A new program aims to plot the location of every single living thing on Earth.
This ambitious project, called the Map of Life, uses a Google Maps platform to map the known distribution of 30,000 species of terrestrial vertebrates. Many more are still being added, with the eventual goal of curating hundreds of thousands of plants, birds, fish, reptiles and everything else under the sun. Meanwhile, there’s still plenty to search. The project just opened to the public.
(via “Map of Life” Shows the Location of All Organisms, Large and Small | Popular Science)