Data Quality

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Illustration of a nine-banded armadillo Tatusia novemcincta (Linnaeus, 1758), from A flying trip to the tropics. A record of an ornithological visit to the United States of Colombia, South America and to the island of Curaçao, West Indies, in the year 1892. Published by Cambridge [Mass.] Riverside press, 1895. Digitization sponsored by the Library of Congress. Available via the Internet Archive Book Images.

As a data aggregator, GBIF deals with large quantities of heterogeneous data, which introduces data quality issues that users should be aware of in order to effectively use the data. In this session, we reviewed some of the most common data quality problems when conducting analyses that require precise locations for a specific taxon within its native range.

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