About the Atlas
About the Atlas
The Atlas of Living Australia contains information on all the known species in Australia aggregated from a wide range of data providers: museums, herbaria, community groups, government departments, individuals and universities.
It contains more than 50 million occurrence records, based on specimens, field observations and surveys. These records are enriched by additional information including molecular data, photographs, maps, sound recordings and literature.
The Atlas provides powerful mapping and analysis tools, allowing users to explore the information in new ways. It opens up research possibilities, helps improve biodiversity knowledge and changes the way environmental management occurs in Australia.
You can use this site to:
- access information pages for each species containing photos, descriptions, maps and observations
- access scientific and common names
- explore the flora and fauna reported around your neighbourhood
- learn about Australia’s biodiversity collections at museums, herbaria and other institutions
- learn about citizen science projects
- map, analyse and visualise biodiversity and environmental data and trends
- access tools to help track changes in biodiversity and the environment
- download and use open source tools
- download biodiversity data
- access images, literature and genetic information through Australian nodes of international data repositories
- volunteer for digitisation projects.
Also, you can get facts and figures about the information contained in the Atlas from the Atlas dashboard.
For help using the Atlas, a number of User Guides have been provided.