MAPPING DATA RECORDS

Our mapping function uses the Berkeley Mapper program to plot georeferenced specimen data in conjunction with Google Maps. If you would like to map the CONN records of a taxon, you should first conduct a simple or advanced query. Then use the Berkeley Mapper link at the top of the query results page to map the records. The Google Map interface has many options, including different backgrounds, so spend some time learning the basics. When you click on a record, a selection of data for that specimen will appear. See a screenshot of the mapper program at work. Localities of sensitive (i.e. imperiled) species are not provided and an error message will be generated if mapping of an imperiled taxon is attempted. Please contact the Collection Manager or Director for further clarification regarding imperiled species records. Also, please let us know if you find any incorrectly georeferenced specimens (we are still cleaning those up). Note: The "Link Back" option will return the original database record.

We are grateful to John Deck, Andrew Doran and Richard Moe (UC-Berkeley) and Mike O'Neal (BG-Base) for their technical support, and especially to Martin Pullen (RBGE) who kindly wrote the scripts necessary to implement the mapping function for the CONN database and provided many bug fixes.

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Collections Manager: Dr. Robert S. Capers
Director:
Dr. Don Les