Importing Localities

Caution: importing this way will allow duplicate nodes to be created, so please do not re-import localities that are already in the database.

A list of localities already in the database can be seen here.

This page to import.
There is a link to download a template CSV file on that page.

Fields (starred are required)

*lno
Locality number and/or name to be used as a title for this node.

*other_numbers
The above locality number as well as other locality numbers, locality names, or field identifiers that apply to this locality.
Separate multiple values with ";" and no extra spaces (spaced will become part of names if included). Uses Feeds Tamper module.

institution
Institution that acts as a "boss" for this locality. Please use institution names as displayed here.

project
Project(s) with which this locality is associated.
Separate values with ";" and no extra spaces (spaced will become part of names if included). Use Project node title spellings exactly as listed here to complete the node references. Uses Feeds Tamper module.

locality_description
A general description of the locality. For Q&A exports, some comment fields may be merged before upload to create this field.

taxon_category
A "tag" of what types of fossils are present at this locality. Although this is a holdover from Q&A, it might still be useful. Separate multiple values with ";" and no extra spaces (spaced will become part of names if included). Uses Feeds Tamper module.
Possible values:
- (I) Invertebrates (misc.)
- (N) Nonmarine mollusks
- (O) Marine mollusks
- (B) Brackish mollusks
- (V) Non-mammalian vertebrates
- (M) Mammals
- (P) Plants
- (T) Microsites
- (L) Lithic samples
- (D) Traces - disturbed
- (R) Recent

comments
Descriptive comments. Holdover from Q&A?

study_area
General study area. A combination of "region" and "field area" fields in Q&A. Please use formats as displayed here; e.g., (WIS) = Western Interior Seaway, (WB) = Williston Basin, etc.

landowner
Person or group who owns the land with the locality. Use People node title spellings exactly as listed here to complete the node references.

country
Country locality is in. Current list of countries is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field.

state
State/province locality is in. Current list of states is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field.

county
County/equivalent subdivision locality is in. Current list of counties is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field.

principal_meridian
PLSS Principal Meridian. Current list is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field.

township
PLSS township. Current list is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field. Separate multiple values with ";" and no extra spaces (spaced will become part of names if included). Uses Feeds Tamper module.

range
PLSS range. Current list is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field. Separate multiple values with ";" and no extra spaces (spaced will become part of names if included). Uses Feeds Tamper module.

section
PLSS section. Current list is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field. Separate multiple values with ";" and no extra spaces (spaced will become part of names if included). Uses Feeds Tamper module.

quarters
PLSS quarters. Current list is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field. Separate multiple values with ";" and no extra spaces (spaced will become part of names if included). Uses Feeds Tamper module.

stratigraphy
Group, formation, and member-level rock units. Current list is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field. Separate multiple values with ";" and no extra spaces (spaced will become part of names if included). Uses Feeds Tamper module.

chronostratigraphy
Eras, periods, and epochs. Current list is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field. Separate multiple values with ";" and no extra spaces (spaced will become part of names if included). Uses Feeds Tamper module.

strat_notes
Notes on stratigraphy.

fm_base_dist_m
Distance of locality above the formation base (in "stratigraphy"), in meters.

fm_base_dist_err_m

Error for "fm_base_dist_m" in meters.

fm_top_dist_m
Distance of locality below the formation top (in "stratigraphy"), in meters.

fm_top_dist_err_m
Error for "fm_top_dist_m" in meters.

level
Name of local stratigraphic level represented by the locality.

contact_1
Stratigraphic contact from which a measurement (in "contact_1_dist_m") was made. Should be two stratigraphic units separated by ";" with no space. Current list is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field. Uses Feeds Tamper module.

contact_1_dist_m
Distance from the locality to the stratigraphic contact in "contact_1" in meters. If locality is above the contact, this value will be negative.

contact_2
Stratigraphic contact from which a measurement (in "contact_2_dist_m") was made. Should be two stratigraphic units separated by ";" with no space. Current list is here, others can be added automatically by filling in this field. Uses Feeds Tamper module.

contact_2_dist_m
Distance from the locality to the stratigraphic contact in "contact_2" in meters. If locality is above the contact, this value will be negative.

biblio_ref
Reference(s) for this locality.
Separate multiple values with ";" and no extra spaces (spaced will become part of names if included). Use Biblio node title spellings exactly as listed here to complete the node references. Uses Feeds Tamper module.

ref_page
Reference pages to go along with "biblio_ref" in the same order. Separate multiple values with ";" and no extra spaces. Uses Feeds Tamper modules.