bRacatus: Estimating the Accuracy and the Status of Point Occurrence Records

Automated assessment of accuracy and geographical status of georeferenced biological data. The methods rely on reference regions, namely checklists and range maps. Includes functions to obtain data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility <> and from the Global Inventory of Floras and Traits <>. Alternatively, the user can input their own data. Furthermore, provides easy visualisation of the data and the results through the plotting functions. Especially suited for large datasets. The reference for the methodology is: Arlé et al. (under review).

Version: 1.0.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0)
Imports: data.table, geojsonio, graphics, grDevices, jsonlite, maptools, methods, plotfunctions, raster, rgbif, rgeos, rworldmap, sp, stats, testthat
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown
Published: 2020-10-13
Author: Eduardo Arlé [aut, cre], Alexander Zizka [ctb]
Maintainer: Eduardo Arlé <eduardo.arle at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-GB
Citation: bRacatus citation info
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: bRacatus results


Reference manual: bRacatus.pdf
Vignettes: Using_bRacatus
Package source: bRacatus_1.0.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release: bRacatus_1.0.0.tgz, r-oldrel: bRacatus_1.0.0.tgz


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