Join the GLOBE Data Quality Challenge 28 November – 02 December!
GLOBE is holding a Data Quality Challenge from 28 November through 02 December 2016. Why? Because we need our community members – you – to compare the site locations associated with your account and to correct the ones that need to be corrected. Data entry is about quality as much as quantity!
This challenge is for anyone who enters, or who has entered, data into the GLOBE database. The goal is to have our community members check the GPS coordinates used for all data collection sites. The majority of the coordinates defined in GLOBE's database are based on hand-entered efforts, so an occasional mistake is possible. If coordinates are incorrectly recorded they can skew the relationships being analyzed in the same way as when measurement readings are erroneously recorded. GLOBE’s system has ways of avoiding false data from either being entered or displayed, but only you can ensure that the location of a site is correct. Click here for details on how to participate in the challenge.
BONUS! In addition to helping ensure the accuracy of the data, everyone who has confirmed and edited their site information will get a participation badge to share on their profile after the challenge period.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office