Data & Mapping Portal
Welcome to the data and mapping portal for the Gulf of Maine Census. Here, you can explore, download and map biological and physical data from multiple sources. The goal is to provide data that will enhance our understanding of biological patterns in the Gulf of Maine, across space and time.
The mission of the Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) is to support regional needs for access to biological and biogeographical data from the Gulf of Maine area for research, public policy (management) and education. We provide two independent data download and mapping applications. Please explore both and let us know what you think. Enjoy!
Biogeographic and Oceanic Data Integrator – beta
|Features||Biogeographical Data Explorer||Biogeographic and Oceanic Data Integrator|
|Map Biological Data||•||•|
|Map the Survey Effort||•||•|
|Add Multiple Species||•||•|
|Filter Data by Taxa, Time & Region||•||•|
|Download Data in CSV||•||•|
|Download Data in OBIS Schema||•||•|
|Metadata Available||For select datasets||•|
|Map Physical Data||•|
|Add External Data (WFS)||•|
|Integrate Biological & Physical Data||•|
|Edit Symbols by Species||•|
|Download Data in Multiple Formats||•|
Lead Software Programmers:
Biological Data Explorer – Joe Hodsdon, student, Department of Computer Science, USM
Biological and Physical Data Integration – Richard Franks, Jr., MS student, Department of Computer Science, USM
Nicholas Wolff, Research Associate, Aquatic Systems Group, USM
Bruce MacLeod, Professor, Department of CS, USM
David Briggs, Professor, Department of CS, USM
- Map Biological Data
Map the following biological datasets: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) Bottom Trawl Survey, Clam and Quahog Survey, Herring Bottom Trawl Survey, Sea Scallop Survey, Shrimp Survey and the Maine – New Hampshire Inshore Groundfish Trawl Survey.
- Map the Survey Effort
Map all sample locations, including those where selected species were not found.
- Add Multiple Species
Use a comma “,” in the Biogeographical Data Explorer and a plus sign “+” in the Biogeographical and Oceanic Data Integrator to search and map multiple species.
- Filter Data by Taxa, Time & Region
Search by taxa and filter (limit) the results within a time period and/or a physiographic region of the Gulf of Maine. Get more information on the physiographic regions
- Download Data in CSV
Download selected dataset as a comma-separated value (CSV) file.
- Download Data in OBIS Schema
The OBIS Schema is the content standard used by OBIS, the Ocean Biogeographic Information System; it is designed for marine biodiversity data.
- Metadata Available
Metadata records are available through the Global Change Master Directory (GCMD).
- Map Physical Data
Physical data are available from the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS) Ocean Circulation Model which is maintained by Huijie Xue and Fei Chai of the Ocean Modelling Group at the University of Maine Orono (UMO). It is based on the Princeton Ocean Model. Monthly averages of sea surface temperature, sea surface salinity, bottom temperature and bottom salinity can be mapped and downloaded.
- Add External Data (WFS)
Add WFS (Web Feature Services) layers to bring in data from Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant sources.
- Integrate Biological & Physical Data
Integrate (append) physical oceanographic data to the selected biological data and download as one file.
- Edit Symbols by Species
Change the color of the selected species and turn multiple species on or off in the map.
- Download Data in Multiple Formats
Download data in a variety of formats including JPEG, PNG, SVG, KML/KMZ, GML, PDF, shapefiles and more.
- Open Source
Documentation and source code are open source and available to the community.