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The My Observations application lets you search for plant observations owned by you, and see them on a map. It also show photos associated with your observations.

When the application first comes up, it will show your most recent 50 observations.

If you only want to see your observations from a certain area, click on the map in an area of interest , zoom in, check in map area, and press . You can also qualify what observations are returned by entering other search parameters, such as

    Plant Status = native.


If you are having any trouble using this application, please contact Calflora support.





There is a parallel application called Group Observations.

Where My Observations applies to all records owned by a single contributor, Group Observations applies to all records associated with a single group. The functionality of the two applications is similar.


Results

The results appear simultaneously as points on the map and in a table below the map. (In the table, unpublished records are labeled as such.)

If you click on a point on the map, an InfoWindow opens at the point, the table scrolls down to the corresponding record, and the record ID is highlighted. If you click on a record ID in the table, an InfoWindow opens at the corresponding map point, and a short menu opens up under the record ID.

Press DETAIL in this menu to see a page showing full details of this record.

Press edit in this menu to edit the record with Plant Observation Entry.

For a point observation , press location-closeup to see a close up view of the record location in the Plant Distribution application, including any nearby observations of the same plant. For a shape observation , press shape-closeup to see a close up view of the record location including the shape (line or polygon).

If the record is unpublished, press PUBLISH to publish the record.

Press delete to delete the record.

This application can show at most 2000 observations simultaneously. However, on older equipment 2000 records may overwhelm the browser. The default value of Max Results is 50. If you set this value higher, and your browser seems sluggish, set it to some lower value and try again.

Choosing Which Columns to Display:
To show results in a table, the application comes with several predefined column sets, such as Basic Data and Weed Data. You can also make up a custom column set: choose custom, and then open customize.

    Once you choose a custom column set, it will persist: the next time you use this application from the same browser, it will show your custom column set.


SEARCH CRITERIA

Start Date and End Date are inclusive. Dates are entered in the format YYYY-MM-DD so that February 20, 2017 is written as 2017-2-20. If you enter 2017-2-20 as the end date, the result will include records that were entered on or before 2017-2-20. If you put the same date in both Start Date and End Date, the results will only include records entered on that date.

For additional criteria, open Tools check Advanced. These fields will appear:

  • Date added to Calflora
  • Batch
Batch may be helpful if you have uploaded records to Calflora with the Observation Upload application. Enter a batch value such as wb1020; this will match all record numbers that begin with wb1020.


EDITOR

The Multiple Record Editor is a feature of this application which can make changes to many of your records at the same time. It is a powerful and potentially dangerous tool, so please take it slow.

To open the editor, do a search, and then open Tools and press .

In the editor panel, you can specify changes to the records that match your search. Note that when you press , the changes will apply to all of the records that match your search, even if you cannot see them in the result table.

For instance, to publish all matching records, set Access by other users to published. To associate all matching records with one of your groups, select the group from the Group Association drop down (bottom left). Press to make the changes happen.

Safety: Changes made by the Editor are not recoverable.


 
 

 
 


More Information

For more information about background layers, see Layer Help.

If you are a member of any groups, you can use the Group Association drop down to select just records from one of your groups.

For more about the other fields, see Observation Entry Help

RELEASE NOTES:

2016 July When you define a custom column set, it is stored in browser memory, and will be used the next time you use this application from the same browser,