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Canadensys - Federal Geospatial Platform

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Canadensys - Federal Geospatial Platform

  1. 1. Canadensys A Network for Mobilizing Primary Biodiversity KnowledgeDavid Shorthouse, Christian Gendreau
  2. 2. Canadensys HeadquartersUniversité de MontréalBiodiversity Centre
  3. 3. Network11 universities, 2 botanical gardens, 2 museums
  4. 4. GoalMobilize 3 million specimenrecords (20%) by end 2013
  5. 5. Canadensys Processes
  6. 6. http://www.canadensys.nethttps://github.com/Canadensys
  7. 7. Carole SinouData Publication Support Professional
  8. 8. Canadensys Products
  9. 9. Where = georeferencingWhat = species identity
  10. 10. readraw data narwhal- DarwinCoreProcessing processor Archive insert data pull from PostgreSQLSearchable data ElasticSearch PostGIS query CanadensysWeb app Windshaft Explorer
  11. 11. narwhal-processor Goal Standardize data for optimal retrieval • Geography (continent, country, coordinates …) • Dates (different formats, partial dates) • Numerics (allowintervalsearch) • Scientificnames (atomize, aggregate)
  12. 12. Geospatialstack Windshaft Mapnik 2.1 Postgis 2.0 • Nodejs • Map render • Handles TileServer • Used by complex • Made by OpenStreetMap geospatial Vizzuality and query OpenSource • Allow clustering
  13. 13. Integrate Publishing Toolkit 2.0.4 • http://code.google.com/p/gbif-providertoolkit/ • Permits management, administration, publishing of occurrence, checklist, metadata resources – Create metadata (Ecological Metadata Language, eml.xml) – Map resource to DarwinCore and optional extensions • Register resources with GBIF • RSS feed for changes (eg updates) in resources
  14. 14. Limulus polyphemus Kiwahirsuta Trypanosoma brucei Aa aleacea Homo sapiens Pieris rapae Pieris japponicaOsedax Bahumbugifrankpressi Kingiaaustralis
  15. 15. The problem with scientific names • No comprehensive catalog of species • Names ≠ species • The species problem – species concepts • Competing classifications / phylogenies • Many names for one taxon • One name for many taxa • ‘Names’ are more than code-compliant scientific names
  16. 16. A working solution • Inclusive – Accommodate alternate perspectives • Reconciliation – Map names among and between each other • Disambiguation – Context to assign homonymic names to rightful place
  17. 17. Current Activities
  18. 18. Proposition
  19. 19. www.canadensys.net david.shorthouse@umontreal.ca christian.gendreau@umontreal.ca @canadensysDavid Shorthouse, Christian Gendreau

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