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In the course of creating JournalMap, we have come across other people who have had the same idea of georeferencing scientific literature. This page lists some of those efforts and their status. If you know of any additional georeferenced bibliograhies, please let us know.

Bibliography Name Description Contact Status Comments
Coos Bay Area Bibliography of Marine Biology Research A bibliography of publications (theses, peer reviewed articles, gray literature and books) with sample-collections sites in the Coos Bay area were collected in an EndNote bibliography. These citations were georeferenced in Google Earth, and KLM files were uploaded to GeoCommons. The database also points to data resources and species sample sites. Barb Butler, University of Oregon Active New data not being added, but site is still active. Created to support a specific project. Data can be downloaded in various GIS file formats.
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Spatial Bibliography Spatial bibliography of almost 1700 articles for the Marine National Monument in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Custom map viewer and simple query application. Active Records are georeferenced by large grid cell (1 degree blocks?). Results can be downloaded to an Excel file.
Geo-referenced database for coastal cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki clarki) of Washington and Oregon Database of georeferenced literature for coastal cutthroat trout. Robert Gresswell, USGS Not Active URL no longer valid. No luck contacting author.
leishmaniasis e-compendium “The goal of the E-compendium is to: compile global bibliographical data on leishmaniasis epidemiology from the past 25 years; make this information available online; create a user-friendly interface in an interactive mapping format; allow for continuous updates based on feedback from the international leishmaniasis community.” World Health Organization Not Active Described in a journal article (see below). No longer running. Link to the actual site gives 404 error.
Assessment of Assessments Interactive mapping site with locations for government agency reports on environmental issues in Europe. European Environmental Agency Active Limited search capabilities, but still the closest thing to JournalMap we've seen.
Global Atlas of Helminth Infections Maps of prevalence of neglected tropical diseases assembled in part by geotagging study locations from disease study papers. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Active Great resource with tons of data. Limited search capabilities, but good example of how article geotagging can result in data patterns that can be applied.
GLOBE “GLOBE (Global Collaboration Engine) is an online collaborative environment that enables land change researchers to share, compare and integrate local and regional studies with global data to assess the global relevance of their work.” GLOBE allows users to geotag studies and provide detailed information about the context of each one, then provides in-depth analysis tools for looking at how well groups of studies represent different environmental variables. University of Maryland Baltimore County Active GLOBE's analytical tools are second to none.
Global database of soil respiration data “ Soil respiration – RS, the flux of CO2 from the soil to the atmosphere – is probably the least well constrained component of the terrestrial carbon cycle. Here we introduce the SRDB database, a near-universal compendium of published RS data, and make it available to the scientific community both as a traditional static archive and as a dynamic community database that may be updated over time by interested users. The database encompasses all published studies that report one of the following data measured in the field (not laboratory): annual RS, mean seasonal RS, a seasonal or annual partitioning of RS into its sources fluxes, RS temperature response (Q10), or RS at 10 °C. Its orientation is thus to seasonal and annual fluxes, not shorter-term or chamber-specific measurements. To date, data from 818 studies have been entered into the database, constituting 3379 records. The data span the measurement years 1961–2007 and are dominated by temperate, well-drained forests. We briefly examine some aspects of the SRDB data – its climate space coverage, mean annual RS fluxes and their correlation with other carbon fluxes, RS variability, temperature sensitivities, and the partitioning of RS source flux – and suggest some potential lines of research that could be explored using these data. The SRDB database is available online in a permanent archive as well as via a project-hosting repository; the latter source leverages open-source software technologies to encourage wider participation in the database's future development. Ultimately, we hope that the updating of, and corrections to, the SRDB will become a shared project, managed by the users of these data in the scientific community.” Bond-Lamberty and Thomson (2010). A global database of soil respiration measurements, Biogeosciences 7:1915-1926, doi:10.5194/bg-7-1915-2010. Active Not an online searchable literature database like JournalMap, but a collection of georeferenced articles. Last update December 2013
USGS ScienceBase Catalog ScienceBase is a scientific data and information management system that provides access to datasets, reports, publications, and journal articles. Resources in ScienceBase can be georeferenced, and ScienceBase can be searched using a map-based interface. From their website: “The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is committed to enhancing and expanding information sharing and sound data management practices by developing ScienceBase, a collaborative scientific data and information management platform used directly by science teams. ScienceBase provides access to aggregated information derived from many data and information domains, including feeds from existing data systems, metadata catalogs, and scientists contributing new and original content. ScienceBase architecture is designed to help science teams and data practitioners centralize their data and information resources to create a foundation needed for their work. ScienceBase, both original software and engineered components, is released as an open source project to promote involvement from the larger scientific programming community both inside and outside the USGS.”Sky Bristol, USGS Active ScienceBase is open for non-USGS researchers or scientists to contribute resources. See their FAQ for more details.

Journal Articles using article mapping:

  • Stein, A., Gerstner, K., Kreft, H. (2014), Environmental heterogeneity as a universal driver of species richness across taxa, biomes and spatial scales. Ecology Letters. doi: 10.1111/ele.12277
  • Shapiro, J. T., & Báldi, A. (2012). Lost locations and the (ir)repeatability of ecological studies. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10, 235–236. doi:10.1890/12.WB.015
  • Martin, L. J., Blossey, B., & Ellis, E. (2012). Mapping where ecologists work: biases in the global distribution of terrestrial ecological observations. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10, 195–201. doi:10.1890/110154
  • Pitman et al. 2011. Volume and Geographical Distribution of Ecological Research in the Andes and the Amazon, 1995-2008. Tropical Conservation Science Vol.4 (1):64-81. Journal article that looked at distribution of research. Figure in the article, but doesn't look like it was ever put online. Got some press in a blog too:
  • Bond-Lamberty, B. and Thomson, A. 2010. A global database of soil respiration data, Biogeosciences, 7, 1915-1926, doi:10.5194/bg-7-1915-2010
  • David Hendrickx, Jean-Claude Dujardin, Jason Pickering, Jorge Alvar. 2010. The leishmaniasis e-compendium: a geo-referenced bibliographic tool.Trends in Parasitology 26(11):515-6. DOI:10.1016/

other_georeferenced_bibliographies.txt · Last modified: 2014/07/25 21:36 by jkarl


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