Interactive mapping app

What does this interactive data application demonstrate?

  • Sharing of ecological information through an interactive map.
  • Dynamic filtering of data sets, allowing users to create custom outputs.
  • Cross-referencing species information from multiple sources (FishBase  and iNaturalist) to create a more informative product.

How many fish species are found in your country?

This map-based interactive data application creates a list of fish species by country. When you think of big data, does ecology and fisheries science come to mind? In fact, many large data sets are curated by scientific organizations and citizen scientists, alike.  In this interactive application, we demonstrate how voluminous data sets can be parsed to tackle simple questions. Want to find out how many fish species are found in your aquatic landscape?


D Njila Talla, WJ Harford