Guide to Best Practices for Generalising Sensitive Species Occurrence DataDownload
A guide to the best practices for generalising primary species-ocurrence data (sensitive species).
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.
A.D. Chapman, Oliver Grafton
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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/document/80512.