Thursday, November 15, 2018

Geocoding genomic databases using GBIF

LwyH1HFe 400x400I've put a short note up on bioRxiv about ways to geocode nucleotide sequences in databases such as GenBank. The preprint is "Geocoding genomic databases using GBIF"

It briefly discusses using GBIF as a gazetteer (see for a demo) to geocode sequences, as well as other approaches such as specimen matching (see also Nicky Nicolson's cool work "Specimens as Research Objects: Reconciliation across Distributed Repositories to Enable Metadata Propagation"

Hope to revisit this topic at some point, for now this preprint is a bit of a placeholder to remind me of what needs to be done.