Monday, October 13, 2008

FishBase as Google Earth File



The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) has large amounts of data related to biodiversity. For an introduction to the capabilities of the Portal, see the online tutorial. Among other datasets you can also download FishBase data in form of a Google Earth File.

For example, I navigated to "countries" in the main menu and then chose Malawi. In the download area I chose "Placemarks for Google Earth (limit 10´000)". A Google Earth file, including the FishBase data is then generated.

Note: You must have Google Earth installed in order to view the Google Earth file.