Topic: Data Quality
I have just looked at the records for Desmidiaceae on the Atlas.
There are 48 records from the Encyclopedia of Life and not one has a location or date and all have an identification verification status of "unconfirmed".
This is a mockery, an insult to all those who strive to supply data of the highest quality and explains why the reputation of the Atlas is so poor in certain circles.
Please can we move away from this obsession with numbers, place the emphasis on data quality and apply some minimum standards before datasets are added to the Atlas.