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If a record is deemed to be a mis-identification or considered insufficiently proven, it will either be re-attributed to a different species or, it will be marked as unverified and will not be included by Gi GL in any reports.

We are aided in this process by the Recorder’s Advisory Group, or ‘RAG’, a panel of experts from various organisations including the Greater London Authority, the London Natural History Society and the Natural History Museum, each of whom specialises in a particular species groups and habitats.

Prior to importing a spreadsheet, its layout and contents will be checked.

After import, a manual check will be made to ensure that the data points are in the correct place on a Geographical Information System (GIS) map.

The validation process can benefit both Gi GL and the recorders who make their data available through us.

After validation Gi GL can return a ‘clean’ data set to the data providers.

Ian Woodward, Gi GL Royal Parks Officer The accuracy of the records we hold is essential.

Our partners and other Gi GL data users often base planning and conservation decisions on our data, and prioritise their work accordingly.

With such a diverse range of species and habitat information from such a diverse range of sources, the Gi GL team alone are not able to judge the reliability of any individual record.

It requires specialist knowledge and many years of experience to be able to judge the likely accuracy of an observation.

These two stages are known as data verification and data validation.

These two words can cause confusion as their meaning depends on the context – they are sometimes understood to mean the same thing.

Put simply, validation checks all aspects of the records – who made the observation, where it was made and when, except for the species identification – the ‘what’, which is checked during verification.

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