SinBiota 2.0 prototype is an open source biodiversity information system, which allows the presentation of biodiversity data through an enhanced GIS framework.
The SinBiota 2.0 prototype is an open source biodiversity information system, which allows the presentation of biodiversity data through an enhanced GIS framework. It was initially developed to store and present information produced by the researchers associated to a Brazilian research program called BIOTA/FAPESP, funded by State of Sao Paulo's Research Foundation (FAPESP). This prototype was built by Scylla Informatics, Campinas, Brazil, with funding from a joint FAPESP/Microsoft Research grant (2009/53151-0) and from an additional FAPESP grant (2010/50182-0).
The SinBiota 2.0 prototype provides a wide range of features such as
- biodiversity data management,
- data validation,
- certified taxonomic data,
- several bioma and biodiversity related map layers and occurrence data integrated into the GIS maps,
- summary reports,
- access statistics reports,
- information on past and current BIOTA/FAPESP projects, and more.
The current SinBiota 2.0 prototype software was developed aiming at the following objectives:
Ease of use.
SinBiota 2.0 prototype incorporates several features that make easy navigating through large amounts of data. For instance, occurrence data are included as baloons in the map system. Autocomplete forms and tooltips for essential functionalities contribute to enhance the user experience.
SinBiota 2.0 prototype is designed to be relatively easy to extend with new functions, due to its modular architecture, and to the choice of technologies used in its implementation (C#, SQLServer, BingMaps). Please refer to the developer documentation available on this site. Developers who want to extend SinBiota 2.0 prototype are encouraged to contribute their code back to the project so that the community as a whole can benefit from their work.