Australia Megafauna

Blue Raster has developed Australia Walkabout Through Time for the Carnegie Institution for Science using ArcGIS Server and Flex API.  This interactive web mapping application allows the public to view interpreted data regarding the extinction and survival of megafauna in Australia.  The website was developed towards middle and high school students to teach the science of paleontology in Australia and the use of geographic information systems as a research tool in helping to solve complex questions, such as What Happened to Australia’s Megafauna?  GIS enabled the scientists to see new patterns emerge.  For instance once their interpreted data was on a satellite photo of Australia, different climate and ecological zones were clearly visible on a continental scale.  For more information please visit http://www.australiamegafauna.org/.