UK Observation Problems for Validators

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SteveMcBill
UK Observation Problems for Validators

In the UK iNaturalist observations which reach ‘Research Grade’ are being downloaded into iRecord (the UK system) and thence passed to UK expert data validators for checking. It would appear that a few elements of iNaturalist records are causing problems for the UK validators; these problems being poor resolution (records with too large a circle of accuracy) and also the fact that many (if not most) iNaturalist users are using a ‘nickname’ as their iNat user name which makes it almost impossible for UK validators to contact them at times where clarification of details of the record are required.

 

See one UK Data Validators comment on these 'issues' on the link below:

 

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/uk-observation-problems-for-validators/2...

 

Cheers,

Steve J. McWilliam