The Participatory Geoweb - NLNature.com

Lay Summary 

This project is part of a Canada-wide project researching how members of the public interact with the 'Geoweb;' (web based mapping that allows users to generate their own content, e.g. Google Maps). My node of the larger project involves an interactive website www.nlnature.com where members of the public can upload sightings of plants and animals in Newfoundland and Labrador. These 'citizen scientists' place a virtual pinprick on the map to note the location, date and time of the photo. They have the opportunity to upload a photo as well. The site is also a social network, with members helping each other with the identification of species. Thus, it serves an educational, outreach, and research purpose.

[url]http://www.nlnature.com/[/url]

Departments 
Biology
Funding 
GEOIDE
Communities 
St. John's
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Wildlife
Mapping & Surveys
Botany
Fauna
Industry Sectors 
Scientific Research and Development Services
Start date 
1 Jan 2009
End date 
31 Dec 2012