Tuesday, January 15, 2013

eBirdGM—Inserting Maps into eBird

This app is found on BirdVenture.  It enables you to embed Google Maps into your eBird lists. Go to BrdVenture to use the app. This would be helpful like when you see uncommon birds (like my very early Red Crossbills last summer in Dakota County) and you want to lead others to the location.

The directions from BirdVenture are simple:
  1. Go to Google Maps
  2. Zoom in on your precise location (or search for it)
  3. Right-click exactly at that spot, and select "What's Here?"
  4. Copy the Latitude-Longitude coordinates that appear in the search box
Then click the “Get Code” button and you should generate some code to paste into eBird.
Go to eBird.  Click on the Add Details button in your bird list.  Paste in the code that you copied from eBirdGM.  Save the file.  The map should appear on your list.

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