Datasets are member-uploaded spatial information, typically created using a Geographic Information System (GIS). They can be visualized and analyzed using mapping tools in Data Basin, and downloaded for use in desktop GIS software. Datasets include shapefiles, ArcGRID files, ESRI File Geodatabases, and NetCDF files. Most datasets can be overlayed, styled, analyzed, and downloaded.
Galleries are created by members to easily showcase and share spatial information as a cohesive collection. They are very useful for creating a digital atlas, for organizing a set of related datasets and maps, or providing a diverse collection of resources on a particular topic.
Gateways are unique spaces for finding curated spatial data. They build upon the existing Data Basin framework and are customized to meet the needs of a target audience. Customizations can include custom mapping and analysis tools.
Groups are created by members to collaborate around specific topics or geographies, and control who is granted access to resources within the system. Group members can share, analyze, and discuss public and private datasets, maps, and supporting documentation.
Data Basin Guides & Case Studies are summaries and interpretations of research methods, models, and scientific results. Guides & Case Studies are written by Conservation Biology Institute staff, invited guests, and engaged Data Basin members. Guides and Case Studies are intended to provide example of how key conservation datasets, maps, galleries, and supporting information are being put to use to improve well-being for people, wildlife, and landscapes. Contact us if you are interested in publishing a guide or case study.
Maps are member-created dynamic web maps of spatial information, including datasets, drawings, and basemaps. They can be used to easily combine information and tell a story about a place or topic. Maps can be exported to a variety of formats.
Members are the reason Data Basin exists: it was created to empower users with access to the best available information, and tools to effectively use, understand, and share that knowledge. Members can download datasets and use Data Basin tools for organizing, mapping, analyzing, and collaborating with spatial data. Data Basin's members include researchers, practitioners, educators, students, and interested citizens from across the globe. Setting up a Data Basin account is free and connects you with new ways to create and organize information around specific topics and geographies.