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MoL

Tool name: 

Map of Life

Description: 

Built on a scalable web platform geared for large biodiversity and environmental data, Map of Life endeavors to provide ‘best-possible’ species range information and species lists for any geographic area. Map of Life aims to support effective and global biodiversity education, monitoring, research and decision-making by assembling and integrating a wide range of knowledge about species distributions and their dynamics over time. The Map of Life assembles and integrates different sources of data describing species distributions worldwide.

Scale: 

world

Language: 

multi

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Mobile app: 

yes

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Open Source: 

yes

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Fieldtrip GB

Tool name: 

Fieldtrip GB

Description: 

Fieldtrip GB is a mobile mapping and data capture app designed to support educational field trips and citizen science projects. The app has been developed by EDINA, based at The University of Edinburgh, with support from Jisc. Using a bespoke mash-up of OS Open data, Natural England data and OpenStreetMap data, the Fieldtrip GB app provides unique mobile mapping stack for Great Britain, optimized for rural areas. The app allows users to download maps to the device for offline access, capture images, text, audio notes and GPS trails.

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GB

Language: 

English

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Mobile app: 

yes

Off-line mode: 

yes

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Open Source: 

Yes

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PlutoF

Tool name: 

PlutoF

Description: 

PlutoF provides cloud database and computing services for the taxonomical, ecological, phylogenetical, etc. research. The purpose of the platform is to provide synergy through common modules for the classifications, taxon names, analytical tools, etc.

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World, Estonia

Language: 

English
Estonian

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Data to GBIF: 

Yes

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CyberTracker

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CyberTracker

Description: 

The smartphone users can use CyberTracker to capture observations (GPS field data collection) on a daily basis. Customizable interface, user can create own application. Possibility to create field guide,export data, also in DwC. Visualization with maps.

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World

Language: 

English

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Mobile app: 

Yes

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Yes

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iNaturalist

Tool name: 

iNaturalist

Description: 

An online community of naturalists and citizen scientists built on sharing species observations via the iNaturalist website or from a mobile application. Data records may include images and geographical coordinates, and can be annotated by the community. Data with confirmed identifications are published through the GBIF. The app allows users to record observations with photos and GPS locations, view nearby photos on a map, keep track of updates

Scale: 

World

Language: 

English

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Mobile app: 

Yes

Off-line mode: 

Yes

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Open Source: 

yes

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Data to GBIF: 

Yes

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Anymals+Plants

Tool name: 

Anymals+Plants

Description: 

An application running on Android that is linked directly to the databases of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The mobile application enables recovery of data already available in the GBIF for a geographical area delimited by the user. It displays the species that have been spotted in the area, the observations made, and further data from Wikipedia. Amateur naturalists can thus complete the observations already made or add a species that has not yet been recorded.With anymals+plants you can also create your own mobile app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8.

Scale: 

World

Language: 

Multi

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Mobile app: 

Yes

Off-line mode: 

Yes

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Open Source: 

yes

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Data to GBIF: 

Yes

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Observado

Tool name: 

Observado

Description: 

The goal of observado.org is to make available sightings of observers all around the world and help with knowledge on biodiversity. Users can submit sightings regarding any area of fauna and flora, whereby administrators scrutinize these sightings. Observado.org has got special software modules for mobile devices: WnPda/WnSmart (both for Windows Mobile), and three apps: 1 - ObsMapp (Android) is the digital notebook. With Obsmapp you can submit all your nature observations directly from the field. All observations are automatically linked to the current time and GPS location.

Scale: 

World

Language: 

Multi

Related project: 

observado.org, waarneming.nl, waarnemingen.be

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Mobile app: 

Yes

Off-line mode: 

Yes

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Open Source: 

yes

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Data to GBIF: 

Yes

The Species Observation System

Tool name: 

The Species Observation System

Description: 

The Species Observation System is a web-based system for recording sightings of Swedish plants, animals and fungi. The system contains large amounts of information concerning the time and place where species have been observed.

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Sweden, Norway

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Multi

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Data to GBIF: 

Yes

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Project Noah

Tool name: 

Project Noah

Description: 

Project Noah is a digital platform that is designed to allow students, teachers, citizens and biologists to create a database that documents the biodiversity of plants, animals, insects, and much more across the planet. The data uploaded includes photos, geographic location, date, time, and other relevant information about the observations. Participants can join pre-formed missions to find animals, plants, butterflies, reptiles, or invasive species. Teachers may also set up specific classroom missions for students.

Scale: 

World

Language: 

English

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Mobile app: 

Yes

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yes

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Loodusvaatluste andmebaas

Tool name: 

Loodusvaatluste andmebaas

Description: 

The Nature Obsevartions Database collects useful information about Estonian biodiversity, help users to compile a species distribution atlas and analyse it. Information about observations of protected species is forwarded to the Estonian environmental register after inspection. The Nature Observations Database has a map application, where user can see inserted observations, borders of the Estonian protected areas and location of protected nature monuments.

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Estonia

Language: 

Estonian, English

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