FAQs

If you have a query please check the FAQs below to see if we have an answer for you.  If you still need help, please contact us at info@nbnatlas.org

GENERAL QUERIES

Why has the NBN Gateway been replaced?

The infrastructure underpinning the NBN Gateway was beginning to struggle with the amount of data it held.  We therefore had to look for alternative systems which met the needs of the NBN partnership and which would support the flow of data for years to come.  The NBN Secretariat undertook a technical review in 2015 to help determine what was needed. The new infrastructure is based on the Atlas of Living Australia which is already being utilised in other countries around the world.  The NBN Atlas provides a robust, user friendly interface for the sharing of biological data, which has the scope for ongoing development to suit user needs.

Are the T&Cs different to those on the NBN Gateway?

Yes, they are.  The Terms and Conditions for the NBN Atlas can be found here.

How do I register for the NBN Atlas?

Just click the Login tab at the top right of the home page.  You can login through Facebook or Google, but we would recommend that you set up an NBN Atlas account as this will give you greater permissions.

Can images be downloaded and are there any copyright issues?

Yes, users will need to abide by the conditions of the associated CC licence for the image

Can I see the common rather than scientific names of species?

Yes, you can search by either common or scientific names and both will be displayed on the species pages

How is the NBN Atlas funded?

The funding for the development of the infrastructure has been provided by Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government and Scottish Environment Protection Agency.