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The Checklist / Survey Search application lets you search for checklists and surveys and see them on a map.

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

BASIC USE
To use the application, click on the map in an area of interest , zoom in, and press . If you want to qualify what observations are returned, enter some criteria. To see only survey records, choose Method = survey.

Geographical Extent:
Check

    in map area

to limit the search to the current map area.

Or, press DRAW A POLYGON to specify an exact geographical search space.
To find all records in a particular park, press Map Layers at the top of the page, choose Region / Protected Area (CPAD), and then click inside one of the parks or forests that appear on the map. The name of the selected area will appear on the left at the top of the map:
    36.2709, -121.8315         Andrew Molera State Park (CDPR)
Then check
    in selected area
(For more information about background layers, see Layer Help.)
RESULTS
The results appear simultaneously as points on the map and in a table below the map.

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.

SEARCH CRITERIA
Method: Choose survey to limit the results to survey records. Choose any to see any kind of survey or checklist.

Natural Status: wild or planted.

Group: Seach for all records owned by a particular group.

Observer

Start Date, End Date: Use one, or the other, or both of these criteria to bracket the Observation Date of records you are interested in. 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.

County

Location Name: Some records have useful information in the Location Description field. Enter a short phrase to find any records that contain that phrase in the Location Description field.

TIPS
Searching within a Background Polygon: There are many background map layers available. If you select one of the following layers, you can search within the selected background polygon:
    Watershed
    Protected Area (CPAD)
    Ecoregion
    Jepson Bioregion
    CNPS Chapter
    Zip Code
in selected area
RELEASE NOTES:

2016 May Version 0.48 released. This application replaces the Checklist Browser.