Updated February 2, 2023
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|Accuracy: Square Meters|
An estimate of the accuracy of the location coordinates,
expressed as an area in square meters.
For instance, if the location accuracy is 100 square meters, then the idea is that the real location of the plant is somewhere within that 100 square meter area.
If a record coming in from a GPS device has a error radius value in meters, then this field is set to the area of the implied circle.
|Calflora's plant identification number. For example, the calrecnum of Vaccinium ovatum is 8200.|
|Survey ID (AKA Survey #, Collection)|
|When observation records are attached to a plant survey, the Survey ID field of each observation will contain the record number of the survey. For observation records that are not part of a survey, this field can be used by contributors as a free text way to categorize records.|
|The common name of the plant observed.|
|Full name of a California county e.g. Riverside.|
|The value of this field indicates how the record came into Calflora.|
|Date (AKA Observation Date)|
|Date the plant was observed. Dates are stored in the database in the form YYYY-MM-DD; for example, 2019-12-31.|
A code indicating the distribution of the plant across the landscape.
|A value (from the table above) indicating the distribution of the plant across the landscape.|
|The name of the person who entered the record.|
|Error Radius (m)|
|When GPS devices are used to make observations, the device typically produces an error radius interpreted as the accuracy of the device at the moment the observation was made, in meters. The error radius value from the device is stored in this field, but may be modified later.|
|The observation date plus the name of the contributor.|
|The genus part of the scientific plant name.|
|If there is a shape (line or polygon) associated with a record, the value of this field will be the ID# of the shape. If there is just a point location acssociated with a record (no shape), the value of this field will be empty.|
|Gross Area Count|
Gross Area: The area of ground covered by the patch, if you drew an imaginary line around the outer boundary of the patch.
The number of units e.g. 15.
|Gross Area Units|
|Gross Area Count and Gross Area Units written together e.g. 15 Square Meters.|
|Identifier of the group responsible for the record. 0 indicates no group.|
The primary habitat type where the plant is growing.
Typical habitat values include
|If there are Work Session records associated with this observation record, then this field shows the sum of all the Person Hours values of those records.|
|The Calflora record identifier.|
|The date the record was added to Calflora.|
|Infested Area Count|
Infested Area: The area of ground covered by the patch if there were no spaces between the plants.
The number of units e.g. 15.
|Infested Area Units|
|Infested Area Count and Infested Area Units written together e.g. 15 Square Meters.|
|A full size version of the first photo associated with the record, if any.|
|The center of the patch, expressed in decimal latitude and longitude, WGS84 datum.|
|A brief description of where the plant is.|
An indication of the supposed accuracy of the point coordinates of a record:
high, medium, or low.
See also On Location Quality.
|The date the record was last modified.|
|This field pertains to records that are linked to each other in a history stack. This will be the record identifier of the most recent record in the stack.|
The land owner, manager, or steward.
|Anything of interest about the plant or the site.|
|Number of Plants|
The number of plants observed. Sometimes this value is a range eg. 50 - 100
|Number of Plants Midpoint|
|If the value of Number of Plants is a range such as 50 - 100, then Number of Plants Midpoint will show the midpoint of the range, or 75.|
|The person(s) who observed the plant.|
A specific value (20) or a range of values (25 - 50) followed by the percent sign.
These are the typical value ranges used:
|Percent Cover Midpoint (AKA NAWMA Percent Cover)|
|If the value of Percent Cover is a range such as 5 - 25, then Percent Cover Midpoint will show the midpoint of the range, or 15.|
A code indicating the life stage of the plant(s) at time of observation.
|A value (from the table above) indicating the life stage of the plant(s) at time of observation.|
|A thumbnail version of the first photo associated with the record, if any.|
|The URL (web address) of the first photo associated with the record, if any.|
|The scientific name of the plant observed, in the form of a link to the Taxon Report page, plus the common name of the plant.|
|A region or management unit in which the plant was found.|
|This field pertains to records that are linked to each other in a history stack. This will be the record identifier of the oldest record in the stack.|
|Source (AKA Organization)|
|The organization(s) responsible for the record.|
|The species part of the scientific plant name.|
|The subspecies part of the scientific plant name, if any.|
The scientific name of the plant observed,
without authors and
with only the genus capitalized.