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Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network
Національна мережа інформації з біорізноманіття

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  2. Sign in
  3. Gallery
  4. Images
  5. My Projects
  6. Export data
  7. Edit images
  8. Identification
  9. Comments
  10. Group edit
  11. Explore data
  12. 'Distribution' page

Hi there! If you're just getting started with UkrBIN? Check out Getting Started for some of the site's features. If you have a question about the site, please peruse the FAQ below. If you're still looking for answers, please email us at ukrbin.info@gmail.com or UkrBIN group, and UkrBIN Forum.




FAQ

  1. What is UkrBIN?
  2. How to Sign up on UkrBIN.com?
  3. How to upload my photo-observations?
  4. How to add identification?
  5. How to add comment?
  6. How to browse species lists and totals by a region?
  7. How to get data from UkrBIN.com?
  8. What is IPT?




Getting Started


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Registered users can browse, contribute and download data, learn and share their knowledge on identification, occurrence and natural history of living species.




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Gallery


From main menu go to Explore data > Gallery. Select required macrotaxon (Animals, Plants... etc.) press thumbnail image or find required taxon using Search taxa - in right upper corner of the page. Recent observations and Recent comments are available from Gallery page (press more... to see all images or comments)

Preview. Magnify image


Press 'magnifier' in the upper left corner to preview enlarged image


View by species list


Press [species] for species view avoiding taxa between family and species

View by systematics


Press [systematic] for systematic view


Compare images


Press to compare two images (1). Type taxon name andfind and press Search taxa (2). Select image to compare (3)

Images


All uploaded images are photo-observations documenting species occurrence data.

  • Make sure the object is in focus
  • Required data:
  • Locality
  • Date
  • Habitat

  • Recommendations: Add scale bar to the object. Add coordinates of the observations.


  • Images allowed for: museum specimens, alive or dead specimens, traces of animal activity.
  • Avoid:
    • Cultivated plants, pets, domestic animals and captive wild animals.
    • Expiremental organisms.
    • Scenes of hunting

    Upload images

    Preparation of images

    1. Make sure that image is sharp
    2. Crop image
    3. The longest side of the image doesn't exceed 1200 pixels


    How to crop image (here FastStone)


    Uploading


    Press "Upload image" from main menu, or select from "My UkrBIN"



    Select image(s) and fill data into the form

    1. Select image(s) from device
    2. Select: Country, Province (State), District (County), name of your locality
    3. Add coordinates using Map... (3а) or manually, in decimal [36.989213, 84.231474] or standard format [36°59'21.2"N 84°13'53.3"E].
      Coordinates may be measured using GPS device, mobile GPS app, e.g. Handy GPS,
      and Google Maps
    4. Select date manually or automatically (check "Use date from EXIF")
    5. If you know, select a name of the taxon, from the Search taxa field otherwithe select macrotaxon from the list: "Animals", "Plants" etc.
    6. Press "Upload"


    Date

    How to use Calendar?



    Coordinates


    How to add coordinates while uploading


    How to add coordinates after uploading



    Menu > Explore data > Maps




    Add coordinates while editing the image

    Select image to editing

    Press "Edit" icon


    Find coordinates in Google Maps


    Add coordinates to correspinding fields



    Edit image


    Sometimes it becomes necessary to reload (overwrite) a photo that was uploaded incorrectly. For example, you need to crop extra fields, expand the photo, or upload another photo instead of the existing one.

    1. Prepare the image (on your device) which you want to upload instead of the old image

    2. Press "Edit image" icon (see under the image)

    3. Press and select a new photo from your device

    4. Press




    My Projects


    The projects document data on observations without photos and/or collection records. Any registered user can record current or past observations (from field notebooks, lab papers, museum catalogues) via single records or datasets in CSV file.
    Project has hierarchic structure as follows.


    Project1 >

    List1

    List2...

    Project2 >

    List1

    List2...



