Term: occurrence Class:  
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Created 19 September 2013
Last modified 19 September 2013
Contributed by Stephen Richard


Definition: An individually identified data object in an information system that represents an observation of a phenomenon by an observer. Occurrences are information system objects that have a representation relationship to the ‘real world'. Occurrences are subjective in that they represent a phenomenon as observed by some individual person or group.

Richard, S. M., 2006, Geoscience concept models, in Sinha, K, and Baru, C, Geoinformatics: Geological Society of America Special Paper 397, p. 81-107. Submitted 14 April 2016
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