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Waarneming
.
nl

Observado
.
org



an example of a unified data framework




Martijn de Jong & Hugo Nieuwenhuys


Stichting Natuurinformatie / Nature Information Foundation

http://natuurinfo.nl/index_en.php

info@natuurinfo.nl

About us


Our mission is to encourage and enable citizens of the world and their
organizations to record their nature observations in a publicly accessible and
easy to use system, that we will update, maintain and keep safe for current
and future generations.


Start jun 2004: strong growth


Focus on enabling the user, make it easy, make it fun


All species: birds, butterflies, dragonflies, mammals, plants, lichens


100.000 Unique visitors / month, 47.534 registered users


1 Million new observations every 3 months


Supported by Dutch National Authority for Nature Data and Belgium Birdlife
Partners




Ω

Observations / year in NL (2010: 3.4 million)

<= 2004

1.695.922

2005

240.740

2006

1.227.468

2007

1.348.202

2008

2.274.416

2009

2.766.269

2010

3.390.408

TOTAL

11.700.000

Partners


All Dutch nature organizations (including SOVON, BirdLife Netherlands, Butterfly Conservation
Netherlands)


Gegevensautoriteit Natuur (
Dutch National Authority for Nature Data
)


Natuurpunt Vlaanderen = BirdLife Belgium, Flanders


Natagora = BirdLife Belgium, Walloon Region


Over 200 local organizations in The Netherlands, Belgium, France and other parts of Europe

Quality control


Over 70 expert volunteers check the observations, users are participating
through online forum


Feedback is important !


Since 2008: participating in National Quality Assurance Committee, realizing a
nationwide quality control through expert volunteers


Digital camera and easily accessible sound recording equipment (mobile
phones and PDA’s) make a huge difference. For example, you can prove a
Gray
-
faced Woodpecker Picus canus on a birdfeeder

Mobile applications


Significant market share, growing fast


Lots of GPS
-
enabled devices


Development tools are good and cheap


Observations coming in through mobile devices is 20%
and rapidly rising

Windows Mobile App

Windows Mobile App

Windows Mobile App


Download at http://waarneming.nl/pda


Available in English, Dutch, French and
German


Works worldwide (Observado.org)

HTML5 Web App

HTML5 Web App


Platform
independentWorks
offlineLimitation:
no offline maps

Android and iPhone


Both 5x the pageviews of Windows Mobile
but only 5% of the mobile input


Native applications in development


Smoother, more responsive user
interface


Offline maps, direct photo sharing


Promotion trough App Stores

Layar Augmented Reality

Future (this year)


New integrated platform with national and international partners


More professional functionality


One scalable worldwide system


Comprehensive API for connecting third party mobile applications and
websites


More and better mobile tools for all major platforms

International


Our mission is to encourage and enable citizens of the world and
their organizations to record their nature observations in a publicly
accessible and easy to use system, that we will update, maintain
and keep safe for current and future generations.


Already support from all relevant Dutch and Belgium Nature
organizations, local partners in Morocco, Ecuador, Luxembourg and
Portugal.


U.K. Is welcome to join !