NaturaList is a flexible taxonomic checklist web app capable of visualizing a wide variety of data for both formal and indigenous / folk taxonomies. It doesn’t come with a pre-defined set of taxonomic data you would have to fit your project in. You have the freedom to define what kind of data gets displayed and how. Your taxonomy data is pulled from a spreadsheet, making updates, change of appearance or even adding new kinds of information easy, without the need for extensive IT expertise and complex software packages.
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The app offers powerful filtering and search capacities. Filters are simple to use and are built in a way which encourages data exploration and simplifies data analysis.
You can connect each taxon with a wide variety of data. The kind of data is completely user-defined and may take the form of simple text, numbers, maps in various formats, images, sound recordings, links or entire encyclopedia-like pages with rich content.
The user interface is translated into several languages and your data may be supplied in one or several different languages to create multilingual projects.
Visit naturalist.netlify.app for a free download, more details about the app including a demo implementation. On the same page you can read the app documentation to see how to build or manage your own checklist.
NaturaList has been originally developed for the Checklist of the vascular flora of Vanuatu under the Plants mo Pipol blong Vanuatu (Plants and People of Vanuatu) project, a collaboration among the Vanuatu National Herbarium, the Vanuatu Kaljoral Senta, and the New York Botanical Garden. It has been supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, USA.