BIDDSAT: visualizing the content of biodiversity data publishers in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility network.
In any data quality workflow, data publishers must become aware of issues in their data so these can be corrected. User feedback mechanisms provide one avenue, while global assessments of datasets provide another. To date, there is no publicly available tool to allow both biodiversity data institutions sharing their data through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility network and its potential users to assess datasets as a whole. Contributing to bridge this gap both for publishers and users, we introduce BIoDiversity DataSets Assessment Tool, an online tool that enables selected diagnostic visualizations on the content of data publishers and/or their individual collections. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: The online application is accessible at http://www.unav.es/unzyec/mzna/biddsat/ and is supported by all major browsers. The source code is licensed under the GNU GPLv3 license (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt) and is available at https://github.com/jotegui/BIDDSAT.