Lifemap is a tool that allows exploring on-line, in a manner similar to geographic maps, a complete representation of the Tree of Life. It relies on some tools created in the context of the OpenStreetMap project: mapnik and mod_tile.
The tree is the taxonomy of the NCBI. The code available here is divided into different folders corresponding to different aspects of the project
- PIPELINE: the main functions of Lifemap, allowing to go from the retrieval of the NCBI taxonomy to the creation of a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database.
- PHONE-APP: Everything necessary for PhoneGap to create a mobile app for Lifemap
- OTHER: Configuration and style files, as well as modified source code of mod_tile that allows more zoom level to be rendered.
Lifemap code is published under the GPL licence. Lifemap web sites, images, logos, are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.