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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 !