Biogeomancer Web Site

Hi Michelle,

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:

http://mvz.berkeley.edu/Current_Projects.html

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.

Thanks,

Tanner

Tanner Jessel
Graduate Research Assistant:
Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE)
http://www.dataone.org

Center for Information and Communication Studies
The University of Tennessee
Mail: 1345 Circle Park Drive, Suite 420

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

Hello,

The web site at http://bg.berkeley.edu/latest is not online.

Is it not supported any longer?

Lots of literature references it.

Thanks,

Tanner

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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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