Mountain Biodiversity.

Rising to the challenge of exploring biodiversity data.

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Mountains are extreme locations that harbor a huge variety of species depending on altitude, soils and other conditions. We built a web tool for the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment that simplifies the process of downloading specific data for biodiversity analysis. This required a mix of PostgreSQL to handle queries, custom Java software for raster tile layering and Pixel Bender Technology for the front end filtering tools, to deliver a responsive and intuitive experience.

GMBA and GBIF.

May 2011.

Responsive solutions for browsing and downloading data

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We concentrated on implementing responsive filtering. Changing the elevation or thermal belt reflects, in an instant, biodiversity changes on the map.

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The tool allows users to download occurrences data for the selected criteria in a processable and reusable format. This data can be used in further analysis such as niche modelling.

Mountain Biodiversity-details

Browsing taxonomy is a very hard task. We used our well known column view taxonomic browser to help ease the process.

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