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BerkeleyMapper

BerkeleyMapper 2.0 is a mapping interface for Collections (or other) Databases built on top of Google Maps. Users can configure their mapping interface through a simple XML configuration script while mapping data from tab-delimited text files.

This codebase is in active development, with many new features and interface changes from the prior version. The BerkeleyMapper instance running at http://berkeleymapper.berkeley.edu is open to anyone mapping natural history collections data. The code is open source, so you may wish to setup your own instance running on another server. If you have any questions or feature requests please email the developer at jdeck [at] berkeley.edu.

This tool can be used for mapping a collection of points. BerkeleyMapper is a collection of scripts and services bundled to provide integrated mapping functions using Google Maps, TerraServer, and open source mapping software components. The tool is available in English and Spanish.

Documentation and code

Abstract 

BerkeleyMapper displays point distribution maps from distributed sources. BerkeleyMapper was created and built using natural history museum specimen locations but is adaptable for mapping any collection of points. BerkeleyMapper is a collection of scripts and services bundled to provide integrated mapping functions using GoogleMaps, Terraserver, and open source mapping software components: this diagram describes its structure.

Citation 

BerkeleyMapper, created by Berkeley Natural History Museums, UC Berkeley at http://berkeleymapper.berkeley.edu

Author(s) 

Berkeley Natural History Museums, UC Berkeley

Publisher 

Berkeley University of California

Rights holder 

Berkeley University of California