Aims of OpenBioMaps project

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 allows for the easy access and management of data.

Minor objectives

  • Aim of the OpenBioMaps project register,
  • share and present occurrence data of organisms with biotical and abiotical informations (for nature conservation or biodiversity research) in GIS format (Geographic Information System) based on several citizen science projects
  • The further aim of OpenBioMaps is support the higher education with the framework, with the open utilization of its data and with the developmental capacity of the system.
  • OpenBioMaps use applications with open source code, furthermore OpenBiomaps is a database and framework, which contains decentralized, minor databases with low cost claim.
  • The target audience of OpenBioMaps is the natural science and nature conservation profession, as well as the preparatory bodies of plans, strategies, and decisions concern nature conservation.
  • Az OpenBioMaps knowledge sharing tool based on volounteering, which builds upon people who are recipient to complete data publicity and they amplify it.
  • The database is open to the different biotical data, as well as it is open to collaborations with other databases.
  • OpenBioMaps can serve data so that these data could be use across the webpage or in desktop applications.
  • All of the OpenBioMaps services are freely available.

Main properties:

  • Creating and managing custom databases
  • Easy data import from varios formats (ods, xls, xlsx, 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

OpenBioMaps overview

OpenBioMaps Query Workflow

query scheme (pdf) query scheme (odp)

OpenBioMaps Consortium