Herbarium Data of Chile in Google Earth

Chilian Herbarium in Google EarthThe Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile have a herbarium (a collection of preserved plant specimens) for the country of Chile which were collected along different vegetation regions in Chile. Someone named John Acuña, and undergraduate at the school, has produced a Google Earth file which shows you the locations of the herbarium specimens along with other information. From the post at the Google Earth Community:

Each icon, represented by a “Palma Chilena” (Jubaea Chilensis), shows one or several collection points with information about the scientific name, botanic family, geographical location and other interesting links…. This kml file is a part of the final work developed by John Acuña, undergraduate student in Forest Engineering, under the supervision of professors Marcelo Miranda and Miguel Gomez.

John contacted Gerardo Paz (who translates this blog in Spanish), and I also saw a post at this Spanish GE blog.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



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