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It takes a team to create a report

…habitats. There are various works involved to keep these data robust and up-to-date, and the updating process is different for each dataset… “My role at GiGL is focused in managing and developing our sites datasets, including Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs), open spaces and habitats. There are various works involved to keep these data robust and up-to-date, and the updating process is different for each dataset. Designated site…

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Partner Citizen Science Forms

…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 project and provide records for the GiGL…

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News – Issue 3

…tabase. If your observations are less frequent you can use the submit form online. We have also developed an online recording form for a schools’ wildlife survey run by The London Borough of Harrow and, in collaboration with our partners, we are developing further ways to submit data online. WIMBY was originally developed by Scottish Natural Heritage as a means of displaying data on their website using the technology of the National Biodiversity N…

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Wildlife Online

…onflies and damselflies collated and validated by GiGL, and made available online through the Gateway. Records will remain under GiGL’s control, under agreement with the LNHS. At the same time, GiGL is developing its own website, which will present selected data as maps and site related lists, using the NBN’s newly developed web-services.The Greater London Authority is also contributing brief site descriptions for accessible wildlife sites. The me…

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Online Mapping with discover-London

…lp 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 information and further details about the data held on Discover-London….

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LERCs: it’s not always about data

…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 (SEWB…

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Citizen Science

…ement appears to have changed. One theory is that, in our digital and multi-media age, we’re competing with ever-increasing noise and a plethora of demands for public participation from many corners. Consequently, promoting wildlife surveys is even more challenging. Partners are responsible for promoting their GiGL-hosted surveys, and all use different methods. What can we learn from the most popular? A well-known name and solid membership base he…

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Knowles Knows: What is a Data Use Licence?

…one who is using GiGL data and ensure that they have all the correct and up-to-date information they need to interpret the data wisely and use them effectively. What GiGL resources do I need a licence for? GIS files containing GiGL data; tables (e.g. spreadsheets) of attributes and map images (e.g. PDF) containing site boundaries will always need to be covered by a Data Use Licence. This includes Data Search Reports. For other types of data visual…

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LISI Update

…on the website will be forwarded to the most relevant person, so you will get a response. We will keep you posted next year as to how we intend to operate LISI in the future. Contact forms can be found here: Report INNS here http://www.gigl.org.uk/online/invasives.aspx Report progress on INNS treatment/management http://www.londonisi.org.uk/surveying-reporting/reporting-progress/ INNS research opportunities http://www.londonisi.org.uk/research/re…

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