Welcome to the Biodiversity Maps help documentation site. Biodiversity Maps is a national portal that compiles biodiversity data from multiple sources and makes it freely available on-line. Throughout this site you can find overviews, tutorials and videos detailing the usage of all aspects of Biodiversity Maps.
When first you access Biodiversity Maps you will arrive at the home page. The main sections of the home page are as follows:
- The main navigation menu [A] allows you to access all areas of Biodiversity Maps.
- The statistics section [B], provides statistics on the total numbers of records, species and datasets currently published on Biodiversity Maps. The date of the last update is also available.
- The featured species statistics section [C], provides statistics on the numbers of species and records published on Biodiversity Maps for a number of key species groups. Clicking on a species group will take you to the species browser page where you can further review the selected species group.
- The species search widget [D] allows you to quickly and easily search for a species.
The species search widget [D] is an auto-complete search input. As soon as you begin typing, results matching your input will be returned below the search box. Select the species that interests you and click Search or press Enter/Return on your keyboard and you will be taken to the species browser page where you can review your search results or further refine your query.
- The latest updated datasets widget [E] lists the latest dataset updates and also the number of records added to each dataset. Clicking on the dataset title will take you to the dataset metadata page where you can further review the selected dataset.