The 2018 NEYEDC Data Providers’ Forum took place on Thursday 12th April. A big thank you to everyone who attended to make it a lively and informative afternoon.

The Meeting Note, Presentation Slides and copy of the ‘Biological Records and the GDPR for the NBN’ document are available to download by clicking the links. Below is a brief description of the topics discussed.

NBN Atlas, the next steps
NEYEDC ran a consultation with Data Providers on how it interacts with NBN Atlas, which closed on 30th November 2017.  NEYEDC outlined it’s intention with regards to uploading data to NBN Atlas.

GDPR, what it means for our data providers
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018, which changes the way organisations can collect, process and use the electronic information of individuals.  We outlined how this will impact on Biological records and the publishing of personal data.

Case studies on National v Local data flows
NEYEDC presented some case studies on how NEYEDC, as a local organisation, interact with National Data flows, and the differing situations and solutions that are proposed to resolve data flow issues.

Supporting biological recording in North and East Yorkshire
As part of our role to support biological recording and recorders we presented Information on the future of the Recorder 6 software and our exciting new project ‘Nature Hack’.

Post-meeting workshop: Demonstration of QGIS and Tom.bio plugin
At the end of the meeting there was a demonstration of how biological records can be mapped in QGIS using the Tom.bio plugin.  Further information on the Tom.bio plugin for QGIS and YouTube tutorials can be found here: http://www.fscbiodiversity.uk/?q=qgis-plugin . Later in the year NEYEDC will be running QGIS training events as part of Nature Hack.  Please contact NEYEDC if you wish to sign up for further information and opportunities associated with Nature Hack.

 

 

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