Category Archives: Tools

PLANTS Database Provides Answers for Vegetative Questions

Read the full post at the USDA Blog. Recently the PLANTS website crossed a milestone with the uploading of its 50,000th image. The database, managed by the National Plant Data Team at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s East National … Continue reading

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EPA Launches New Online Mapping Tool for Environmental Impact Statements

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched an interactive web-based mapping tool that provides the public with access and information on Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) filed with EPA for major projects proposed on federal lands and other proposed federal actions. … Continue reading

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Floriculture search engine now online

Industry members now have online access to a comprehensive floriculture library containing information that may have been previously unavailable. The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has partnered with North Carolina State University (NCSU) to create the Floriculture InfoSearch Engine, a powerful … Continue reading

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An Interactive Map Of Every Stream In The U.S.

A new interactive map called Streamer, from the Department of the Interior, lets you trace the origin and destination of every stream in the U.S. Fast Company has a nice overview of the tool here. Streamer is part of NationalAtlas.gov, … Continue reading

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University of Illinois Web Services launches secure messaging service

Email+, available through the Web Services Toolbox, now offers a new feature for sending secure messages.  A secure message could be a login, password, any type of link that requires a user to authenticate in, or any other type of … Continue reading

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Primo: our new web scale discovery tool

Primo, the University Library’s new “web scale discovery” tool is now live in beta mode on the University Library gateway.  Web scale discovery services are “capable of searching quickly and seamlessly across a vast range of local and remote preharvested … Continue reading

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Connotea is closing

Connotea, nature.com’s social bookmarking site, is closing on March 12th, 2013. We would like to thank you for your patience with and support for the site. To enable you to export your bookmarks to an alternative service, we are providing … Continue reading

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EpiCollect

EpiCollect.net provides a web application for the generation of forms and freely hosted project websites (using Google’s AppEngine) for many kinds of mobile data collection projects. Data can be collected using multiple mobile phones running either the Android Operating system … Continue reading

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Report invasive species on your smartphone

Via Great Lakes Echo. Smartphone owners can report invasive species sightings using an applicationby the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network. Users can then see real-time maps of a given species’ distribution based on the data reported by other users. And … Continue reading

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Archive of Pollution Prevention Information: What’s Out There and Where to Find It

If you didn’t have a chance to join us yesterday, the webinar is archived at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/877931279. If you participated yesterday or viewed the webinar online, please also take a moment to complete the post-webinar evaluation at https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/692437. Your feedback helps … Continue reading

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