    Project contains one to many lists.
    Project and list name may be changed.
    List contains records or datasets in CSV file


    Menu: My UkrBIN > My Projects




    Create a Project


    Create a List

    Meanwhile, your List is empty. Fill it with records or dataset.

    Add a record to the list
    Press Add record,



    Fill the form and press . Your record has been saved! Go to the list or Observations or Map in species pofile.



    Standards and preparation of data as CSV file (Завантажити зразок таблиці)



    Table fields:


    Key4

    ID from source database. [Required]

    Key

    Taxon name. [Required]

    Country

    Country name. [Required]

    State

    Primary administrative division: Province, State etc. [Required]

    County

    Secondary administrative division: County, District etc.

    GLocality

    Primary Location field.

    SLocality

    Secondary Location field.

    Date

    Start date of sampling.

    DateTo

    End of sampling date, date for time spans (e.g. long-term traps, monitoring data etc.).

    Collectors

    Name(s) of collector(s)/observer(s). Use "Anonymous" if not available.

    Host

    Host plant for phytophagous species or Host for parasitic speces, epiphytes etc.

    Method

    Collecting/observation method.

    Ecology

    Habitat description.

    LatDeg

    Latitude. Latitude decimel (e.g. 50.1239) [Required]

    LongDeg

    Longitude. Longitude decimel (e.g. 36.2575) [Required]

    ElevationM

    Elevation in meters.

    Specimens

    Number of unsexed specimens.

    Males

    Number of males.

    Females

    Number of females.

    Type

    type specimen category: Holotype, Lectotype, etc.

    Notes

    extra field for Notes.

    Museum

    Museum abbreviature. (List of the museums)

    ID

    Identified by. Name of identifier

    Precision

    Coordinates precision from 1 to 6: 1- GPS, 2-map/text derived coordinates, 3 - city centroid, 4- adm2 centroid, 5 - adm1 centroid, 6-country centroid. [Required]

    Reference

    Literature source reference.(Author, year)

    Reference

    Extra field 2.




    Add a set of records as CSV file via IPT

    IPT (Integrated Publishing Toolkit) allows uploading of dataset with multiple records into UkrBIN database. The tool automatically reads and verifies data from external file. The system alerts about errors occurred (e.g. taxa missing in internal database). If you experienced problems while uploading data via IPT please contact ukrbin.info@gmail.com

    Press Import data from CSV to start uploading a dataset



    Delete list from the project



    Export data


    Any registered user who accepted Terms of use, can download raw occurrence data from UkrBIN for further scientific or educational purposes.

    Select Export data from My UkrBIN submenu. Press if you need entire dataset, otherwise find and select certain taxon in Search taxa.


    Actions with images



    Group images




    Ungroup images





    Identification


    How to add Identification? Any registered user can add identification. Group experts verify identification then.
    Once signed up you are enabled to add id for your and photos of others and suggest realibility.


    Id realibility are highlited by color markers:

    red (unverified, possibly)
    yellow (most likely)
    green (verified)




    Comments


    Comments are helping to communicate users to each other. Follow this 3-step instruction to add text-comment and/or photo-comments

    Group editing




    1. Select several images
    2. Scroll down
    3. Activate editing of particular parameters [checkbox]
    4. Edit parameters
    5. Save changes - press


    Explore data


    Explore Data


    Records (total number of observations)


    Species (total number of species)


    Observers (total number of observers)


    Identifiers (total number of identifiers)




    Top statistics:
    Recent submissions (50 recently submitted Observations)
    Recent Observations (50 recent Observations)
    Most observed species (top 50 most observed species)
    Recently added species (50 recently added species)



    Observers

    Number of species/observations with photo

    Number of species/observations by records (without photo)

    Species Totals (Photos + Records)

    Observations Totals


    Explore data > Distribution



    Distribution

    Quick browse regional totals using geographical and taxon filters. Select region and taxon needed.



    Press a numder of taxa and go to checklist



    Species checklist



10.08.2019 16:33:12   Nikolai Yunakov
Online: Nadiya Sytschak and 40 unregistered users

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