Since October 2006, we have presented the distribution of each species using Google Maps.
For example, click on the following link, which is a map of Harpachne schimperi records.
This plots our records of the alien grass, Harpachne schimperi, which so far has only been recorded within and close to Harare. This species has been chosen because the Harare area is a high resolution area in Google Maps and also because the national distribution is probably fairly complete.
In the top right of the screen is a horizontal menu showing the options Map, Satellite and Hybrid. Switch to the Satellite view and by moving the slider on the left upwards, zoom in on the bunch of records. It is possible to get in amazingly close.
A further feature which has been added is that if you click on one of the teardrops, it will display the Quarter Degree Square number.
4 November 2010