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ITIS Database in Oracle script files?

News pmergen at ulb.ac.be
Sat Aug 10 05:16:37 EST 2002


We are using Itis too in our project of a biodiversity server for 
Belgium. For know we provide a direct link to the right page in several 
But we are working on integrating whole databases to our system when 
they are available. We will try this with Itis, but I do not think we 
will pass through Oracle but just index the .unl files provided

Best regards

Patricia Mergen Ph.D.
Project Manager
Belgian Biodiversity Information Facility
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus de la Plaine CP 257
Bâtiment NO, Bureau 4 O4 210 (Niveau 4)
Boulevard du Triomphe, entrée ULB 2
B-1050 Bruxelles
pmergen at ben.vub.ac.be
Tél. : +32 2 650 57 51 - Fax : +32 2 650 5124

D Newsham wrote:

> Hi,
> I am not sure if this is the right newsgroup or not... so apologize in
> advance if it is not!
> I am working on a project to catalog several collections of scientific
> data.  I plan on using the taxonomy database from ITIS (Integrated
> Taxonomic Information System) as the taxa reference for this database
> and have downloaded the full database in Informix format from their
> site.
> My question is - does anybody have the script files for converting
> this database to Oracle?  I emailed ITIS and they said they know it
> has been done but could not give me any references to people who have
> done it.
> Thanks for any advice,
> Dina Newsham
> Northern Arizona University

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