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Tabulate
January 30, 2012 Tabulation is the contextual layer counterpart to Scatterplots. In scatterplots, the X and Y axes are environmental layers (e.g., temp...
Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 at 11:47 AM
Spatial Portal Components
January 30, 2012 The Spatial Portal has five components: Main Menu tabs are used to add layers, perform analyses and access to the help system. ...
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 at 11:40 AM
Areas (Add to Map)
Areas are one of four main data types in the Spatial Portal, along with species (taxa), layers and facets. Area can be defined by 14 different options. W...
Sat, 8 Aug, 2020 at 7:20 AM
Export Point Sample
This tool samples environmental and contextual data layers at locations defined by species, genus, family etc. occurrences in a defined area. Think o...
Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 at 3:10 PM
Import
Import allows for the direct import of four data types: Points Species list Areas Prior analysis The first three of these options are also...
Tue, 5 Mar, 2019 at 11:46 AM
getLSID Spreadsheet Macro
January 3, 2012 The following Microsoft Excel macro (getLsid.zip) was a by-product of the development of the Spatial Portal.  You enter a scientific nam...
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 at 11:44 AM
Note: Area (sq km)
June 17, 2011 Please note the following when using the entire world as the active area. The projection used does not permit the use of a bounding box ...
Thu, 11 Oct, 2018 at 11:45 AM
Export or Download Map - This function has been removed from version 2.0 onwards - Draft
This function has been removed.  If you require an image of the map for publication we suggest using print screen and editing the image or using a "...
Thu, 29 Aug, 2019 at 10:01 AM
Save or download a map
Saving a map To save a map from the Spatial Portal (ALA's mapping and analysis tool), follow these steps: Go to the Spatial Portal. Add features li...
Wed, 28 Aug, 2019 at 6:06 PM
Locations - An Overview
Lee Belbin, August 2019 There are several sources of location data in the ALA's Spatial Portal, some of which are available in other Atlas of Living A...
Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 at 8:39 AM