The University of Colorado Museum (UCM), Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), and Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) are collaborating to convert their separate collections into one distributed biodiversity database and research toolkit for the southern and central Rockies and adjacent plains. Once complete, this biodiversity database will include over 285,000 biological specimens accessible via a map-centric graphical user interface (GUI). The system will be developed using a combination of Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software such as ESRIís ArcIMS and ArcSDE, and Open Source software such as ArgoUML, Eclipse, Apache, and Tomcat.
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