BioMaps Team | Migratory Travels and Travel Stories

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The Challenge | Migratory Travels and Travel Stories

Pick a migratory species of your choice and build a tool that shows the distribution of their available habitats, and track their sightings in real time!

Bio Maps

A web / mobile tool that synchronizes information from NASA satellites and other global monitoring agencies with user-supplied data to plot a map of the animal habitat area.

BioMaps Team

Our team major objetive is to understand how our planet works so when we colonize another similar planet to our own, or even with a different logic, we have the knowledge to distribute species of plants and animals across these worlds.

You can't see from the sky as you would possibly see thousands of years ago. Human construction changed the way the planet infrastructure is. Knowing that, we developed a tool that will allow everyone with smartphones to get angles and resolution of shots that are not possible today with the availabale imaging technology. It's metaplanetology, but the objetive is to understand systems.


- With the use of volunteers smartphones, through crowdsourcing, anyone can do species records and get angles and resolution that are not possible today with the available imaging technology. The app is totally integrated and also register geolocation metadata of the photo. People can take photos and send them alongside with the register of the species in a certain area, this facilitates the verification of these records and provides a way for biologists and scientists to study the quantity of species in different habitats, their migration and anomalies in the distribution between species.

- With sattelite, scientists may get an overview of for example, a group of birds or an elephant herd, but it might be hard to capture cases of different species but with similar appearance among the others, the distribution between species. This can be helped with the use of smartphones.

- We will already offer, within the application, several maps with data such as magnetic field and temperatures, so that scientists from all over the world can easily see the app data and compare it in a survey, for example.


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.