Exciting progress has been made in restructuring the way that biodiversity data are displayed across the UK.

Following the development of the NBN Atlas, NBN Atlas Scotland and NBN Atlas Wales, the NBN Atlas Isle of Man has also now been developed.

The NBN Atlas Isle of Man offers the ability to create an Isle of Man view, bringing together species and habitat data and offering functionality including the ability to view photographs, search for biological data by predefined areas, by postcode or by polygon search tools, find organisations working in a particular area (geographic or taxonomic) and create alerts for species records.

This project is part of the work programme to build NBN Atlas infrastructure for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each of these Atlases will have the same functionality and same basic design and be supported by a single database, the NBN Atlas, but offer users a more focused, local view of the national data holdings.

The NBN Atlas Isle of Man has been built using the Atlas of Living Australia’s open source biodiversity data infrastructure and is intended to deliver on the fourth Strategic aim of the NBN Strategy to: Provide the best biological information management infrastructure and ensure stability, security and usability for an increasingly mature data management infrastructure.