FAQs

What can I map?
In the Atlas Spatial Portal, you can map:  taxa (species, genus etc., lists of taxa) occurrences as points  where available, species polygons as best sp...
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Why are there no species records for my area?
No species may be reported for your area because: the Atlas doesn’t know about them yet; that is, the information has not be supplied to us by our data pr...
Wed, 12 Dec, 2018 at 5:51 PM
Note: Area (sq km)
Please note the following when using the entire world as the active area. The projection used does not permit use of a bounding box > 85 degrees north a...
Fri, 22 May, 2020 at 1:47 PM
What does the spatially valid flag (geospatial_kosher) mean?
Occurrence records in the ALA can be filtered by using a flag called geospatial_kosher. We use this term to refer to records that we consider spatially vali...
Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 at 2:15 PM
What are environmental and contextual spatial layers?
What are spatial layers? In the context of the Spatial Portal of the Atlas of Living Australia, we use ‘layers’ to describe the concept of a surface dra...
Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 at 3:59 PM