The Map of Life

integrating species distribution knowledge

GOOD, “The ‘Map of Life’ Will Track Every Plant and Animal on the Entire Planet”,

The information available about the species’ locations is not as detailed as it could be, though. “Where geography was 150 years… that’s kind of what we’re doing today in the world of biodiversity,” Guralnick says. Whereas today anyone can zoom in on a digital map and see details at the neighborhood level, the finest-grained biodiversity data is orders of magnitude more difficult to capture. Different sources of data about a species also provide different types of information. “Some are really good at telling you where species are not,” Guralnick says. “Some of them are really good at telling you where species are.”

— Sarah Laskow, The ‘Map of Life’ Will Track Every Plant and Animal on the Entire Planet, GOOD: May 2012

Advertisements

Written by Gaurav

May 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Posted in Press

%d bloggers like this: