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SpeciesLink InfoXY tool

Description

This tool allows to obtain more information about geographic coordinate pairs, plotting them into a map and providing more information about the administrative units in which the point is included (country, region, etc).

Author(s)

Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental (CRIA)

Publisher(s)

Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental (CRIA), Monday, January 1, 2001

Abstract

The InfoXY tool was developed by CRIA with the aim of helping biological collections in validating geographic data. By entering data on geographic coordinates the tool returns information about the point, such as the name of the country, state or administrative region, and the name of the municipality or district. If the point is in the sea, the tool will calculate the distance to the closest coast, indicating the name of the country. The database used is GADM-Global Administrative Areas, a product of the BioGeoMancer project.

Rights holder

Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental (CRIA)