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November 25th, 2013
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Training videos from the I3B Workshop on Biodiversity Information for Environmental Conservation available

The training videos from the last I3B Workshop on biodiversity information for environmental conservation organized by the INBio, CRBio, CONABIO and the Spanish GBIF Node and held in La Selva (Costa Rica) in April 2013 are now available online. A set of 26 videos with the presentations of all the trainers can be now accessed over both the GBIF Spain and the I3B websites. 

The objective of this theoretical and practical workshop was to strengthen regional capacity in Latin America to use data and information technologies to support biodiversity management decisions. An additional objective was to contribute to the enhancement of global biodiversity data platforms such as GBIF already existing in Latin America. This workshop was sponsored by CYTED that is a member of GBIF.

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November 21st, 2013
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New portal of GBIF: unlimited downloads (3/6)

The new portal of GBIF offers unlimited downloads for all records published through the network, in this way it is possible to download very large datasets. The old portal limited all downloads to 250.000 records. 

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November the 18th, 2013
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The learning content of the GBIF-Spain Online Georeferencing Workshop now available

It is now available for downloading the learning content of the Online Workshop about Georeferencing Using GEOLocate organized by GBIF Spain in October 2013. The AContent repository hosts presentations, videos, practical exercises, etc. grouped in a package that can be downloaded as a IMS Common Cartridge or as a SCORM module from http://elearning.gbif.es/AContent/home/index.php These content packages are ZIP files that can be extracted into an empty folder on a computer and be viewed offline through a web browser. Only videos need an Internet connection to be watched.

This workshop aimed to provide basic knowledge on how to assign geographical coordinates using the locality description included with specimens as a starting point. The students will acquire basic knowledge about cartography and about the different options that GEOLocate offers. The workshop was led by David Draper -Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador)- in collaboration with Nelson Rios from Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute (USA).

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November the 14th, 2013
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New portal of GBIF: the use of maps (3/6)

For each of the maps of the new GBIF portal it is possible to make a full screen mode and customize the visualization of the map. There are now controls that allows to switch the styling of the map and the resolution of the data we are processing. Furthermore, it is possible to change the nature of data that is visible on the map (specimens, observations, etc.) or show data from a specific time period.

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November the 11th, 2013
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New portal of GBIF: geographic search (2/6)

It is now possible to search specimens within a county, natural park, island, etc. by drawing geometries through the new GBIF portal.

Watch a video tutorial about how to do this kind of search.

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October 31st, 2013
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More data papers published from Spanish Institutions

Two new "data papers" have been published as a result of the last GBIF Workshop on Data Papers. José García-Sánchez y Baltasar Cabezudo from MGC Herbarium have published  Herbarium of the University of Malaga (Spain): Vascular Plants Collection in Phytokeys journal. The new paper offers a comprehensive synthesis of the specimens preserved in the Herbarium of the University of Málaga (MGC Herbarium) whose main origin is the autonomous region of Andalucia (Spain). Furthermore, the responsibles for BOS-Opi collection (Biology of Organisms and Systems Department, University of Oviedo), have published Harvestmen of the BOS Arthropod Collection of the University of Oviedo in Zookeys journal.

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