Biodiversity Images Portal of Spanish Collections
In order to boost the potential of the image server of GBIF-ES – a service offered to all biodiversity projects and collections in Spain- we have made several improvements in this portal. This has been possible thanks to collections and projects all over the country. The portal allows to view images of species and specimens at high resolution. It also allows to make quick or advanced search within a single or all collections, measure the specimens, and download/print images or details on suitable resolution for DINA4 .
Currently, it is possible to browse through more than 50,000 photos published by 21 collections or projects. The cooperation and good practices of Spanish herbaria and the Iberian & Macaronesian Herbarium Association has been essential for this launch. It has also been important the key role of David Garcia San Leon (SANT Herbarium), coordinator of a multi-institutional project of digitization of herbarium specimens sponsored by the Mellon Foundation.
The portal is designed to make collections more useful and visible. Any collection, institution or project interested in being part of GBIF can have their own space and images pages on this website. In addition, the image server of GBIF.ES also offers the possibility to each participant of embedding their pictures in their own site in a simple way.