Biodiversity Maps – the online biodiversity data portal

The Data Centre has developed an online mapping system, Biodiversity Maps, which provides access to data on the distribution of Ireland’s biological diversity. This mapping system has been developed with the objective to:

  1. Produce an on-line Atlas of Ireland’s Biodiversity
  2. Provide a portal to biodiversity data & data providers
  3. Assist reporting on progress with implementation of EU Directives and international conventions
  4. Provide local authorities with data for strategic planning and development control
  5. Provide a resource for researchers & assist knowledge transfer
  6. Enable an early warning system for invasive species to be developed
  7. Track species distributions as they respond to climate change

A user’s guide to the mapping system, which sets out some of the basic functionality of the system, is available for download here – Biodiversity Maps: User’s Guide.