Topic: What does this mean?

We had a request for some japanese Knotweed records. These request said

I am a Master's Student at Southern Denmark University and just want the percentage of grid squares filled by Fallopia japonica on your grid distribution map. I got the cvs file but I don't know how many total sqaures there are. Thank you.

If CVS file means CSV I don't understand what he's got in the CSV file. It would appear to be species records but how has he got these without permission. I'm confused.

Graham Hawker
Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre


Re: What does this mean?

I assume he wants to the know the total number of e.g. 10km squares so he can work out a % coverage of Fallopia.

Permission isn't required to download records - only to get better-than-public-access.

Charlie Barnes
Information Officer
Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership


Re: What does this mean?

I suggested he looks at BSBI New Atlas data here http://www.brc.ac.uk/plantatlas/index.p … s-name-257