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Atlas of Living Australia

From August 2011 to July 2012 Fungimap and the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) worked together on a project to mobilise Fungimap's data set of observational records of fungi collected from contributors all over Australia to make it available online at the Atlas of Living Australia's Data Portal (www.ala.org.au).


The Atlas has digital tools that allow users to map and investigate species, geographic distributions, and perform environmental analyses. This is an exciting development for Fungimap as it opens up the data to anyone interested in Australian fungi with an internet connection, and demonstrates how important this unique data resource is; Fungimap is in the top 20 largest data providers on the ALA, and while we have a long way to go to reach Birds Australia's nearly eight million records, through adopting new technologies and continuing to innovate, the Fungimap community will further our knowledge about Australia's unique fungi species and serve our mission of encouraging and supporting the appreciation and study of Australian fungi.

On the Atlas of Living Australia there are some simple location based search tools http://www.ala.org.au/species-by-location/, and more complicated tools in the “Spatial Portal” (http://spatial.ala.org.au/). We encourage you to have a look on the site and play around with the tools.

For the best results, we have found that it is advisable to register on the ALA's website and log in before doing any filtering, or other more complicated activities in the Spatial Portal as sometimes the website can "time-out" while running a query and data (and time) can be lost if you are not logged in.

 

If you have a query or have produced an interesting new map using the Fungimap data set, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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