Enter specific information into a form to
generate a map.
 Interactive Mapping Interface
Pick Points directly from the Map to find
to the Query List Page
in any part of the search term
in any field(s) and/or use the pull-down menus
search will return all the localities that match your search criteria.
on a locality gives details about that
locality and a list of the taxa found at that locality.
the taxon list page, clicking on 'taxon details' gives the
taxonomic reference followed in the database and lists synonomies.
the top of the locality list you can click on 'Download these
results' to get an Excel file that has detailed information about
the taxa and localities.
- Or you can click 'Map these localities' to
have all the localities plotted on a map. Clicking 'Map It' by each
locality plots only that locality.
NOTE: You can search
for localities by EPOCH, LAND-MAMMAL AGE, or AGE:
EPOCH: Returns all the
localities assigned to the epoch or portion of the epoch you choose off the
pull-down menu. Use this if you want a list of all the Miocene localities,
Returns all the localities that fall within the land-mammal age you choose
off the pull-down menu, even if they can be assigned to a finer division of
time. Use this if you want a list of all the Arikareean localities, for
AGE: Returns localities
that are known to fully occur within the given portion of the land-mammal age
you choose from the pull-down menu. Use this if you want a list of only the
late early Arikareean localities, for example.
Interactive Mapping :
to the Interactive Mapping Page. This plots all of the
MIOMAP localities on a map of the USA.
any balloon to produce a pop-up menu of
the point locality information.
on 'Show Point Records'
to create a list of the localities shown on the map.
the boxes in the top right hand corner of the map to choose a
different base map (e.g., satellite, photo, topo)
focus in on a particular set of localities, select the magnifying
glass in the upper left corner of the page.
- click on the map near the localities of interest
- move mouse to produce a rectangle that covers the area of interest
- click mouse again to zoom in on the selected localities
the Options tab to the
right of the map to choose different display options. These include:
Color by -- Identifies via color coding how accurate the
map coordinates were for each locality.
Label By -- Labels the fossil localities on the map given
the criteria selected.
Map Controls -- Removes (or adds) the locality marker
balloons from the map.
Download all record -- Allows the user to download the
data for all localties on the map as an Excel file.
Services and Analytical Functions -- Gives the user a
variety of different ways to analyze the data. For example, selecting
the 'MIOMAP Estimate S Web Service' produces a downloadable table of the
localities selected (or all localties on the map) that can be used in
the diversity program Estimate
- For more information on how to use the mapping
interface, click on the Help tab. From that menu, select the
'Help document' link.
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