Lesson: OBIS QC Tools

1. Introduction

Performing data quality controls helps Data Managers and Data Providers to check for possible errors in taxa nomenclature or geographic points (e. g. coordinates found in land). Also allows assigning quality indicators to each available record, so as an evaluation of the accuracy of the data.

OBIS quality control focuses on automated processes within the database, using free access online Web Services for anyone's use, allowing direct feedback to the user (results reports).

In the following chapters you will learn to apply QC procedures to your data, applying tools for checking scientific names, geography content, completeness and data formats.