Lynne Sealie, Communications Manager, Atlas of Living Australia, reports on the launch of the Atlas.
The official launch of the Atlas was performed by Minister Kim Carr at the Melbourne Museum in late July.
Lynne welcomes new starters to the Canberra Atlas team: Tania Volk who is working as a technical writer and Wai Mok who is part of the java development team. The management team is looking to fill several new positions – expect to read more about new staff members in the next newsletter.
Lee Belbin, Geospatial Team Leader, Atlas of Living Australia, reports on the Spatial Analysis Toolkit. (article no longer available)
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Benay Wettle, User-centered Design Expert, Atlas of Living Australia, talks about getting the user’s perspective »
Benay reports on the extensive work with external users over the past two months to fine tune the Atlas prototype before the public launch in October 2010.
Kevin Thiele, Descriptive Data Team Leader, Atlas of Living Australia, reports on efforts to support DELTA users.
The Atlas is considering options for supporting users of the DELTA (Description Language for Taxonomy) descriptive information system for which there is no ongoing maintenance.
Miles Nicholls, ALA’s Data Manager, would like to encourage organisations and individuals with ownership of biodiversity data (including observations, specimens, environmental or contextual maps, species information and images) and with an interest in sharing it to contact the Atlas to discuss the possibility of linking to their resources and/or publishing their data via the Atlas. The Atlas aims to make biodiversity information more accessible and usable online.
Ken Walker, Museum Victoria, reports on recent developments in PaDIL.
PaDIL is a biosecurity and biodiversity software tool that delivers high quality diagnostic images and structured information to the web. A recent software upgrade includes a new product called BowerBird.
Jo Harding, Bush Blitz Manager, Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS), is upbeat about the Bush Blitz competition.
Find out about the Bush Blitz Top Ten New Species competition for students.
ClimateWatch, an initiative of Earthwatch, has a new website featuring mammals, birds, insects, reptiles and plants that scientists would like assistance in monitoring as part of our scientific response to climate change.
Piers Higgs, Gaia Resources and the Atlas, reports how the ClimateWatch project, funded by the Atlas, won the Environment and Sustainability category of the WA Spatial Excellence Awards in July 2010.
Media Release and Report
Media Release – Atlas of Living Australia launch at Melbourne Museum, 28 July 2010 (PDF 17KB)
Report – Environmental Data Library Workshop, 22-23 April 2010 (PDF 715KB)
Conferences / Workshops
Workshop – Parkcare in the Molonglo Valley, 28 August 2010, Canberra (STEP & Molonglo Catchment Group). Workshop Invitation (PDF 169KB)
Taxonomic Research & Information Network (TRIN), Interactive Field Day, 31 August 2010, Canberra. TRIN Flyer (PDF 252KB)