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Welcome to the Biscayne Bay BioBlitz 2010 FieldScope

FieldScope is a National Geographic tool for exploring, sharing, and analyzing real-world data sets, including observations from students and scientists studying the world around them. Before getting started with FieldScope take a tour to learn about what you can do with this online tool.


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    FieldScope requires the Adobe Flash Player. Download the flash player here

    FieldScope requires Flash version 10.2.0 or newer.

    NOTE: Apple's Mobile Safari browser on the iPhone and iPad does not support the Flash player. To use FieldScope on one of these devices, consider purchasing a third-party web browser that supports Flash, such as Puffin.


    You can switch between base layers of satellite, terrain, and topographic data.


    You can change the transparency of different layers to look for patterns between one or more data sets.


    Each layer has a legend associated with it, accessed by clicking the information icon. You can roll over the name of each environment to see a description.


    Select the query tool and click on the map to return information about the layers at that specific point.


    The Observations layer reveals the species information input during the BioBlitz. Clicking on an icon will tell you what kinds of species were observed at that location.


    Change the visualization type to look at the species information organized into pie charts by major taxonomic groupings.


    This layer can be filtered if you want to see only observations on a certain type of fish, for example.


    The Photo layers let you see pictures or slideshows of different places and environments, species found, and the BioBlitz in action.


    Click on a photo to view a larger version.


    The Species Concentration layer gives you a quick view of where there are high concentrations of different species. You can filter by the major species groupings to see where there are lots of corals, fish, birds, or other species groups.


    Drawing tools let you mark up the map to create shapes, lines, and labels.


    The measure tool lets you measure the distance of a point to other points, in kilometers or miles.


    Use the search tool to find your school address or other locations on the map.

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    Enjoy exploring the National Geographic Biscayne Bay FieldScope and visit nationalgeographic.com for updates on the event.