Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Formicidae on Flickr

Simon Rycroft wrote a nice script to pull all the ant pictures off Flickr. Makes for an interesting image.


  • what if Brian Fisher is flooding flickr with all this fantastic ant images? Would be a simple move, but at the same time a great exposure of ants to a very wide public.

    and if he would add some metadata, so they could be harvested easily for science purposes and linked to the specimen, another problem of access to data would be solved.

    Similarly, all the literarure could be moved into connotea, another taxon specific platform. again, with some well developed metadata, it could both serve a specific community as well as an unlimited unspeficic community.

    By Blogger Donat Agosti, at 1:53 pm  

  • Way ahead of you ;-), see Melissotarsus emeryi on Flickr.

    By Blogger Rod Page, at 2:04 pm  

  • What shall I say - I know, I am always runnig after somethinglmejs

    In fact, I never collected a swimming ant!
    So, only the link to the original description is missing?! Or am I behind of this as well?

    ps This sort of visualization tools are the best to figure our errors in the data - just some people ought be motivated to report them....

    By Blogger Donat Agosti, at 2:14 pm  

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