38. GPS uinvertainty..Gussing interlocate

We've been busy reviewing records in the project and have to say we're blown away by the number of people submitting so many observations that can be used to update the provincial record - thanks to all of you for your hard work!

For now, we wanted to share some tips for improving on two common issues we have encountered when reviewing records: location uncertainty.

Location uncertainty is really important because it tells us how accurate the reported location is. Most handheld GPS units (including phones) can record locations up to about 10 m accuracy. The more accurate the location, the better our ability to ensure the correct location is identified as being important to a species.

Issue 1: no location uncertainty reported
You can create a record in iNaturalist and record the location perfectly, but in some cases there will be no location uncertainty attached to it - just a location and coordinates. In these cases we don't know how accurate/inaccurate the reported location is which makes it hard to assess the record, and especially whether the location is important for conservation (e.g. is the species in suitable habitat or likely just passing through an area). Some times, phones can't get a GPS signal and use triangulation from cell towers to estimate a crude location (or just report the location of the nearest cell tower). The most common cause is taking a photo and then importing it into iNaturalist.


https://www.inaturalist.org/taxon_changes/85816 https://www.inaturalist.org/flags/512528 Flag for Taxon: Subspecies Dorycnium pentaphyllum germanicum

Nee het is gedupliceerd en in de achtergrond can fijsntraal. Als je op de 'i 'klit en doorklit zie je Dagkoekoeksbloem (Silene dioica)
Other picture Silene diocia, press 'i' and one can see the related other observations to this photo on the right

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Publicado el noviembre 30, 2020 09:59 MAÑANA por ahospers ahospers


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