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  Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences

ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
An international scientific journal

Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences

ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
An international scientific journal

Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

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The Digital Atlas of Ordovician Life: digitizing and mobilizing data for paleontologists and the public; pp. 312–316

(Full article in PDF format) doi: 10.3176/earth.2014.36


Authors

Alycia L. Stigall, Jennifer E. Bauer, Hannah-Maria R. Brame

Abstract

A new online resource, “The Digital Atlas of Ordovician Life: Exploring the Fauna of the Cincinnati Region” (www.OrdovicianAtlas.org), provides a tool for exploring the diversity, systematics, biogeography and stratigraphy of Late Ordovician fossils of the Cincinnati, Ohio region. This atlas has been developed using georeferenced specimen-based data that have been newly digitized as part of a collaborative project to mobilize species occurrence data for public use. The goals of this project are to digitize specimens of Late Ordovician (Katian) fossils from the type Cincinnatian Series that crop out in the Cincinnati, Ohio, USA region, develop a comprehensive online atlas of the fossils and develop outreach materials for K-16 (grade school through college) education and avocational paleontologists.

Keywords

outreach, education, systematics, Katian, Laurentia, biogeography, museum collections.

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