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Dataset

A collection of data, usually presented in tabular form, presented either electronically or in other formats.

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Tabular form?

I'm not sure that this definition is of much value in any case, but does "usually in tabular form" add much?  It may even confuse if people think in terms of a published table, such as a statistical summary.  If the intention is to distinguish it from more complex sources, such as a database - a collection of datasets (or recordsets, or tables) and the relationships between them - then maybe, but no other form of source appears to get a definition.  And where would a striuctured XML file fit into this?

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Tabular form?

What about all those web services pushing out maps (images) created from geospatial datasets, yes there may be some accompanying attribute data,and this data may be presented in some tabular form but the attribute data could just as well be presented as a graph, or not presentated at all.  We have dataset metadata for collections of paper maps, newspaper cuttings and photographs.

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