Species-level data, occurrence maps, now reach a wide spectrum of users thanks to standardized data, improved system interoperabilityA new technical collaboration to promote efficient sharing of biodiversity data for science and society has been announced by two leading global initiatives.
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is now able to ‘harvest’ information from content partners using data standards compatible with, and derived from, those used by the GBIF.
The collaboration aims to enable institutions to use a single publication process to make their data accessible through both platforms, simultaneously reaching a wide spectrum of users from scientists and decision-makers to students and the general public.
Both groups have hailed the development as a breakthrough in the effort to provide incentives for the sharing of data, by enabling interoperability between systems instead of developing different standards for different platforms.
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