AND EVEN WORSE: SENSITIVE DATA ARE BEING RANDOMLY FUDGED TO 10KM WITHOUT ANY INDICATION IN THE DATA THAT THE FUDGING HAS BEEN DONE.
On the old iSpot the data shown with clipped to 1 decimal place (or 10km) so that by looking at the number of decimal places the accuracy of the data were obvious.
For some inexplicable reason - against all intelligent data standards, it was decided to "LIE" on this new iSpot and the data are randomly fudged with no evidence that it has been done.
We complained about this in May, and noting has been done. International Standards be dammed - iSpot decided to post incorrect data for Sensitive Species, potentially resulting in poachers/harvesters/collectors turning up at random farms, potentially upsetting landowners
The correct standard is to reduce the resolution to either:
- the centroid of a grid.
- or as in the old iSpot - the much easier, merely reporting the data to 1 decimal point (for a 10km resolution, or 2 decimal points for a 1km resolution).
Anyone can then immediately see the resolution and poachers wont bother visiting these sites, but have to get their data elsewhere.
The old iSpot was leagues above this new site in terms of design. This site is quite pathetic.