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CNDDB — Use of the QuickView Tool in BIOS
The information provided by the QuickView Tool in BIOS 5 is not a substitute for the CNDDB. It is intended for general informational use only. It does not replace the need for conducting field work and does not meet the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act.
The CNDDB QuickView Tool in BIOS 5 provides the user with a list of all CNDDB elements (species or natural communities) that have been documented by the CNDDB to occur on the selected USGS 7.5' topographic quad or for which the CNDDB has unprocessed data on the selected quad. This list may include both recent and historical records. Each element is listed only once regardless of how many occurrences are documented for that quad.
To view a list of species by quad
- Zoom-in to the area of interest, either by using the quad picklist on the QuickView Menu or by using the BIOS 5 Data Viewer's zoom capabilities.
- Click on the "List CNDDB Species for a Quad" icon, and then click on the desired quad to display a list of species that the CNDDB has mapped on the quad or for which the CNDDB has unprocessed data on the quad.
- To view a list of elements for 9 quads centered on a particular quad, click on the "List CNDDB Species for 9 Quads" icon, and then click on the desired quad.
To view a list of species by county
- Zoom-in to the county of interest, either by using the county picklist on the QuickView Menu or by using the BIOS 5 Data Viewer's zoom capabilities.
- Click on the "List CNDDB Species for a County" icon, and then click on the desired county to display a list of species that the CNDDB has mapped in that county or for which the CNDDB has unprocessed data in that county.
The list is ordered alphabetically by using a taxonomic sort key so that species from similar taxonomic groups (i.e. birds, fish, plants, etc) are listed together. You can change the sort order of the list by clicking on any column header in the results table. For example, if you wanted to sort the species list by common name, you would click once on the "Common_Name" column header.
You may export the list as a text file of comma-separated values by clicking on the "Export" button.