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The Atlas of Living Australia‟s Spatial Portal
Belbin, L. (2011). The Atlas of Living Australia‟s Spatial Portal, in: Jones, M.B. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Environmental Information Management Conference 2011 (EIM 2011). pp. 39-43
In: Jones, M.B.; Gries, C. (Ed.) (2011). Proceedings of the Environmental Information Management Conference 2011 (EIM 2011). University of California: California. 172 pp. hdl.handle.net/10.5060/D2NC5Z4X, more

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Document type: Conference paper

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    GIS; spatial; Australia; biodiversity; tools; analysis; environment; management; conservation

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  • Belbin, L.

Abstract
    The Atlas of Living Australia is an AUS$65m Australian Government initiative to “To develop an authoritative, freely accessible, distributed and federated biodiversity data management system”. The Atlas, led by CSIRO, partners with over 18 National, State and Territory agencies to deliver online, a wide range of biological and environmental information. The Atlas also supports nodes of, or links to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Catalogue of Life, Encyclopedia of Life, Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), Map of Life, Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD), Ocean Biogeographic Information System, Morphbank, the Taxonomic Database Working Group and other projects. Two years into the three-year project, the Atlas delivers over 114,000 species and 22 million occurrence records, 200+ environmental layers, a range of spatial and annotation tools and citizen science support. The Atlas Spatial Portal, the focus of this paper, is a tool designed to support environmental research and management. The focus of the portal is species, areas, environmental layers, spatial analysis and data import/export.

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