Dataset Details - Online Atlas of Vascular Plants 2012-2020
Data on the geographic distribution of Irish plants
To understand the current distribution of vascular plants in Ireland, and to contribute towards the next publication of an Atlas of the British and Irish Flora post 2020 (BSBI).
Field observations. Supported by photographs and/or specimens in some cases.
Island of Ireland
Data submitted online from 2012 to present
All data is validated using an automated system in the Data Centre which cross checks against published distributions at the hectad level. Red Data Book species, and new records at the 10km2 are manually checked by Data Centre staff and relevant local experts.
This dataset is continually updated with new records
Open (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)
Collated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre from different sources, Online Atlas of Vascular Plants 2012-2020, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 10 May 2021, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/162>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|Abundance||Measure of abundance of the organism recorded|
|County||Name of administrative county within which the record was made|
|Habitat description||A description of the habitat in which the organism was recorded|
|Record comment||A comment associated with any individual record|
|Source||Original source of data|
|Vice-county||The name or number of the Watsonian (botanical) vice-county within which the record was made|
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