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2. Data entry

[Two narrated videos on this page - we recommend that you view these videos using full-screen and in High Definition.]

See also chapter 3 in the BSBI MapMate Book and the BSBI data entry guidance (revised in March 2015): view online or download pdf.

The videos on this page cover data entry:
  • Preparing the initial settings in MapMate that can make data entry easier - best done before you go ahead and start entering your data! 
  • Some suggested shortcuts for speeding up data entry.
Additional guidance on how to set up 'taxon validations' to prevent unlikely species being entered by mistake: view online or download pdf.

[See Exchanging data - syncing and importing records for how to import data from other MapMate users.]