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Introduction

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 Consortium

OpenBioMaps Consortium Document