerais (TG)."

Thesaurus Onroerend Erfgoed

"Aan de databank Inventaris Onroerend Erfgoed zijn meerdere thesauri gekoppeld.

De thesaurus van de typologie
Het erfgoed in deze inventaris is voornamelijk getypologeerd volgens haar functie. De typologische termen karakteriseren dus het bouwprogramma: is het gebouw ontworpen om dienst te doen als woning, als school, enz.
Het gaat dus niet om een vormelijke typologie. Zo wordt er in de thesaurus wel een onderscheid gemaakt tussen katholieke en orthodoxe kerken (verschil in functie), maar niet tussen hallenkerken en basilicale kerken (verschil in vorm).

Gazetteer of British Place Names

"The Gazetteer provides an exhaustive Place Name Index to Great Britain, containing over 50,000 entries. It lists the historic county and the main administrative areas in which each place lies. It forms a valuable resource for those working in the media, tourism, heritage, publishing or education. It is also of great value for local and family historians."


"The GeoNames geographical database is available for download free of charge under a creative commons attribution license. It contains over 10 million geographical names and consists of over 9 million unique features whereof 2.8 million populated places and 5.5 million alternate names. All features are categorized into one out of nine feature classes and further subcategorized into one out of 645 feature codes. (...) The data is accessible free of charge through a number of webservices and a daily database export.

Combined Nomenclature

"The Combined Nomenclature is the goods classification used within the EU for the purposes of foreign trade statistics. It is also used by Directorate General 'Taxation and Customs Union' of the European Commission for customs duty purposes. The classification is maintained by Eurostat for the statistical aspects and by Taxation and Customs Union DG for the tariff aspects. The classification is based on the Harmonized System (HS) which it sub-divides where necessary for purposes of external trade, agricultural regulation and customs duties.