New georeferencing tools from GBIF and Google Earth

A match made in heaven?

GBIF occurrence data and Google Earth:

Aside from searching gbif and displaying occurrence records in google earth (something already avaialble via the main gbif portal) there are a couple of extra tools.

You can link directly to the Alexandria gazetteer via a nice query interface and it will create a placemark for your search results:.

I think I still prefer the BioGeomancer Workbench because it gives you an estimate of the uncertainty, but it doesn't have a full global gazetteer yet.

The GBIF GE portal also shows you how to plot your own points one-by-one using a webform or as a batch process from a text file.

There are other instructions like how to capute co-ordinates for points and polygons.

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