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Guide to Best Practices for Generalising Sensitive Species Occurrence Data

A guide to the best practices for generalising primary species-ocurrence data (sensitive species).

Abstract 

GBIF has been concerned about the unprotected distribution of sensitive primary species occurrence data (for example the exact localities of rare, endangered or commercially valuable taxa) since its launch. This document reviews current approaches for obscuring or generalising such data, with a set of recommendations to guide data holders to develop their own policies.

Citation 

Chapman AD & Grafton O (2008) Guide to Best Practices for Generalising Primary Species-Occurrence Data, version 1.0. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility, 27 pp. ISBN: 87-92020-06-2. Available online at http://www.gbif.org/resource/80512.

Author(s) 

A.D. Chapman, Oliver Grafton

Publisher 

GBIF

Rights holder 

Global Biodiversity Information Facility