How should we support the burgeoning “market” in online recording?
Develop an online recording solution and let people use it?Can one solution provide for the needs of school children through to structured surveys? – Requires bespoke development for each survey
• Let people build their own tools? – Technical – Financial
Develop a “kit” making it easy to build online recording solutions.Bring online recording within the reach of smallnatural history groups, schemes andsocieties, both technically and financially.
Who is using it?
Budget for Corfe Mullen BioBlitz£0.00 + a bit of goodwill
Completely Flexible• Configurable attributes for each survey – Data types – Validation rules• E.g. add an attribute called “Garden Size” with options small, medium and large, and make it mandatory.• Data input forms automatically show the relevant attributes.• By using the API, it is possible to build input forms exactly as you need them.
Using Indicia to build sitesWithin Drupal sites can be built inminutes without any coding knowledge Use the PHP API to code your own forms Use the web services to build your own front ends using any technology (e.g. Java, .NET, mobile)
Scope• Recording forms• Other facilities that help to encourage recording, e.g. reports, maps, charts, species account pages• Small recording schemes may use Indicia as their data management tool, so includes features such as verification
• Initially funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund via OPAL• Other significant contributors include – National Biodiversity Network – Centre for Ecology & Hydrology – Paris Natural History Museum – Luxembourg Natural History Museum