Abstract Detail

Conference Wide

Pender, Jocelyn [1], Lujan-Toro, Beatriz  [1], Sachs, Joel [1].

A Digital Flora of North America for a Digital Age: An Interactive Session with the Flora of North America.

The Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA) is a groundbreaking collaborative project (1993-ongoing). It assembles for the first time, in an authoritative publication, information on the names, taxonomic relationships, distributions and morphological characteristics of all native and naturalized plants found in North America north of Mexico. To make use of the collective knowledge assembled in FNA, the information should be accessible by computational queries. For example, its users should be able to ask questions such as, which species are endemic to the FNA region and which species grow in a particular altitudinal range. Likewise, its content should not be static. FNA contributors should have the tooling and know-how to curate FNA as botanical knowledge evolves. This workshop introduces participants to the FNA Semantic MediaWiki platform. Semantic MediaWiki is a free extension to MediaWiki, the open-source software that powers Wikipedia and thousands of other wikis on the web (Wikistats, 2018). Participants will learn how to navigate the website, how to view a taxon ‘Discussion’ page and how to query the data stored within the website.

1 - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada

none specified

Presentation Type: Workshop
Abstract ID:112
Candidate for Awards:None

Copyright © 2000-2021, Botanical Society of America. All rights reserved