Spatial and temporal coverage refers to locations in space and time, to which research collections, datasets and activities are linked. Coverage describes the spatial or temporal topics or characteristics of an entity or object. Using both spatial and temporal elements to describe a data set enriches both the context and the value of that data set.
Spatial location is a different RIF-CS element to spatial coverage and describes where something (such as a collection) is physically located, using geospatial coordinates such as latitude and longitude.
A 'good' record is one that supports researchers in finding research data, deciding if the data is useful, accessing the data, and finally re-using or re-purposing the data in further research. The Registry Interchange Format or RIF-CS is used to deliver data to the RDA online registry.
The following links will help you understand and use RIF-CS in order to maximise the potential of your geospatial data:
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