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In order for the world to better understand climatic changes, things like Species Distribution Models (SMDs) are mostly used to understand what we call environmental controls. The data used in such models must be of best quality.

Institutions like the Museums are useful sources for past and present data for many species, while this is appreciated, they do not always include accurate geographic co-ordinates in their data.

One of my jobs as a Data Technician is Georeferencing (providing accurate co-ordinates), which means that actual locations must be properly Georeferenced. This is done by using programmes like GeoLocate, QGIS and Google Earth to get location co-ordinates.

Once the co-ordinates are obtained they are entered into a data management programme called Specify to update the records.

 

 

Example of a Specify Collection Object that needs co-ordinates.

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Example of how co-ordinates are obtained from a GeoLocate programme.

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