[Crm-sig] Help wanted - Modelling an observation activity

Athanasios Velios thanasis at softicon.co.uk
Wed Oct 16 18:12:33 EEST 2019

Hello Pierre,

Isn't "S19 Encounter Event" from CRMsci what you are talking about? And 
then use the properties "O19 has found object" and "O21 has found at".

O21 can be used for the location of the whale and P7 for the location of 
the lighthouse, no?

All the best,


On 16/10/2019 12:47, Pierre Choffé wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am presently working on a project for the Muséum National d'Histoire 
> Naturelle in Paris and we are using CRM. We need to model an observation 
> activity which consists in observing from a certain place some taxon 
> which may be at a distant place. For example, observing from a 
> lighthouse a beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) passing at a few miles 
> distance. My first guess was to consider this activity as a kind of 
> measurement and therefore I used E13 Attribute Assignment as a parent 
> class for ObservationActivity. The observation activity P7 took place at 
> the lighthouse and "observed" a location (gps coordinates where the 
> whale was seen).
> Do you think this makes sense? Do you see any other way to model this ?
> Thank you very much for your help,
> All the best to all,
> Pierre
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