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DBRC data searches

Added: 25th May 2017

We are making a change to our data search service, starting from 30/05/2017


DBRC’s data holdings have continued to grow, and we now have over 4.5 million species records now accessible to our partners, stakeholders and clients.  This has been achieved with support from a wide range of local and national specialist groups, and individuals recorders in the county.  In addition to DBRC’s own survey program and project work, ad hoc sightings from the public and updates from ecological consultants add to this rich database of verified species records.  However, as the number of protected species records we hold grows, it has been increasingly difficult to map these in a coherent and accessible way for our ecological consultancy clients, and the time taken to map the species has become more onerous for DBRC staff, putting pressure on our charges. 


Having consulted with our client base over possible changes through the early part of this year, we have now introduced the ability to search by distance from site into the species spreadsheet, many of you will have begun to use this over the last month.  This replaces the need to display the records visually, and offers a more useable format from which to interrogate the data search relating to your site/project.  We will no longer map species records as standard, although site and habitat maps remain unchanged at this time, and we will continue to offer bespoke mapping options where requested. 


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