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Friday, June 06, 2014
More on visualisation of GBIF data
Following on from the previous post on visualising GBIF data, I've added some more interactivity. If you click on a pane in the treemap widget you get a list of the corresponding taxa, together with an image from EOL (if one exists). It's a fun way to quickly see what sort of species are present (in this case in the Solomon Islands). You can try it at http://bionames.org/~rpage/gbif-stats/.
It's not obvious from the site, but to go back up the taxonomic hierarchy in the treemap, right click (ctrl-click on a Mac) on the grey bar corresponding to the higher taxon.