data ourselves and report on it in a variety of ways. • Now imagine you can join a group, like Facebook, and in doing so your data becomes available to the group, while the group's data becomes available to you. • Now imagine being able to follow a particular recorder. • Imagine being able to follow particular species, groups or designations. • Imagine being able to follow 'out of range' species - Could be an exciting way of watching for climate change. • Verification would be a natural part of the process.
databases are many. A socially driven online system would ease some of these pains. • We've already got many of the required tools in place: Indicia. • Redicia - the reporting end of Indicia is in development. • Our next goal should be to build in those all important social aspects. Crucially it should be fun and motivating for recorders - the volunteer naturalists ranging from intermediate to expert who are into their recording.