Dataset Of The Month
VEGMAP 2012 beta
The latest online version of the National Vegetation Map of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland was recently released on bgis.sanbi.org. VegMap2012 incorporates all edits since VEGMAP2009 (additional vegetation types, deleted vegetation types, and altered boundaries to existing vegetation types).
A mobile version of the 2012 VEGMAP was also released this year using CarryMap Observer as a platform. This mobile version has been designed for use in the field on an android cellular phone. The app can track your location as you move across vegetation types. You can also tap the screen to access the attributes of a vegetation type. Placemarks with comments can also be saved by pressing and holding the screen. A visual quick guide to downloading and using some of the app functions is illustrated below.