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DIVA-GIS: Geographic Information System for Biodiversity Research
Entry ID: DIVA_GIS

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Abstract: DIVA-GIS can be used to analyze the distribution of organisms to elucidate and ecological patterns. It is aimed at scientists who cannot afford generic geographic information system (GIS) software, or do not have the time to use these, and for anyone else who wants a GIS tailor-made to analyze biological distributions. DIVA-GIS can help improve data quality by finding the coordinates localities ... View entire text
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Service Citation
Originators: Robert Hijmans, Luigi Guarino, Prem Mathur, and Andy Jarvis
Title: DIVA-GIS: Geographic Information System for Biodiversity Research
URL: http://www.diva-gis.org/
Service Keywords
REFERENCE AND INFORMATION SERVICES >KNOWLEDGE/DECISION SYSTEMS Parameter Definition
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS >DESKTOP GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Parameter Definition
MODELS >COMPONENT PROCESS MODELS Parameter Definition

Quality DIVA-GIS is a relatively new program and not all parts have been tested
completely. This means that you should never blindly believe the results of
your analysis. Instead, you should always test if DIVA-GIS works well, for
example by manually calculating the expected results for a small number of grid
cells. Or by first doing the calculations with a simple sample data set for
which you know the results.
Access Constraints DIVA-GIS is available free of charge. Please register before
downloading software.
Use Constraints The DIVA-GIS software can be used and distributed freely.

The software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or
implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability,
fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall the
authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, ... View entire text
Ancillary Keywords
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
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Service Provider
DIVA-GIS > DIVA-GIS Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.diva-gis.org/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: DIVA-GIS
Email: info at diva-gis.org
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-05-10
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-05-02
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