What species live here? What is that living thing? And where else does it occur? Find out with the Map of Life app, putting the most advanced geographic biodiversity knowledge at your fingertips. The app builds on a global scientific effort to to help you discover, identify and record species worldwide. Birds, mammals, frogs, reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees, fish, trees ... tap into an unrivalled and growing database covering 30,000+ species worldwide, and add to it yourself!
+ Discover and identify species around you and worldwide
Get a list of species around you or your next destination together with information to identify and learn about them. Forgot that big guide book on your hike? Map of Life has you covered and already done much of the identification work for you!
+ Record your sightings
Seen something noteworthy you want to share or build your
own list of species for a site? Record your observations in the app, share them with friends or engage with them online at mol.org. Your records may help researchers fill critical gaps for conservation and species monitoring.
+ Engage with species and their ranges
Learn about how data like yours can make a difference, map species and learn about them at Map of Life mol.org
Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Not yet a reliable source
The photo submissions are not well vetted (see Black Oak) and the app cites Wikipedia.
Great idea, neat implementation
Really wonderful how this app gives you a very well-done field-guide tailored to any location worldwide. I don't know of any other app that does that - something specific to that project it seems. You can also record your sightings straight in the app to share them with others and make them public. I think that full integration beats other efforts out there currently, and it has become my go-to naturalist app. Hope they add more groups and make it easier to use the app when away from a network. But already ... thanks!!!
So far, great, with one bug
I've been looking for something like this. As far as I know, the comprehensive nature (across animal types etc. ), excellent implementation, and location dependence together are unique. The app is very well thought out and implemented so far. I do think its long term success will depend on how well it can share across other similar efforts.
Bug: Search for Species on iPhone6 iOS 8.3 does not work. Search button on keyboard does not do the enter function, it looks like.
- Map of Life Applications LLC
- 15.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014 Map of Life Applications LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.