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Map of Life: Computer demo at TDWG 2011

Gaurav Vaidya
October 21, 2011

Map of Life: Computer demo at TDWG 2011

An overview of Map of Life presented by John Wieczorek and Gaurav Vaidya at the TDWG Annual Meeting 2011 in New Orleans, USA. Find out more about Map of Life at http://www.mappinglife.org/

Gaurav Vaidya

October 21, 2011
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  1. Map of Life
    John Wieczorek*, Aaron Steele, Walter Jetz,
    Rob Guralnick, Andrew Hill, Gaurav Vaidya* & Dan Rosauer
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  2. The Big Dream
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  3. The Big Dream
    T
    o use maps
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  4. The Big Dream
    T
    o use maps
    to make better maps
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  5. The Big Dream
    T
    o use maps
    to make better maps
    of where species ACTUALLY are.
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  6. The Big Dream
    Make it easy for experts to:
    Edit maps that are wrong.
    Find data that has been entered
    incorrectly.
    Do biodiversity analyses.
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  7. What’s important
    Any taxon.
    Available data.
    My data.
    Share it.
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  8. Integration
    Will support all kinds of maps:
    Expert ranges.
    Ecoregion checklists.
    Protected area checklists.
    Species occurrences and uncertainties.
    Environmental data.
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  9. A demonstration
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  10. Ctenomys sociabilis
    Pearson & Christie, 1985
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  11. A demonstration
    (again)
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  12. Back to the demonstration
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  13. Back to the demonstration
    (no more interruptions!)
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  14. Boom. June 13, 2011
    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=50996
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  15. Add my map: species
    ranges based on where
    they actually are.
    Add my own data
    layers: Overlay the
    volcanic plume.
    Share it: Argentinian
    and US governments,
    now.
    Satellite imagery by MODIS/Aqua: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=50862
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  16. The Big Dream
    T
    o use maps
    to make better maps
    of where species ACTUALLY are.
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  17. Map Of Life
    Get a grip on
    your mapping
    problems
    http://www.mappinglife.org/
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