Biogeomancer Web Site
Thanks for the information concerning the prognosis for the biogeomancer tool.
I learned of it through citations in the literature for a geocoding paper I am working on for a class in geographic information librarianship. The tool might be useful for my expected Masters thesis topic.
If you go to Google Scholar you will see a ton of different links, some to a sourceforge site, some to a google site <sites.google.com/site/biogeomancerworkbench/>, some to biogeomancer.org.
If you search for "berkeley.edu/latest" then you will see 31 results in Google Scholar, some papers dated to 2013. There are 226,000 results on a strict search of <"bg.berkeley.edu/latest"> on Google web search.
While there are various affiliated sites and third-party references to the tool, I was unable to determine the current status. I saw it was listed on the "Current Projects" site for the MVZ so I searched the Berkeley Web site for "biogeomancer" and found this page:
That page in particular links to the Biogeomancer.org site, so I found the MVZ contact information.
Thank you again for the suggestion, although from the frequent mentions of the tool in the literature and open Web, it does seem Biogeomancer was a widely used service.
I regret I was unable to try it out.
Graduate Research Assistant:
Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE)
Center for Information and Communication Studies
The University of Tennessee
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From: Michelle Koo <mkoo [a t] berkeley [d o t] edu>
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 8:17 PM
To: Jessel, Tanner Monroe
Cc: mvz [a t] berkeley [d o t] edu
Subject: Fwd: Biogeomancer Web Site
Dear Tanner, Biogeomancer is offline with no real prognosis for its revival. For everyone who wants to use if for georeferencing, I strongly recommend GeoLocate. It too has semi-automated georeferencing web portal We use it everyday!
The programming team is quite responsive so dont hesitate to contact them for help or suggestions.
May I ask where you found the bg link?
Thanks for you inquiry, MK
From: Jessel, Tanner Monroe
Date: Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM
Subject: Biogeomancer Web Site
To: "tuco [a t ] berkeley dot . EDU"
Cc: MVZ [ a t ] berkeley dot edu
The web site at http://bg.berkeley.edu/latest is not online.
Is it not supported any longer?
Lots of literature references it.