[tdwg-tag] e-Biosphere 09 Challenge: visualising biodiversity digitisation in real time

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Wed May 27 02:10:04 CEST 2009

Dear All,

As many of you know, e-Biosphere '09 is on next week in London, and  
the organisers have issued a bioinformatic challenge. Since challenges  
tend to focus my mind, I'm entering a tool that aggregates and  
displays biodiversity digitisation in "real time". The organisers were  
keen on "real time", and this is not an easy thing to do (unless we're  
in the middle of a flu pandemic). However, there's enough happening in  
our field the space of a month (and even a week) to give people a  
sense of what is going on.

To this end I've created  http://bioguid.info/ebio09/www/3d/ , which  
aggregates RSS feeds (mostly from http://bioguid.info/rss ), does some  
geotagging, then uses Poly9's Globe to display the result (inspired by  
David Troys http://twittervision.com).

I've put some background up at http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2009/05/e-biosphere-challenge-visualising.html 
  . I welcome any comments, and suggestions for improvements, extra  
feeds, etc. I plan to have this updated during the conference.



Roderic Page
Professor of Taxonomy
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University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

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