Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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www.gbif.fr : French National Portal of GBIF
Marie-Elise Lecoq, Fabien Cavière, Sophie Pamerlon, Eric Chenin, Anne-Sophie Archambeau, Régine Vignes-Lebbe

Building: Computer Science
Room: Computer Science 3
Date: 2016-12-08 09:30 AM – 09:45 AM
Last modified: 2016-11-23


There are now over 615 million records available through http://www.gbif.org/ (Global Biodiversity Information Facility). These records represent the contributions from data providers linked to the nodes of GBIF. From this number, more than 39 million records come from French institutions.

National portals can provide a tailored view for a country, allowing a node to bring together region-specific information (attribution, species lists and traits, spatial layers) to further enhance the basic occurrence information. They also provide an important mechanism to galvanize data mobilization efforts within a country.

GBIF France (http://www.gbif.fr) launched two main functionalities of its new portal (http://portail.gbif.fr/) based on Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) modules at the end of May 2015: the GBIF France’s metadata portal (http://metadonnee.gbif.fr) and the GBIF France’s data portal (http://recherche.gbif.fr/). During the 10th year anniversary of GBIF France, on the 10th of June 2016, we launched the first version of our new spatial portal (http://spatial.gbif.fr/) also based on the ALA platform. For now, only the data search engine and the metadata portal have been translated in French. In the coming year, we will also translate the spatial portal into French and we will add more tools developed by ALA teams and the community into our new portal.

We have been able to customize this generic infrastructure to our local needs (e.g., links to different GBIF France’s partners) and requests (e.g., adding a map to the result page), styling the portal so that it can be integrated into our national website, translating our data portal into French and integrating pre-existing components developed by the French team.

During this demonstration, we will mostly focus on the data portal in order to show how it works but it will also give you a concrete example of ALA modules installed and configured for another country. We will also show some tools available through our spatial portal.