[Taxacom] USGS data visualisation challenge

ICZN-EM iczn-em at nhm.ac.uk
Tue Jan 15 12:49:20 CST 2013

I just spotted this challenge that might be of interest to those of you who are, or have, clever students of taxonomic nomenclature:

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has launched a challenge to visualize data from key biogeography datasets, including biological occurrence records, land cover, and taxonomic nomenclature. Submissions will be judged on their relevance to today’s scientific challenges, innovative use of the datasets, and overall ease of use of the application. Prizes will be awarded to the best overall app, the best student app, and the people’s choice. More information is available at http://applifyingusgsdata.challenge.gov/<http://aibs.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a2886d199362c2554974f78af&id=154b7a2e9f&e=0ae6acac30>.

It might be for Americans only – I couldn't find any specification on the nationality criteria. Deadline 1 April.


Dr Ellinor Michel

Executive Secretary
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD
+44 (0)207-942-5653
iczn-em at nhm.ac.uk


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