Topic: BRC vs NBN Atlas
BRC had Rich Burmar improve the iRecord mapping and they look pretty good now.
However these maps only display some of the records, just those held on iRecord/Indicia.
They omit the Open Data on NBN Atlas.
Compare these two maps:
iRecord https://irecord.org.uk/species-details? … _id=192910
My latest map https://micropezids.myspecies.info/site … 202022.jpg which includes all iRecord + NBN Atlas + iNaturalist +scheme submissions
The latter will be shown on NBN Atlas too as I've updated my Recording Scheme records from all sources. Mine's pretty as I did it in QGIS but the NBN Atlas one is not quite so pretty.
Why are BRC and NBN competing in this way with data from two different silos, one of which is clearly data poor and thus gives a completely inaccurate picture.
I've discussed NBN Atlas atlases before (https://forums.nbn.org.uk/viewtopic.php?id=7719) and been assured that they'd like to improve their mapping
This is a major Open Data issue. Any publication citing BRC data/maps alone will lack rigour
GBIF Biodiversity Open Data Ambassador