Biodiversity Map
Beetles of Poland
Summary
Families
113
Genera
1562
Species
6076
Records
553628
Publications
6303
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Accuracy of source data in the database (records)

  • text only: mainly legacy data, described generally; not displayed on maps, sometimes imanently imprecise
  • area - polygon): many of older data, described at a level of an administration unit; also grid coordinates (mostly UTM squares 10×10 km)
  • point - majority of records; a default form of contemporary data, often recorded directly by GPS receivers; for older data point coordinates are acquired from maps

Data presentation

  • form
    • static maps, used in the text application baza.biomap.pl, p. example
    • dynamic maps, used in the interactive mapping application gis.biomap.pl
    • text: original data of a record, area names; the only presentation form for imprecise data
  • map detail level
    • point: for point data
    • area: for data described as such; for points and smaller areas as a generalization method (eg. provinces for data from districts or nature reserves, UTM squares for points); a default form of vizualization for sensitive data (protected, threatened species etc.)