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Dec 14, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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BioMaps
:

User focused integration of data access,
visualisation and analysis tools

Paul Flemons, Ajay Ranipeta

Australian Museum



What is
BioMaps
?


Biodiversity data access, visualisation and analysis
portal to Australian biodiversity data



Developed through the Australian Museum/ Rio
Tinto partnership



BioMaps

1.0 (www.biomaps.net.au)


Reviewed
BioMaps

1.0


Went through useability and user needs
assessments using one on one interviews and
focus groups that included


teachers,


Scientists


Ecologists and Taxonomists


State Govt biodiversity protection and planning
agencies


NGO’s



BioMaps

2.0 Beta


Data Sources


Portal to the Australian Biodiversity Information
Facility (ABIF) Cache


Includes data from Australian and International
DiGIR

providers


Also facility for simple cut and paste uploading of user
data for mapping and analysis


Utilising Australian Biological Resources (ABRS)
Names List


2.0


Platform


Code base


Java and JSP (UI library


extjs

(
http://extjs.com
))


Database


PostGreSQL
,
PostGIS


Mapping


Mapserver

(Map library


openlayers
)


Modelling


BioClim

and Domain (using Avid)


Survey Gap Analysis


Maxent


Generalised Dissimilarity Modelling







2.0

BioMaps



Flash Help


BioMaps

Help


Improving understanding of what the
BioMaps

Tools do and how to use them


YouTube style video’s


see my talk tomorrow


Flash based video accessible through website to
be shown:

-

in its entirety as a how and why to use
BioMaps

-
split up into smaller videos to attach to each
BioMaps

component

2.0


Help “Flash” video


Why


New way of providing online help for
Biomaps


Audience


BioMaps

Users


biodiversity educators, students,
planners and scientists


Style


screen capture video of how to use website

2.0

Resources


Help Video


Software


Adobe Captivate


Flash


Visuals


Screen captures and screen annotation presented
through Flash


Biomaps_2.htm







2.0