Analytical Tools

Area Reports
If you want to find out what biologically related data is within a defined area, then area reports in the Spatial Portal can deliver.  An area can be de...
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018 at 4:34 PM
Nearest location
If you want to find the closest named location (a gazetteer location) to any point within the Australian region, you can simply click on the map in the Spat...
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018 at 11:51 AM
Compare Points
This simple tool lets you interactively examine the environmental values at two or more points.  You click on two or more points on the map and then click ...
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018 at 4:47 PM
What is sampling?
The term ‘sampling’ comes from the use of the locations of species records to sample the values of any of the environmental and contextual layers available ...
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018 at 4:51 PM
What is filtering?
Filtering is subsetting the Atlas occurrence record data using the facets (attributes of records that are indexed in our database) available via ‘Add to map...
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018 at 4:57 PM
What is a scatterplot?
A scatterplot is an X-Y graph of the sampled values of a pair of environmental variables from a set of species (or genus etc.) locations.  Each point on...
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018 at 5:01 PM
What is Tabulation?
Tabulation, or more accurately, cross-tabulation is the direct counterpart of scatterplots for layers that have class rather than numeric values. In the cas...
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018 at 5:08 PM
Compare Areas
This is the area equivalent to compare points. You select or generate two areas and either a taxa, a lifeform or a species list on which to base the compari...
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018 at 5:10 PM
What is the use of ‘Points to Grid’?
The occurrence records in the Atlas are points. Admitted, the accuracy of the location can often mean that the species was seen within a defined area, but ...
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 at 10:09 AM
Generating Points
Why would you want to generate point in the SPatial Portal? We had a number of users ask us if it was possible to get an average of environmental condition...
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 at 10:09 AM