Waarnemingen.be - Plant occurrences in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region, Belgium

Waarnemingen.be - Plant occurrences in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region, Belgium is a species occurrence dataset published by Natuurpunt and described (v1.4) in Steeman et al. 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.85.14925). The dataset contains close to 1.2 million plant occurrences of almost 1,200 naturally occurring species (native, vagrant or migrant species), recorded by volunteers (citizen scientists), mainly since 2008. The occurrences are derived from the database http://www.waarnemingen.be, hosted at the nature conservation NGO Natuurpunt in collaboration with Stichting Natuurinformatie. Together with the datasets Van Landuyt & Brosens (2017, http://www.gbif.org/dataset/271c444f-f8d8-4986-b748-e7367755c0c1) and Van Landuyt & Noé (2015, https://doi.org/10.15468/xnlbke), the dataset represents the most complete overview of indigenous plants in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region. Generalized and/or withheld information: location information is generalized to 4 x 4 km² IFBL grid cells. Observer name, exact XY-coordinates, toponyms, and photographs are not included in the published dataset, but are known in the source database. To allow anyone to use this dataset, we have released the data to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). We would appreciate however, if you read and follow these norms for data use (http://www.natuurpunt.be/normen-voor-datagebruik) and provide a link to the original dataset (https://doi.org/10.15468/fyuklz) whenever possible. If you use these data for a scientific paper, please cite the dataset following the applicable citation norms and/or consider us for co-authorship. We are always interested to provide more information or know how you have used the data, so please contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or natuurdata@natuurpunt.be. The publication of this dataset was supported by the INBO as part of the Flemish contribution to LifeWatch.

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Additional Info

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Source http://www.gbif.org/dataset/bfc6fe18-77c7-4ede-a555-9207d60d1d86
Last Updated May 16, 2018, 12:10 (Europe/Brussels)
Created May 16, 2018, 12:10 (Europe/Brussels)
Dataset type OCCURRENCE
Source DarwinCore Archive https://data.inbo.be/ipt/archive.do?r=planten-natuurpunt-occurrences
Dataset website http://www.waarnemingen.be
GBIF UUID bfc6fe18-77c7-4ede-a555-9207d60d1d86
Administrative contact Marc Herremans - Diensthoofd Natuurpunt Studie - marc.herremans@natuurpunt.be
Metadata author Wouter Vanreusel - Celhoofd cel natuurstudie - wouter.vanreusel@natuurpunt.be