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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.


GBIF Secretariat, Monday, April 16, 2012

Target audience

Biodiversity data collectors, digitizers, managers and users.

Bibliographic citation

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


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


This resource is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

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GBIF Secretariat