Concept help - Distribution
A Distribution describes the structure and format of a specific downloadable collection of data. Multiple Distributions that capture different parts of data or provide different formats for data may be grouped into a single Data Set.
A distribution represents an accessible form of a dataset as for example a downloadable file, an RSS feed or a web service that provides the data.
Fields available on this metadata type
|The primary name used for human identification purposes.
|Representation of a concept by a descriptive statement which serves to differentiate it from related concepts. (3.2.39)
|Is Not Federable
|Unique version identifier of this metadata item.
|Significant documents that contributed to the development of the metadata item which were not the direct source for the metadata content.
|The source (e.g. document, project, discipline or model) for the item (22.214.171.124.3.5)
|Descriptive comments about the metadata item (126.96.36.199.3.4)
|The date after which the item has been soft deleted and is no longer visible in the registry
|Date of formal publication of the distribution.
|Most recent date on which the distribution was changed, updated or modified.
|This links to the license document under which the distribution is made available.
|Information about rights held in and over the distribution.
|A landing page, feed, SPARQL endpoint or other type of resource that gives access to the distribution of the dataset.
|A file that contains the distribution of the dataset in a given format.
|The size of a distribution in bytes. This can be approximated when the precise size is not known.
|The media type of the distribution as defined by Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
|The file format of the distribution, for example .XLS, .CSV or .DAT.
An accessible form of a dataset as for example a downloadable file. Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT): 5.4 Class: Distribution