May GLOBE Tech Update
As always, GLOBE continues to work to ensure that your “use” of the website, and associated apps, is as user-friendly as possible.
By the end of May, you will be able to search for data by GLOBE “Team” in ADAT (or Elasticsearch). There will also be an improved way for teachers to access and use student accounts, plus enhanced capabilities.
In addition to the above, great progress has been made toward implementing the following items (delivery of these will occur near the end of May):
- GLOBE’s data entry process will soon provide a new option: all GLOBE atmosphere protocols will be available in The GLOBE Program’s app, GLOBE Observer (GO). Trained and approved GLOBE members (those who already have access to the Data Entry app) will be able to submit atmospheric measurements, such as temperature and rainfall, as well as bundle data, directly using the app. Future work will move other existing sphere protocols into the app.
- GO’s Mosquito Habitat Mapper (MHM) tool will receive an update. The update will include: an updated dichotomous key with updated visuals; reduced text for increased accessibility for non-English speaking populations; and maintenance to keep compatibility with newer systems, maintain performance, and GLOBE connectivity.
- For people who participate in SciStarter, there soon will be an ability to log participation in the GO protocols on their SciStarter dashboard account. (SciStarter, a GLOBE Partner, provides a database of thousands of vetted, searchable projects and events through an online citizen science project directory.)
If you have any questions, or need assistance with any of these enhancements, contact the GLOBE Community Support Team (CST) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office