LTER Controlled Vocabulary Tools & Resources

The LTER Controlled Vocabulary Working Group has developed a number of applications and web services to support the use of the LTER Controlled Vocabulary. This page provides a listing of resources. Copies of code etc. are available on GitHub (https://github.com/lter/vocab).

GENERAL USE:

-- Best Practices Document

-- The main "TemaTres" database used to maintain keywords: http://vocab.lternet.edu
---- Site-specific instances of TemaTres can be set up upon request.
---- Alternative views of the vocabulary and externally-developed tools are available at: http://im.lternet.edu/vocab_tematres_viewers

-- The main LTER Data Portal uses the controlled vocabulary to enhance searching and browsing at: https://portal.lternet.edu

DEVELOPER RESOURCES:
-- ADDING KEYWORDS
---- A copy of the current list of LTER preferred terms (one per line) is available via the web service at: http://vocab.lternet.edu/webservice/preferredterms.php

---- An "autocomplete" tool is available for integration into new or existing web forms. It is available as a .zip file at: https://svn.lternet.edu/svn/vocab/trunk/autocomplete/LTERKeywordAutocomp...

-- ENHANCING SEARCHES & BROWSING
---- A web service for returning synonyms, narrower term, related terms etc. as XML, list or CSV: http://vocab.lternet.edu/webservice/keywordlist.php

---- TemaTres provides a number of web services at: http://vocab.lternet.edu/vocab/vocab/services.php. For a fuller description see: http://www.r020.com.ar/tematres/wiki/doku.php?id=:en:tematres:web_servic...

---- An XML file used to configure the 2-level browse search on the LTER data portal is maintained at:
http://svn.lternet.edu/svn/LNO/trunk/projects/dataPortal/WebRoot/browse/...