The Global Registry of Migratory Species summarize Knowledge about Migratory Species for Conservation. The old database was developed in Access and had the geospatial information attached as a set of shapefiles.

Obviously, this system had to be adapted to the new visualization technologies, so we helped GROMS to achieve it.

What we made

  • Interaction and visual design
  • Front-end and Back-end development
  • GIS development

    In order to provide an engaging visualization of the data we first had to technologically adapt the old system.

    On the interaction design side, we wanted to explore better ways of exploring the data and compare multiple species ranges at the same time.


    All data was moved to a Postgis database and made public using GeoServer and a set of services for handling metadata.

    Using Flash allowed us to do those pixel manipulation on the client and left the server side scalable without complicate code.


    A powerful but user friendly tool that allows the comparison and exploration of species migratory habits through the world.



    Taxonomic exploration

    Species exploration is made through our well know taxonomic browser, with support for multi language common names.


    Detailed species information

    By mixing together data from GBIF, Google Maps and Flickr we developed a solution that helps the discovering of the richness of data behind the GROMS project.


    Multilayered geographic visualization

    Maps use different colors and vectorial and raster techniques for showing breeding and feeding areas, GBIF record, etc.

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