Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Encyclopaedia of Life on Google Maps

Encyclopaedia of Life

The Encyclopaedia of Life's is an online reference and database on all species known to science. It aims to help us better understand the plants, animals and organisms of the Earth.

Many of the individual species pages in this on-line encyclopaedia include a Google Map. The maps use data from the Global Diversity Information Facility to show the occurrences of the referenced species throughout the world. The site uses heat maps to show where the species is found and in what density.

The Encyclopaedia of Life is an incredible resource for naturalists, biologists and just about anyone who is interested in the world we inhabit.

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