The informatics group is building a data portal to store, explore, visualise and analyse major Museum data sets. The portal will launch in late 2014 and will also contain data from key strategic partners.
By creating a focal point for Museum data we aim to encourage repeated and innovative use of the information.
The portal will be a sub-domain of the Museum's website and will provide access to Museum data through an open licence to encourage data citation and re-use.
Visualisation of the four hundred thousand georeferenced specimens in the Museum's collections database, as of April 2013. The length of the line is proportional to a log of the number of specimens sampled in each locality.