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DanBIF Georefererings foredrag – University of Copenhagen

19. december 2008

DanBIF Georefererings foredrag

DanBIF (Danish Biodiversity Information Facility) hereby has the pleasure to invite you to a lecture on modern geo-referencing of biological collections and databases, Tuesday January 27, 2009. The lecture is given by the world leading expert on the subject, Mr. John R. Wieczorek from the University of California, Berkeley.

The lecture introduces advanced geo-referencing techniques applied to biodiversity data in general and regarding digitisation of biological collections in particular. You will be introduced to the techniques needed to add or complete the geographic information stored with the biological collections' specimens and/or in other databases holding biodiversity information.

Hour: 13:00-16:00
Venue: Auditorium B, building 12, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 København Ø.


13:00-14:00 Georeferencing Overview, Darwin Core, Geospatial Extension. Discussion
14:00-14:30 Break
14:30-16:00 Introduction to Georeferencing: Best practices, Point-Radius Method, Mapping. Discussion

The lecture schedule and links to background material are on the DanBIF portal at:
Here you may find a lot of useful information on georeferencing and a short curriculum for Mr. John R. Wieczorek.

You are all very welcome to the lecture!
For the logistics of break refreshments, please send an email to Lotte Endsleff ( for registration.