Launch of the Canadensys explorer

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We are very pleased to announce the beta version of the Canadensys explorer. The tool allows you to explore, filter, visualize and download all the specimen records published through the Canadensys network.

The explorer currently aggregates nine published collections, comprising over half a million specimen records, with many more to come in the near future. All individual datasets are available on the Canadensys repository and via the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) as well. The main functionalities of the explorer are listed below, but we encourage you to discover them for yourself instead. We hope it is intuitive. For the best user experience, please use an up-to-date version of your browser.

Happy exploring:



As this is a beta version, you may encounter issues. Please report them by clicking the feedback button on the right, which will open a report form.

Technical details

The Canadensys explorer was developed using the following open source tools: