Visualising biodiversity digitisation in real time Rod Page University of Glasgow
We are learning more about biodiversity every day…
gathering new data…
discovering new species…
publishing papers…
Some of this knowledge is being broadcast… … using RSS
We want RSS feeds that <ul><li>Have timestamps </li></ul><ul><li>Are georeferenced </li></ul><ul><li>Have taxonomic names ...
like  Geo RSS geotagged  (latitude, longitude, woeid) taxonomic name  (machine tags) timestamp
But what if no RSS?
We can make it ourselves http://bioguid.info/rss Secret sauce (= screen scraping) Web page RSS
Then add tags using services Georeferencing Taxonomic names
Now we have RSS…
But…
… is anybody listening?
Challenge: aggregate and display RSS Merge RSS feeds, add missing georeferencing and taxonomic names Display where, when, ...
Which gives us…
http://bioguid.info/ebio09/www/3d Visualising biodiversity digitisation in real time
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  • e-Biosphere '09 Challenge

    1. 1. Visualising biodiversity digitisation in real time Rod Page University of Glasgow
    2. 2. We are learning more about biodiversity every day…
    3. 3. gathering new data…
    4. 4. discovering new species…
    5. 5. publishing papers…
    6. 6. Some of this knowledge is being broadcast… … using RSS
    7. 7. We want RSS feeds that <ul><li>Have timestamps </li></ul><ul><li>Are georeferenced </li></ul><ul><li>Have taxonomic names as tags </li></ul>
    8. 8. like Geo RSS geotagged (latitude, longitude, woeid) taxonomic name (machine tags) timestamp
    9. 9. But what if no RSS?
    10. 10. We can make it ourselves http://bioguid.info/rss Secret sauce (= screen scraping) Web page RSS
    11. 11. Then add tags using services Georeferencing Taxonomic names
    12. 12. Now we have RSS…
    13. 13.
    14. 14. But…
    15. 15. … is anybody listening?
    16. 16. Challenge: aggregate and display RSS Merge RSS feeds, add missing georeferencing and taxonomic names Display where, when, what
    17. 17. Which gives us…
    18. 18. http://bioguid.info/ebio09/www/3d Visualising biodiversity digitisation in real time

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