[delta-l] Using available datasets

Walker, Ken kwalker at museum.vic.gov.au
Fri Jan 20 03:56:58 CET 2012

This is a question still relating to using available datasets.

There is now a concerted effort to aggregate and make available location specimen data - OZCAM, AVH, GBIF, ALA etc.

Is it possible to integrate this specimen data into a species vs character matrix?  If so, it could greatly expand the functionality of a key - Eg.  Build to key to the species of Polychaetes recorded from Lizard Island.  The key would begin by checking the latest download of specimen data from Lizard Island and then build a key to the species recorded in that specimen dataset.

Thanks Ken

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