GBIF Tools Overview
GBIF makes available several free to use, open-source tools and services. The table below lists GBIF's most widely used and talked-about tools. They span several categories of use, such as data assessment, data cleaning, data publishing, data visualization, and metadata authoring. A longer list of tools can be found on http://tools.gbif.org/.
|Name||Categories of use||Short Description||Demo site||Project site||Mailing list|
|Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)||Data publishing, Metadata authoring, Data discovery||Publishes primary occurrence data, species checklists and taxonomies, and general metadata about data sources. It can also serve as a repository for data referenced in an article.||Link||Link||Link|
|Nodes Portal Toolkit (NPT) Startup||Data discovery||Enables participants to establish a simple, GBIF-compliant web presence||Link||Link||Link|
|Darwin Core Archive Validator||Data assessment||Validates that a Darwin Core Archive complies with the Darwin Core Text Guidelines||Link||Link|
|Name Parser||Data cleaning||Atomizes scientific names, and validates that a scientific name is a well-formed 3-part name||Link||Link|