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Information Management at NHIC. Natural Heritage Information. Information Providers. Decision Makers/ User Community. Long Term Information Management. NHIC. Benefits of Stable Foundation for Information Management. Cost effective Minimize duplication of effort Continuity

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Natural heritage information
Natural Heritage Information

Information

Providers

Decision Makers/

User Community

Long Term

Information Management

NHIC


Benefits of stable foundation for information management
Benefits of Stable Foundation for Information Management

  • Cost effective

    • Minimize duplication of effort

  • Continuity

  • Stability of Information

  • Minimize lost records

  • Minimize search effort by decision makers


Nhic im goals
NHIC IM Goals

  • Common data standards to optimize use

    • Minimize search effort for user community

    • Minimize “data handling” time

    • Quicker turnover of records back to community

    • Ensure all information is retained over time, no “lost” fields

  • Ready flow of data between providers and user community/decision-makers

    • Make it easy to share and to access records wherever possible

      • User can store data locally, but participate in the community, or access their own records from the provincial repository as needed

    • Automated exchanges where possible, minimize number of non-standard exchanges



Getting data into the provincial database at nhic
Getting data into the Provincial Database at NHIC…

  • Best formats

    • NRVIS/OGDE – Provincially Tracked Species Observations (PTSObs)

    • Pocket PC GPS Application (Currently an iPaq-ArcPad Field Form)

    • NHIC Website

  • Good

    • Standards-based Excel sheet or MS Access database

    • Sending it to Parks Canada (for national parks), Bird Studies Canada (Breeding Bird Atlas), most Recovery Teams….

    • Other NRVIS layers such as VTE Nesting Site

  • Not quite as happy (but still good)*

    • Standards-based paper form

    • Sending it to other data initiatives ….

    • Your own native database/spreadsheet, not using ours or other international standards

    • E-mails, telephone calls, scraps of paper, hearsay, inscriptions on wood-papyrus-stone ….

      * it’s always better to receive data in whatever format, than never to know about the record!


Getting access to nhic data
Getting access to NHIC data

  • NRVIS/LIO/OGDE

    • Provincially Tracked Species Occurrences (PTSOcc)

    • OGDE members can self-serve

    • Others can request data through LIO

    • MNR staff can access the data via NRVIS

      • Request access via interface for NRVIS, GSO for NDD

  • NHIC Website

    • Request a password from NHIC, or external staff with data sharing agreement

  • MNR District Ecologists/Biologists

    • For details on a particular EO

  • NatureServe

  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility

  • Direct Requests to NHIC


Nrvis data classes
NRVIS Data Classes

  • Provincially Tracked Species Occurrence Class

    • Provincially-tracked species occurrences as identified at NHIC

    • read-only, and only by staff who have detailed access by undergoing data sensitivity training

    • area feature

  • Provincially Tracked Species Observation Class

    • Individual observations as reported by MNR staff

    • read-write, but only by staff who have detailed access by undergoing data sensitivity training

    • area feature

  • Locally Tracked Species Observation Class

    • all district staff could enter information into this one

    • point feature


Nrvis classes containing provincially tracked species
NRVIS Classes Containing Provincially-Tracked Species

  • Current NHIC-custodian Rare Species Classes/Guts within NRVIS

    • Provincially Tracked Species Occurrence

    • Provincially Tracked Species Observation

    • Locally Tracked Species Observation

  • Others classes

    • Species(NHIC co-custodianship of provincially tracked species)

      • Nesting Site

      • Calving/Fawning Site

      • Feeding Area

      • Habitat Planning Range

      • Staging Area/Wildlife

    • Areas(no NHIC custodianship)

      • Agreement forest area

      • ANSI

      • Environmentally Sensitive Area

      • Significant Ecological Area

      • Wetland Units



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