The case studies on this page highlight how the NBN is being used in public engagement activities.
Click on one of the links below to find out more.
Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels’ records have now been uploaded to the NBN Gateway and viewers are being asked to submit their records if they spot any gaps in the map.
Harlequin Ladybird Project
The Harlequin Ladybird Project has been an excellent example of engaging the public in monitoring species. The maps used on the project website are fed by NBN Gateway web services
Are you interested in using the NBN tools or data for public engagement purposes? If so, the following points will be a helpful start point.
The Gateway Terms & Conditions must be followed in all cases.
Some of the key points relating to this type of use of NBN data are:
You must credit the data providers
You must reference the data and maps correctly and appropriately
You should refer to the dataset metadata for full information on access rights
You may not have full access to all the datasets relating to a specific query. Your level of access is always shown in the list of datasets that the query returns. You are STRONGLY ADVISED to seek improved access by selecting the relevant datasets and then clicking to request improved access.
You must only reproduce information or maps at the resolution available to a non-registered user of the NBN Gateway, i.e. you cannot reproduce information if you have been granted improved access without the written permission of the data provider
If you are aware of any misuse of data please let us know by reporting here.