Guide to Best Practices for Generalising Sensitive Species Occurrence Data

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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.

Authors

A.D. Chapman & Oliver Grafton

Citations

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