|Updated May 19, 2021|
lets you search for plant observations owned by you,
and see them on a map.
It also show photos associated with your observations.
When the application first comes up, it will show your most recent 50 observations.
If you only want to see your observations from a certain area, click on the map in an area of interest , zoom in, check in map area, and press . You can also qualify what observations are returned by entering other search parameters, such as
For help using this application, please
The results appear simultaneously as points
on the map and in a table below the map.
In the table, unpublished records are labeled as such.
On the map,
Indicates an obscured point.
Indicates a survey.
Indicates a line or polygon.
Indicates a record with Number of Plants equal to 0.
Indicates a flagged or questionable record.
If you click on a point on the map, an InfoWindow opens at the point, the table scrolls down to the corresponding record, and the record is highlighted. If you click on the purple crayon next to a record in the table, an InfoWindow opens at the corresponding map point, and a short menu opens up under the crayon.
Open the detail page for this record, including all photos and any comments
that may have been made by other users on this record.
editor; Open Plant Observation Entry on this record.
location-closeup (if the record is published and has an identifiable plant name): Open the Plant Distribution application showing a close up view of the record location. It will show the polygon associated with this record, if there is one, and any nearby observations of the same plant.
publish (if the record is unpublished); Publish the record.
delete; Open a dialog to ask if you are sure. If you are, delete the record.
This application can show at most
2000 observations simultaneously.
The default value of Max Results is 50.
Choosing Which Columns to Display
Start Date and End Date:
Access by Others:
Location Quality: (See On Location Quality)
For additional criteria, open More Criteria.
Date added to Calflora
To see all of your saved searches
To set up an email alert from a saved search,
To use a saved search to load historical records into Observer Pro, go to
MyCalflora / Preferences /
The Batch Editor
is a feature of this application
which can make changes to many of your records at the same time.
It is a powerful and potentially dangerous tool.
Using the editor is a two step process. First, you use the criteria on the left hand side of the page to search for matching records. Then you open the editor, and specify a change to one or more fields.
For safety, the editor will not work on all of your records. You must specify at least one search criteria on the left side of the page before using the editor.
To open the editor, enter some search criteria, press , and then open TOOLS and press .
In the editor panel, you can specify changes to the records that match your search. Once you have entered the changes you want to make, press . This action will ask you to confirm, and then apply the changes to all of the records that match your search, even if you cannot see them in the result table.
You can also delete all matching records. First, search for the records you want to delete, and then press . This action will ask you to confirm, and then delete all of the matching records.
Note that changes made by the Editor are not recoverable.
See also the
Contributing Plant Observations FAQ
For more information about background layers, see Layer Help.
If you are a member of any
you can use the
For more about the other fields, see Plant Observation Entry Help
2021 May v 2.99 There is a PHOTO ESSAY function in the Tools menu.
2021 February v 2.97 There is a DOWNLOAD RESULTS function in the Tools menu.
2020 December v 2.95
SYMBOLOGY has been renamed LEGEND. To see the current legend, or to change legend themes,
2020 November v 2.93
2020 May v 2.84
A white number appears in the upper left of the photo indicating how
many additional photos are part of the observation.
2020 April v 2.83 Click on the purple crayon to select a record in the table instead of clicking on the ID.
2020 April v 2.79 The resize thumb -- a control to change the height of the map-- is back! Find it in the lower left corner of the map.
2019 October v 2.68 Use the Batch Editor to obscure (or un-obscure) many records at once.
2019 October v 2.64 Added support for obscured records -- you can search for them, and you can show them at their original locations.
2019 August v 2.55
2019 March v 2.46 The coordinates of the map cursor and the name of the current background layer polygon, if any, are now displayed above the map.
2018 November v 2.39 In the table of results, all columns are sortable. Click once to sort in ascending order (green); click again to sort in descending order (orange).
The column headers are pinned to the top of the page when you scroll down.
2018 October v.2.35
2017 May v.2.14 If you select Photo = "records with photo likes", you will see all of your published records which some Calflora user has "liked". To see the exact count of likes, click on the ID, and then click DETAIL to see the Observation Detail page for the record.
Also, a Large Photo column is now available.