In the Atlas Spatial Portal, you can map:

  •  taxa (species, genus etc., lists of taxa) occurrences as points
  •  where available, species polygons as best spatial estimates of their distributions
  • areas as defined interactively on the map, defined by features or environment, or uploaded
  • environmental layers as grids of continuous values, eg annual rainfall, and contextual layers of polygons with class values, eg land use.
  • all occurrence records as defined by (attributes, called facets)


Material adapted from the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia by Atlas of Living Australia for the Vermont Atlas of Life.