Q: Data are not formatted in a useful way for me. Is there a way to have them formatted differently?
A: Yes! We are aware that data might not always be in a suitable format (e.g. date, lines vs columns, crosstabs, etc.). Hence, if you would like to have a view specifically designed for your needs, please contact Sébastien Clément.
Q: Who owns data and who can access them?
A: Most data come from the Canadian Forest Service (Government of Canada) and the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (Government of Québec). They are public in nature, and can be viewed by all.
However, some public data, which are currently in the process of being published in scientific journals, might not be immediately available. They will become available as soon as the publications are completed.
Finally, some other data are private in nature, because they originate from non-public organizations. Their access is thus restricted to members of those organizations.
Q: Who decides who has access to data, and how is access controlled?
A: The person or organization providing data decides who can have access to them. The database administrator then grants access privileges to users or groups having the right to access those data. Then, data is displayed on a user-specific manner.
No anonymous connection is allowed with TreeSource.
Q: What is TreeSource's infrastructure?
Objects: 161 tables, 217 views, 93 PL/pgSQL functions
Total records count: > 50 millions
- Data export and formatting;
- Field and table description updates.
Q: Who created TreeSource?
R: The database was created and is administered by Sébastien Clément, biologist and bioinformatician at the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre. The Web interface was developed by Maurice Lebon, Web programmer at Natural Resources Canada.