There are five tabs at the top of your results section that you can work through to investigate your results (unsure what your results mean? See our support article on interpreting model outputs)Below we detail the many ways in which you can view, overlay and compare your experiment results. 


Results tab

You can view each of the outputs from your algorithm/s by clicking on the green eye icons. The 'Preview Primary Output' will show your distribution map. Clicking on the MORE button will bring up all other results relating to that model output (unsure what your results mean? See our support article on interpreting model outputs). All your results will be displayed on the right hand side. NOTE: Results will not show up properly when using Internet Explorer and some versions of Safari. If you have any issues trying using Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.



This tab also allows you to do a number of other things:



  • Download your experiment
    • Click on the blue Download button found in the green header box for each algorithm. This will download a copy of the results to your computer (usually to your local downloads folder).


  • Export your experiment
    • Click on the black Export button found in the green header box for each algorithm
    • If you have no services listed under the Authorised services heading then click the button that says Manage Authorisations
      • Click the green Authorise button next to your chosen service (note: BCCVL currently has access to Figshare. Dropbox and Google Drive are coming soon)
      • You will be taken to the login screen for that service. Log in
      • If you would like the BCCVL to be able to read and write data please click the Allow button
      • Go back to your experiment results tab and click the black Export button
      • You should now have Figshare as an option. Click on the Figshare icon. This will submit your results for export, this can sometimes take a few minutes and you will be emailed when this is complete

Details tab

You can access all the details of your experiment via the Details tab. This includes, amongst other things, a list of the algorithms you used and their configuration options (if any), the species occurrence dataset you used as well as the climate and environmental datasets and subsequent data layers.



Overlay tab

The overlay result function allows you to load a number of distribution maps from within the same experiment into a single map. This is useful when comparing distributions amongst a few different algorithms or across different species (Multi-species Distribution Models).


  • Select your distribution maps by clicking the green eye icons. As you add maps you’ll notice your legend will adjust accordingly
  • To fine-tune how the map displays your layers you can change the compositing mode using the Mode dropdown box. By default this is set to darken. Other common modes are lighten and source over. For best visualisation results, we suggest no more than 3 layers on a map at a time.



Compare Maps tab

The compare maps tab allows you to load a number of distribution maps from within the same experiment onto a single page. This is useful when comparing distributions across many different algorithms or across different species (Multi-species Distribution Models).





  • Select your distribution maps by clicking the green eye icons. As you add maps they will be placed side-by-side for easy comparison. You will need to select the maps in the order you want them to appear.
  • You can also add the raw occurrence data to compare with the model outputs

Compare Graphs tab

The compare graphs tab allows you to load a number different model outputs from within the same experiment onto a single page. This is useful when comparing how different algorithms (or different species if using a multi species distribution model) performed.





  • Select the result you want to compare by clicking the green eye icons. As you add graphs they will be placed side-by-side for easy comparison. You will need to select the maps in the order you want them to appear.