[Taxacom] New Paper on Mollusca

Shorthouse, David davidpshorthouse at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 11:56:24 CST 2013


Daniel,

I'm glad you asked. The base layers come from the Public Domain
resource http://www.naturalearthdata.com/. As such, I make no
additional claim with SimpleMappr. I'll update the documentation to be
more explicit.

Cheers,

David

On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM, Daniel Mietchen
<daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi David,
>
> under what license would SimpleMappr maps be publishable?
> I am asking because it frequently happens that open-access journals
> receive manuscripts with map materials incompatible with use under a
> CC BY license (e.g. Google maps).
>
> Daniel
>
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 4:18 PM, Shorthouse, David
> <davidpshorthouse at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On the business of map production for publication (or automated via
>> API), all are welcome to make use of SimpleMappr,
>> http://www.simplemappr.net/ where you can see published examples under
>> the "About" tab. Feedback appreciated.
>>
>> David P. Shorthouse
>>
>>> With a map one is able, at a glance, to
>>> perceive information that otherwise would take some time to compile unless
>>> one was already familiar with the coordinates of the localities. I have
>>> often seen efforts by authors to make taxonomic papers of broader interest
>>> or relevance by adding in some speculations (usually empirically baseless)
>>> about biogeography. Maps would also meet that goal and provide more data at
>>> the same time.
>>>
>>> John
>>
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