The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Facility carries out and supports research involving the capture, management and analysis of geographical data.
The Museum holds vast amounts of relevant data, from basic level locality data on herbarium sheets to more complex spatially geo-rectified research data.
We hope to establish a huge spatial resource in conjunction with GIS techniques, to help educate, train and push forward the boundaries of scientific knowledge.
GIS allows us to map and model a range of present-day events:
We support research projects within the Natural History Museum and with external collaborators, working on a priority system when dealing with requests.
GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
Software used for the storage, analysis, transformation, modelling and display of spatially-distributed data.
Spatially geo-rectified data
Calculating and recording of specific locational data about an object. For example latitude or longitude calculations for a specific locality place name.