New Mapping Feature of Discoverlife Online Beeguides
John Pickering has just added a nice new feature to the online bee identification guides at:
If a guide has fewer than 10 species or genera of bees a "SEE MAP" link will appear that once clicked upon will bring up a map that shows the distribution of records of those species. With the recent addition of AMNH/John Ascher material as well a several other large datasets these maps are becoming increasingly useful. We encourage anyone who has a vetted data set of geo-reference bee data to include their data in this project. Mapping your dataset on Discoverlife has several nice features including your complete control of the content and format of the data, the data can be submitted from any application as a text file, and you choose which fields to display from your dataset and what to call them.
Additionally, in larger guides with more than 10 species or genera, once the number of species/genera declines below 10 the "SEE MAP" link appears and you can Map that group of data.
Finally, you can map any set of bee data by using the more advanced global mapper:
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The murmuring of bees has ceased;
But murmuring of some
Has simultaneous come,--
The lower metres of the year,
When nature's laugh is done,--
The Revelations of the book
Whose Genesis is June.