This is the second release of the FBIS platform. Major improvements in this release are the streamlining of the search and filter features, improvements to the dashboard and the addition of support for SASS river health assessments.
It is now possible to filter sites to show only those with collection records having specific conservation status attributes. FBIS fetches the conservation status values from IUCN for each record as it is lodged in the FBIS database.
In version 1.0, searching could only be carried out on the scientific names of taxa. Version 2.0 adds support for searching on common names. The common names are automatically retrieved from GBIF as each new taxon is added to the system.
In version 2.0 you can now view a multi-site dashboard which summarises the occurrence records produced by a filter / search operation. The dashboard is accessed by clicking on the search results site 'bubble'. Once the multi-site dashboard is open, you can download the results as a CSV and see the other dashboard elements as an aggregate report for all the filtered sites.
A new [?] Icon in the bottom left corner of the map will launch a helpful guide that will walk you through the key areas of the user interface.
We have added support for permalinks. Permalinks create a unique URL that reflects the currently applied filters, layers and map view extents. This allows you to easily share an area of interest with a colleague. Clicking on the permalink icon in the toolbar will copy the link to your clipboard.