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It takes a team to create a report

…ers contribute in one way or another to the ability of GiGL to run this specialist biodiversity data service. More than just a simple data retrieval process, the data search service is built on the knowledge and collective effort of many individuals and organisations. The report showcases the best available ecological information to help realise a site’s potential or historical value. From its inception in 2001 we have delivered thousands of repor…

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Privacy Policy

…1. Who we are GiGL is London’s local environmental records centre. GiGL mobilises, curates and shares access to data that underpin our knowledge of London’s natural environment, in order to enable our stakeholders to make informed decisions in policy and practice. We aim to raise awareness of the benefits the natural environment provides to the capital and to ensure the protection and enhancement of London’s natural environment are at the heart of…

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Privacy Policy

…1. Who we are GiGL is London’s local environmental records centre. GiGL mobilises, curates and shares access to data that underpin our knowledge of London’s natural environment, in order to enable our stakeholders to make informed decisions in policy and practice. We aim to raise awareness of the benefits the natural environment provides to the capital and to ensure the protection and enhancement of London’s natural environment are at the heart of…

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Partner Citizen Science Forms

…e information being generated by public surveys. These are available in addition to GiGL’s own one-off records web-form or multi-records spreadsheet available here. Note, you only need to use one form to report a sighting – all data from the forms we host are included in the shared London dataset managed by GiGL and made available to partners. Survey forms enable interested members of the public to contribute their knowledge or observations to a p…

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News – Issue 3

…ite provides a portal for London biodiversity and open space information. Visitors to the website can view existing data at a generalised resolution through the ‘What’s In My Back Yard’ (WIMBY) pages. Once you have registered as a user of the website you can gain access to a range of additional functions; you can tell us about the wildlife you have spotted in London, request data search reports, and if you’re a GiGL partner, gain access to data at…

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Wildlife Online

…sue of The GIGLer, we’ve followed GiGL from humble roots to its current position – the recognised one-stop-shop for greenspace information in London. So what does the future hold for GiGL? Trevor James, NBN Development Officer gives us a glimpse of things to come. The National Biodiversity Network is a new and innovative way of sharing wildlife information, building tools that make digitised information accessible across the UK.This information is…

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Online Mapping with discover-London

…r-London. Click between different views and map features to explore, then visit our accessing data pages if you want to find out more. It’s been designed to help the general public find and explore parks and publicly accessible wildlife sites, to showcase featured London projects and to support recorders with vice county and base mapping. You can access online mapping here (opens in a separate window). The Mapping Technical Note contains copyright…

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LERCs: it’s not always about data

…tion products and services accessible to a range of audiences including decision-makers, the public, and researchers.” www.alerc.org.uk Even though LERCs are mostly associated with biodiversity data, they often provide services that are not strictly related to the data they hold and manage. Below are just a few examples of the wealth of non-data resources available through the records centre community. South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre…

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Citizen Science

…house sparrow and stag beetle were added to the survey. Participation was still high but not at the same level as the first year in 1999. The records were digitised from the paper forms and are today managed by GiGL on the Trust’s behalf. Going digital – Chloë Smith Since going digital, GiGL has produced and hosted 17 web-based forms, from single species investigations to borough-wide wildlife surveys. Early adopters were Kensington and Chelsea, W…

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Knowles Knows: What is a Data Use Licence?

…over the years, Emma will be answering frequently asked questions and explaining commonly misunderstood terms in this new article series. Please leave a comment below if you would like Emma to answer a question or explain a topic in the next instalment. What is a Data Use Licence? A Data Use Licence sets out the terms and conditions that apply to use of specified data and provides evidence that data recipients agree to these terms. Individuals and…

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