The patchiness of survey coverage in Europe illustrated by the distribution map of Plantago lanceolata taken from GBIF in 2016. This species is one of the commonest and most widespread in Europe, it should occur in almost all areas of this map, but in fact the data traces out the borders of countries and area who have published data on GBIF.

  Part of: Smirnova L, Mergen P, Groom Q, De Wever A, Penev L, Stoev P, Pe’er I, Runnel V, Camacho A, Vincent T, Agosti D, Arvanitidis C, Bonet F, Saarenmaa H (2016) Data sharing tools adopted by the European Biodiversity Observation Network Project. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e9390.