Journal archives for November 2019

November 28, 2019

Making sure your observations are shared to GBIF

Over 11,500 Research Grade observations now - amazing, everyone!

Our aim here is to share wild flowering plant observations with the scientific community through GBIF.org (the Global Biodiversity Information Facility), where they are brought together with other location records from databases around the world.

This happens when (i) the observation is Research Grade (wild plant, identification agreed upon by by two iNaturalist members, with location, photo and observation date).
AND (ii) the license of the observations and photos permits automatic onward sharing by iNaturalist by GBIF. Only observations having CC0, CC BY, or CC BY-NC licenses will be share with GBIF: see https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/help#GBIFdata

If you want to make sure this is happening, please visit your profile on the website and choose 'Edit account settings and profile' - its surprising how many users are not sharing their data this way. Thank you!

Posted on November 28, 2019 22:50 by lera lera | 0 comments | Leave a comment