Video: DQ05 Brief introduction to spatial data quality

Laura Russell, member of the VertNet team ( presents the particularities of the spatial information that usually goes together with biodiversity data. She reviews the most common problems, how to detect them and some possible solutions.

This video was recorded during the training sessions associated to the 18th meeting of the GBIF Governing Board in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in October 2011.


Russell, L. (2011), Brief introduction to spatial data quality. Video (6'08"). Released on April 2012. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Available online at


Russell, L.


Duwe, E., Melega, M. & González-Talaván, A. Original presentation by Noe, N. & Romer, M.


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