Re: Gateway update January 2009


There are currently 31,143,946 species records available on the NBN Gateway from 290 different datasets.

Database last updated 27th January 2009

Species dictionary publication date: 27th January 2009

Species datasets - new

Countryside Council for Wales - Amphibian & Reptile Licence Return Data
EcoRecord -Dr Ellen Pisolkar's Freshwater Invertebrate Surveys 1991 to 2008
Eden Rivers Trust - White-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) distributions within four sub-catchments (River Leith, River Lyvennet, Hoff Beck and Helm Beck) of the River Eden Catchment, Cumbria 2007-2008
North Ayrshire Countryside Ranger Service - Species within North Ayrshire from 1984 - Present
Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre - Wildlife Heritage Site Surveys

Species datasets - updated

Biological Records Centre - Ticks (Ixodoidea) distribution for the British Isles
British Bryological Society - Bryophyte data for Great Britain from the British Bryological Society held by BRC


Re: Gateway update January 2009

In addition to adding and updating new species datasets, the species dictionary on the NBN Gateway has been updated. This update includes the addtion of 2 new designated lists which may be used to filter on site reports on the Gateway or as a designated list filter on the onesite, species list and taxon reporting category list web services. These new designated lists are

1. Natural England: Species of Principal Importance in England list (use SPECIES_OF_PRINCIPAL_IMPORTANCE_IN_ENGLAND in the web service SOAP request's designation attribute)

2. JNCC: JNCC Collation of Species Designations (use  JNCC_COLLATION_OF_SPECIES_DESIGNATIONS in the web service SOAP request's designation attribute). Explanation of this list can be found on JNCC's website at http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-3408

The complete list of designation codes that may be used for the web services can be found at http://data.nbn.org.uk/library/webservices/xml-designation.jsp

Graham French
NBN Technical Liaison Officer