OBIS Australia

Conversion formulas to OBIS Schema formats

Coordinates
(1) Degrees, minutes to decimal degrees: NB, N, E are positive, S, W are negative in decimal degrees (2) Degrees, minutes, seconds to decimal degrees: NB, N, E are positive, S, W are negative in decimal degrees Note, OBIS also has fields for "Coordinate Precision" and (if relevant), "Start/End Coordinate Precision", with units of meters. The function of these fields is to allow a location to be expressed as a central point plus a radius of uncertainty, e.g. where the original locality description is imprecise (for further information, refer to the georeferencing page on this site).
Time
(1) Hours, minutes after midnight to decimal hours: NB, OBIS times are quoted as local time, so if original times are in UTC they should be adjusted by the relevant number of hours for the local time zone (2) Hours, minutes, seconds after midnight to decimal hours: NB, OBIS times are quoted as local time, so if original times are in UTC they should be adjusted by the relevant number of hours for the local time zone.

This site is hosted by the CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Information and Data Centre, Australia. Please advise any problems with this website to the manager.    View Privacy Statement / Disclaimer