Type: Node

An item from the Glossary of Terms (controlled vocabulary). The Glossary of Terms ensures the most important data fields describing the agri-food system are named consistently. Terms can only be referred to by their @id or their name. Changes to Terms and their fields can be requested via GitLab.

Field Type Required Definition
name string Yes

The name of the Term.

synonyms array[string] No

A list of synonyms for the name of the Term.

definition string No

A definition of the Term.

description string No

A more detailed description of the Term, which can include information about the source of these data.

units string No

The units that the value (quantity) must always be expressed in (e.g., kg).

unitsDescription string No

The description of the units.

subClassOf List[Term] No

A list of references to the Terms that are one level above in a hierarchy (see the RDF Vocabulary for more details).

subClassOf cannot be duplicated. The following fields determine whether a List[Term] is unique: @id

defaultProperties List[Property] No

A list of default Properties of the Term (e.g., the dry matter of a crop).

defaultProperties cannot be duplicated. The following fields determine whether a Property is unique: term.@id, key.@id

casNumber string No

The unique numerical identifier assigned by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) to every chemical substance described in the open scientific literature.

ecoinventName string No

The name of the activity in the ecoinvent database. The two fields, ecoinventName and ecoinventReferenceProduct, combined with the geography of the activity determine whether an activity is unique in ecoinvent.

ecoinventReferenceProduct string No

The reference product of the activity in the ecoinvent database.

fishstatName string No

The name of the species in the FAO FISHSTAT database.

hsCode string No

The World Customs Organization Harmonized System 2017 code.

iccCode integer No
iso31662Code string No

The ISO 3166-2 code for sub divisions within countries.

gadmFullName string No

The full name of the administrative region including all higher level region names in the GADM database.

gadmId string No

The unique identifier assigned by GADM database.

gadmLevel integer No

The level of the administrative region in the GADM database.

gadmName string No

The name of the administrative region in the GADM database.

gadmCountry string No

The name of the country in the GADM database.

gtin string No

The Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) is an identifier for trade items, developed by GS1.

canonicalSmiles string No

The simplified molecular-input line-entry system (SMILES) is a specification in is a string of symbols which represents a chemical's three-dimensional structure. A large number of SMILES exist for any particular structure, and canonical SMILES generates a single generic SMILES amongst all possibilities.

latitude number No

The latitude (-90 to 90, WGS84 datum). If a polygon, the centroid.

longitude number No

The longitude (-180 to 180, WGS84 datum). If a polygon, the centroid.

area number No

The area of the region in km2.

openLCAId string No

The identifier for the activity in the openLCA database.

scientificName string No

The taxonomic name of an organism that consists of the genus and species.

website iri No

A website URL.

agrovoc iri No

A hyperlink to the FAO AGROVOC multilingual thesaurus entry.

aquastatSpeciesFactSheet iri No

A hyperlink to the AQUASTAT species fact sheet.

cornellBiologicalControl iri No
ecolabelIndex iri No

A hyperlink to the Ecolabel Index page.

feedipedia iri No

A hyperlink to the Feedipedia page.

fishbase iri No

A hyperlink to the Fishbase page.

pubchem iri No

A hyperlink to the PubChem page.

wikipedia iri No

A hyperlink to the Wikipedia page.

termType string Yes

The type of term.

Possible values are: animalBreed, animalProduct, animalManagement, aquacultureManagement, antibiotic, biologicalControlAgent, building, characterisedIndicator, crop, cropEstablishment, cropResidue, cropResidueManagement, cropSupport, electricity, emission, endpointIndicator, excreta, excretaManagement, experimentDesign, feedFoodAdditive, forage, fuel, inorganicFertiliser, irrigation, landUseManagement, liveAnimal, liveAquaticSpecies, machinery, material, measurement, methodEmissionResourceUse, methodMeasurement, model, operation, organicFertiliser, other, pesticideAI, pesticideBrandName, processedFood, property, region, resourceUse, sampleDesign, soilAmendment, soilTexture, soilType, standardsLabels, system, tillage, transport, usdaSoilType, water, waterRegime

Internal Properties

The following properties are automatically set when data are uploaded to the Hestia platform. If they are included in a file which is uploaded, they will be overwritten.

Field Type Definition
@context string The location of the JSON-LD context file.
@id string The unique ID assigned to the Node by Hestia.
@type string Term
schemaVersion string

The version of the schema when these data were created.

createdAt date

Date created on Hestia in ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DD).

updatedAt date

Last update date on Hestia in ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DD).

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