for supporting open access biological databases

There are two objectives of the openbiomaps project: First, to maintain an open and free biological database service, and; Second, to develop biological data handling software applications. The openbiomaps project thus provides a stable background for open and free biological databases, specifically for scientists and conservationists, and its customizable toolset facilitates easy access and management of data.


Main properties

  • Creating and managing custom databases
  • Easy data import from varios formats (xls, gpx, shp, csv ...)
  • Repeatable and citable queries
  • DataCite DOI
  • Exporting data into various formats (csv, gpx)
  • Accessing data from remote databases or desktop applications (e.g R, QGIS)
  • Decentralized community
  • Customizable data management interfaces
  • Customizable data collecting interfaces
  • Free and open softwares
  • Open data


Resources & Services

Mobile App
  • OpenSource
  • Cross platform
  • Download from Google Play
Map & Database Servers
Computation servers
Computation nodes
OpenSource Web Application
Docker installation

Latest news

We tried FairPhone3!

This phone is the product of the only mobile manufacturer in the world that strives to be a responsible market player in every detail from sourcing raw materials to manufacturing.

Our OpenBioMaps-based field data collection application works well with the FairPhone3. Although the device is not waterproof, its factory silicone case protects it well from damage, it can be used in the field with some care. When collecting data in the field, in addition to durability, camera quality, mobile signal strength, battery capacity and the quality of the GPS receiver are also important. This device has an excellent camera for fieldwork, acceptable battery capacity (you can work with one charge for a day), good mobile signal reception and good GPS quality. It showed even more stable performance compared to a similarly priced non-eco-friendly device, but its GPS and mobile reception capabilities were somewhat weaker. Overall, it is a field device that we can recommend to those who care what kind of mobile device they are using.
- 2020-11-30.

Results of the VI. OBM CodeCamp which is the IV. Autumn coding
- Job management interface
- OBM Docker imgage updated to use Postgres 11
- Using SuperSpecies in OpenBioMaps
- New server installed for Kiskunság National Park
Felsőtárkány, Hungary - 2020-10-29 - 2020-11-01.