Ecolynx Project: Information Context for Biodiversity Conservation

Geographic information and clickable maps

WCMC provided copies of geographic material for use within the CD-based prototype. This material includes maps of tropical forest and coral reefs for a range of countries and the database that supports location and delivery of the correct maps. These materials are also available in WWW formats via WCMC’s website.

Detailed feasibility investigations for incorporating clickable maps and images into the prototype and the final product were not considered necessary during the Definition Phase. It is clear that there are various available software possibilities for applying this technique to both UIA and WCMC data with appropriate software upgrades.

Software and hardware constraints on web-related editing, loop processing and in-house multimedia facilities were also noted.