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Color codes used to flag problem specimens

Color-coded specimen status flags

  • Dark blue color-coded flags

    This is the default color code for dots on the map. A dark blue colored dot means that the specimen falls within the geographic range of the taxon as specifed in the Jepson eFlora.

  • Light green color-coded flags

    Light green flags indicate that the geographic coordinate fields of this record are identical to those in CCH2.

  • Light blue color-coded flags

    Light blue flags indicate that the geographic coordinates of this record have been changed from those in CCH2. These records in CCH1 have coordinates that have been corrected by various CCH1 volunteers (during georeferencing grants) or staff at UC/JEPS, including Dick Moe and Jason Alexander. The coordinate and metadata fields are stored in a separate table and overwrite those present in the data from CCH2.

  • Yellow color-coded flags

    There is a discrepancy between the geographic coordinates of this record and the geographic range of the taxon as specifed in the Jepson eFlora. The discrepancy may have multiple causes. Read more ...
    The yellow flags are stored in a separate table. This feature is unique to CCH1.

  • Black color-coded flags

    The locality of this record is too vague to be mapped and has an uncertinty polygon with a radius greater than 10,000 meters. Most records with just the county or a large geographic region as locality (San Bernardino County, Sierra Nevada, Mojave Desert, Salton Sea, Imperial Valley, etc) are have too great an uncertainty black-tinted or black flagged. The reason for black-flagging a specimens is variable. Some of the black flags were created during previous CCH georeferencing grants. For those the name of the georefereencer and the reason for black-flagging is displayed in the detailed specimen record page. Records with black flags have coordinate and metadata fields nulled and left intentionally blank in CCH1, even if there is data in CCH2. This feature is unique to CCH1.

  • Red color-coded flags

    Records that have this flag on the detailed specimen label page have a problem with the quality or value of the data.

    • County red flag

      The spelling of the county has been changed from that displayed in CCH2. This can happen in four ways.

      • A typographical or formatting error in CCH2 was corrected. County names were corrected by the CCH1 loading scripts.
      • Extraneous text such as the word 'County' or 'Co.' were removed. County names were corrected by the CCH1 loading scripts.
      • An empty field or 'unknown' phrase was replaced with a suggested county. County names were corrected from user comments in the original CCH1.
      • There is a discrepancy between the georeferenced county and the herbarium label county. Specifically, the georeferenced locality is not within the same county as listed on the herbarium label. County names were corrected by GIS software.

        This discrepancy may have multiple causes. Not all specimens with this flag have an incorrect label county. For some historic specimens, the county was correct at the time of collection. However, California county boundaries have been altered several times in the past hundred and fifty years and these boundary changes may be the source of these discrepancies.

    • Date red flag

      The year value for the date is either before 1800 or greater than the current year. The discrepancy may have multiple causes, but the most common is that there is a typo in the year (i.e. 1097 instead of 1997)

    • Scientific Name red flag

      The scientific name in the determination field has been significantly changed from the determination in CCH2. When there The name can be just a error correction completed by the CCH1 loading scripts, a determination update from a comment database (usually with an author, date and comment added) or a the verbatim determination is questioned (a comment indicates that the ID likely to be incorrect, but a new determination was not specified).

  • Purple color-coded flags

    This record has been found to be cultivated specimen. Cultivated flag data has been collected over the years by staff at UC/JEPS. Some of these records are marked as cultivated in CCH2 itself, and others are only so marked in CCH1. The cultivated flags are stored in a separate table and overwrite data present in the data from CCH2 when appropriate.

  • orange color-coded flags

    Orange flags indicate that the elevation of this record is higher than the highest elevation point for the county listed on the label. The discrepancy may have multiple causes. Not all specimens with this flag have an correct label county. Sometimes the county boundaries have changed or the collector made an error on the label regarding the county or the elevation data. The corrected elevation and metadata fields are stored in a separate table and overwrite those present in the data from CCH2.

  • No Color change in headings or checkboxes

    This record has not been georeferenced in CCH1 or CCH2 and it has an unknown status with regards to its yellow flag, black flag, or purple flag status.


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