25 Jun '11, 1am

Award winning green turtle map produced by #Esri #GIS software developer to assist #conservation efforts

Award winning green turtle map produced by #Esri #GIS software developer to assist #conservation efforts

Click to view larger. © Courtesy of SWOT Arlington, VA — A collaborative scientific effort involving hundreds of volunteers around the world over a period of seven years, has pioneered new understanding of the key nesting sites of the endangered green sea turtle, and garnered the top prize in conservation mapping for 2011. This week Andrew DiMatteo , cartographer and database manager of the State of the World's Sea Turtles (SWOT) Project and Associate in Research at Duke University, was announced as the grand prize winner of the International Conservation Mapping Competition by the geographic information systems (GIS) software developer Esri for his work in creating a map of green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas ) nesting sites around the world. The award winning map is an up-to-date global snapshot of the nesting sites of the endangered green turtle, which has the broadest nes...

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