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					             Waarneming.nl
             Observado.org

             an example of a unified data framework



          Martijn de Jong & Hugo Nieuwenhuys

Stichting Natuurinformatie / Nature Information Foundation
             http://natuurinfo.nl/index_en.php
                     info@natuurinfo.nl
            About us

• Our mission is to encourage and enable citizens of the world and their
  organizations to record their nature observations in a publicly accessible and
  easy to use system, that we will update, maintain and keep safe for current
  and future generations.

   • Start jun 2004: strong growth

   • Focus on enabling the user, make it easy, make it fun

   • All species: birds, butterflies, dragonflies, mammals, plants, lichens

   • 100.000 Unique visitors / month, 47.534 registered users

   • 1 Million new observations every 3 months

   • Supported by Dutch National Authority for Nature Data and Belgium Birdlife
     Partners
Observations / year in NL (2010: 3.4 million)
   <= 2004    1.695.922
     2005      240.740
     2006     1.227.468
     2007     1.348.202
     2008     2.274.416
     2009     2.766.269
     2010     3.390.408
   TOTAL     11.700.000
                Partners
• All Dutch nature organizations (including SOVON, BirdLife Netherlands, Butterfly Conservation
  Netherlands)


• Gegevensautoriteit Natuur (Dutch National Authority for Nature Data)


• Natuurpunt Vlaanderen = BirdLife Belgium, Flanders


• Natagora = BirdLife Belgium, Walloon Region


• Over 200 local organizations in The Netherlands, Belgium, France and other parts of Europe
            Quality control

• Over 70 expert volunteers check the observations, users are participating
  through online forum

• Feedback is important !

• Since 2008: participating in National Quality Assurance Committee, realizing a
  nationwide quality control through expert volunteers

• Digital camera and easily accessible sound recording equipment (mobile
  phones and PDA’s) make a huge difference. For example, you can prove a
  Gray-faced Woodpecker Picus canus on a birdfeeder
         Mobile applications

• Significant market share, growing fast

• Lots of GPS-enabled devices

• Development tools are good and cheap

• Observations coming in through mobile devices is 20%
 and rapidly rising
Windows Mobile App
Windows Mobile App
      Windows Mobile App

•Download at http://waarneming.nl/pda
•Available in English, Dutch, French and
German

•Works worldwide (Observado.org)
HTML5 Web App
      HTML5 Web App

•Platform
independentWorks
offlineLimitation:
no offline maps
      Android and iPhone

•Both 5x the pageviews of Windows Mobile
but only 5% of the mobile input

•Native applications in development
 •Smoother, more responsive user
  interface

 •Offline maps, direct photo sharing
Layar Augmented Reality
Future (this year)

• New integrated platform with national and international partners

   • More professional functionality


   • One scalable worldwide system


   • Comprehensive API for connecting third party mobile applications and
     websites


• More and better mobile tools for all major platforms
           International

• Our mission is to encourage and enable citizens of the world and
  their organizations to record their nature observations in a publicly
  accessible and easy to use system, that we will update, maintain
  and keep safe for current and future generations.

• Already support from all relevant Dutch and Belgium Nature
  organizations, local partners in Morocco, Ecuador, Luxembourg and
  Portugal.

• U.K. Is welcome to join !

				
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