The Observation Hotline application
lets you search for georeferenced plant observations and see them on a map.
It also show photos associated with observations.
To use the application, click on the
map in an area of interest ,
zoom in, and press .
If you want to qualify what observations are returned,
enter some criteria, such as Plant Status = native.
to limit the search to the current map area.
To find all records in a particular park,
The results appear simultaneously as points
on the map and in a table below the map.
On the map,
indicates a line or polygon; and
indicates a quad (for certain plants in certain areas, only quad-level data is available).
For a point observation , press location-closeup to see a close up view of the record location in the Plant Distribution application, including any nearby observations of the same plant. For a shape observation , press shape-closeup to see a close up view of the record location including the shape (line or polygon).
This application can show at most 1500 observation simultaneously. If a particular search produces more, the application will only show the first 1500.
To show results in a table,
the application comes with several predefined
column sets, such as Basic Data
and Weed Data.
You can also make up a custom column set:
choose custom, and then open
Typeahead enabled. Type the first few letters of the plant
you are looking for, and then choose it from the list.
Typeahead also works with Common Name.
(To see exactly which plant names are included for any particular plant, go to the Taxon Report for the plant, and look at the list of Alternate Names in the Name Status section. See Name Status Help for an explanation of how Calflora tracks accepted and alternate names.)
A plant name is referred to as a parent when
the plant has subspecies or varieties, but they are not present in the name.
So for instance,
Plant List: To limit your search to certain specific plants, choose a plant list. Look for already defined plant lists with the Plant List Definition application, or define your own.
Other Data Sources:
By default, a search from this application will
consider records contributed directly to Calflora.
County, Location, and Collection: To search on the basis of any of these three fields, open Tools and check Advanced Form.
Searching within a Background Polygon:
There are many background map layers available.
If you select one of the following layers, you can
search within the selected background polygon:
Protected Area (CPAD)
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2014 June Map Layers has a new look: open Climate to find a particular climate layer, such as Warm Months. Open Region to find a a region layer, such as Watershed.