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#1 2017-04-28 09:28:00

Rainieria
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Name: Darwyn Sumner
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NBN Atlas update April 2017

The Atlas replaced the Gateway at the beginning of this month. The NBN team are doing a terrific job trying to get it all running smoothly and many users are testing out the various systems and trying to fix issues.
If you are using the Atlas to search for Diptera records and perhaps not finding what you expected then the NBN's update at https://nbn.org.uk/news/nbn-atlas-updat … pril-2017/ gives the best clue as to what might be going on. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible, please be patient, everyone is working hard.

Do test out the Atlas via our own Dipterists Forum page at https://registry.nbnatlas.org/public/show/dp172 where you can view or download records from a number of our Field Weeks. There are two Recording Schemes listed on that page and you will find others at https://registry.nbnatlas.org/public/show/dp37 (Soldierflies' iRecords) and https://registry.nbnatlas.org/public/show/dp127 (Tachinids).
Set them up as links in your browser so that you can watch the usage statistics soar - which they will if you download records yourself.

Many Diptera datasets are also listed on the BRC pages at https://registry.nbnatlas.org/public/show/dp77


Darwyn Sumner
DF Bulletin Editor, Scheme Organiser: Stilt & Stalk Flies

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#2 2017-05-07 10:38:22

Rainieria
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Name: Darwyn Sumner
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Re: NBN Atlas update April 2017

One month in and there are more signs of progress. Even as we attended the NFBR conference this weekend, the rest of NBN team were working on improvements. The dataset descriptions have been improved and there's now a big green "verified" tick. Jo Judge (NBNt's CEO) came in for a lot of quizzing at the conference and one of the things she said they would look into was the possibility of listing BRC datasets with the appropriate recording scheme. Best example of this is the Cranefly scheme which on their data provider page at the moment says "no datasets" - well John and Alan did all that work and it's on the BRC page because BRC did the uploading. Can it be detailed in both places?
And just take a look at the usage of that data this month already, 500 records downloaded for ecological research, education and environmental assessment. Wonderful affirmation to anyone submitting records to the scheme that their efforts are contributing to Diptera conservation. Pete Boardman is assisting with the scheme now too.

Last edited by Rainieria (2017-05-07 10:41:25)


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