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Wed, Sep. 17th, 2014, 10:55 am
openwebgis: The information tools (data base and GIS) to help paleontologists in their scientific researches

My article about OpenWebGIS and Paleobiology Database:
http://www.digital-geography.com/information-tools-data-base-gis-help-paleontologists-scientific-researches

In modern scientific researches of biological direction the geographic information systems (GIS) are increasingly used. For example, GIS technology is successfully applied in the study of patterns of spatial and temporal distribution of biological objects with taking into account the unique features of the environment. Typically, a GIS is used for the analysis of current events and / or the future forecast, but they are also useful for the study of the fossils, living conditions in the distant past, changes in biodiversity and for determining historical patterns of biosphere evolution.

Convenience of GIS for integrated paleontological studies is due to the combination of database management systems functionality, editors of raster and vector graphics and a variety of analytical tools...
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