Interactive Mapping and Visualization

Biogeographic data in the OBIS-SEAMAP database can be explored using the Advanced Search Interface, a set of advanced mapping and visualization tools. Biogeographic data are classified based on the data type and platform:

The Advanced Search allows you to find biogegraphic data that meet your taxonomic and/or spatio-temporal interests. Criteria you can set up to extract data are:

Once you set up your criteria, the occurrence data are mapped and the summaries (e.g. #records, #species etc) of the extracted data are presented. you can find:

There are two types of layers to map the extracted data:

Direct Links to Dataset / Species Page

The dataset or species page on the OBIS-SEAMAP web site can be accessed via a direct link to these pages.
All you need to know is the dataset id or species ITIS taxonomic serial number. Dataset IDs or species TSNs are found at various ways/places including non-interactive Species List or Datasets List.

While the above links take you to the interactive web page for more exploration, there are static versions of the page.

OGC Services (WMS/WFS/KML)

OBIS-SEAMAP supports OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) web services such as WMS, WFS and KML.

To get OBIS-SEAMAP data in WMS/WFS/KML format, go to the Advanced Search or Dataset/Species Page. Then, set up criteria and go through the download wizard. At the end of the wizard, select "As OGC standard WMS image", "As OGC standard WFS", or "In KML format" from the Data Format options.