The Map of Life

integrating species distribution knowledge

OneEarth, “GPS for Critters”, August 2012

This is not your grandmother’s blob map. The distribution data are nearly infinitely searchable and can be made almost instantly visible. A user can ask a basic question like “Where in the world is the yellow wattlebird?” and get an answer in unprecedented detail. One can map the whereabouts of dozens of species simultaneously, or pick a spot large or small, in Borneo, or British Columbia, or Chicago, and ask: “What are all the species that are found nearby?”

— Alan Burdick, GPS for Critters, OnEarth: August 30, 2012


Written by Gaurav

August 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Posted in Press

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