Mission Statement


We make it simple for you to explore and analyse Israel’s biodiversity

The aim of the BioGIS system is to allow professionals and the public at large to explore and analyze Israel’s biodiversity in a simple and straightforward manner.
The principal goal of BioGIS is to integrate existing information on the composition and geographical distribution of the flora and fauna of Israel in a unified open-access Geographical Information System (GIS) that is available to the public on the Internet and equipped with user-friendly, state-of-the-art tools for data analysis and visualization. The system is being developed as a long-term, dynamic database, and reflects the current state of knowledge on the distribution of plant and animal species in Israel.

Our partners


Ministry of Environmental Protection SPNI Open Landscape Institute Israel Plant Gene Bank Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel
Israel Nature and Parks Authority Hebrew University of Jerusalem HaMaarag - Israel’s National Ecosystem Assessment Program

The Team


Ronen Kadmon
Ronen Kadmon
Founder and scientific advisor
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Adi Ben-nun
Adi Ben-nun
GIS and system manager
GIS Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Royi Zidon
Royi Zidon
BioGIS manager
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Nir Horvitz
Nir Horvitz
Developer
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Esther Lachman
Esther Lachman
Language Editor
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Nurit Avruch
Nurit Avruch
UX and graphic design
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Tamir Segal
Tamir Segal
Developer
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Data providers


Plants
Animals

Disclaimer


Guidelines

Data are provided in this system under the general, overarching principle of free and open access to biodiversity information and technology.

Data are provided with the understanding that their use will be consistent with the philosophy of not harming to wild species.

Ownership

Users will not have ownership rights of any data found on the web site. Data on the site will be at all times the property of the BioGIS Project or the original database providers.

Usage of data

Data are provided on an "as is" basis: the BioGIS project or the providers of the original data are not responsible for uses or misuses.

Data are provided on an end-user basis, i.e., data are provided for primary users and should not be passed on to third parties or redistributed.

Data should not be used for profit. Use of the data for commercial or for profit applications is permitted only subsequent to specific permission from the BioGIS managers and from the relevant data providers.

Liability

Neither the creators of this biodiversity information system nor the data providers guaranteethe accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the data provided, or the reliability and functionality of the system's query tools.

Citation

Data obtained from the BioGIS database should be cited/acknowledged as follows: BioGIS (year). Israel Biodiversity Information System. [http://www.biogis.huji.ac.il]