Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics


July 24, 2017

After a successful Data science competition ran by Driven Data, we have been hard at work, prepping some new tools for MAPPPD. As of today, we have completed work on base population models for Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins. You can now visualize those models under the "model output" tab.

May 2, 2017

The Lynch lab , Oceanites, and Black Bawks Data Science have partnered with Driven Data to open the data science community up to penguin populations. We are running a data science competition, and your goal is to predict penguin populations into the future. Click here to view the competition and sign up to compete!

March 2, 2017

British Science week 2017 is coming up from March 10 - 19th, and one of our close friends, Penguin Watch is partnering with them this year. Head to Twitter and follow #Penguinspot for some excitement as penguins will be popping up all over London.

March 1, 2017

The MAPPPD manuscript is now officially published in Polar Records! SEE IT HERE If you would like a PDF copy, please contact the author:

October 31, 2016

We're pleased to highlight Dunn et al.'s new paper on Signy Island: SEE IT HERE , which includes a fantastic time series for an important region. We look forward to updating MAPPPD shortly to reflect these new survey data and encourage everyone to read this new paper in PLOS ONE.

October 25, 2016

MAPPPD is unveiled to CCAMLR delegates in Hobart, Tasmania thanks to generous support by the Pew Foundation.

September 20, 2016

Users can now upload custom polygon shapefiles (ESRI format) to select sites of interest

August 18, 2016

MAPPPD has now ended its beta testing phase and is now in full production! Thanks for all the hard work by those involved. MAPPPD will continue to evolve as new features and data become available.

August 1, 2016

MAPPPD has now added functionality to search by CCAMLR sub-regions, which will now zoom in on areas when selected. We have also increased the efficiency of the search functions on the front end to remove time-out delays. We have also now added a download function, which outputs the model data per site, as well as the raw count data for selected sites with associated citations.

Check out this great video of fluffy penguin chicks in 360 degrees!

May 8, 2016

MAPPPD is now out in a Beta testing phase 2, with updated features including faster search time. We have also completed a survey of MAPPPD users, which helped to improve many of the front-end features including the slideshow timings

Here is Oceanites, counting penguins in 360 degrees

March 12, 2016

MAPPPD Beta version 1 is now online! Included are features for searching by polygon, site and species. Users can also download all the data as csv file on demand

Jan 27, 2016

As of Jan 27, 2016, an alpha version of MAPPPD is now available online for initial testing.

Currently the website features a map which allows users to query using a polygon, or to query by site.

A beta version will be available in March, 2016

Dec 1, 2015

MAPPPD is presently in development at the Lynch Lab by Dr. Grant Humphries, Philip McDowall and Christian Che-Castaldo. The website is part of a NASA funded grant to deliver penguin population data to the general public in an open access web application.

On this date, the adminstration side of the website is mostly complete so that the news page can be updated as needed with new information. The design template has been completed and most of the static content has now been updated for review.

The MAPPPD application itself, found HERE , still requires the fine-tuning of several parameters in order to improve functionality for user experience. Furthermore, the slideshow on the home page needs to be optimized as images are currently too large

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