Testing SimpleMappr

I'm learning how to use SimpleMappr (SimpleMappr.net) to create distribution maps. Here I'm going to try to embed the first map I created. It shows the distribution of five species of Eudesmia lichen moths in southern South America. The data are mostly from a download of all iNat sightings of four of the species as of Dec. 8, 2022, with the addition of a couple of records from earlier literature. Please don't take this as a final product of anything. I'm still working on the data set. This is just an EXAMPLE of the use of SimpleMappr.

The next test is to show a downloaded version of a map which I then uploaded to Flickr and will embed here. This shows the distribution of observations of Eudesmia cypris in Mexico, from iNaturalist data as of Dec. 8, 2022. This can be compared to the (adjacent) screen capture of the iNat observation map from my previous post on this species. (There are more dots on the iNat screen capture because it includes a few sightings on which there isn't community agreement yet, e.g. the original observer or subsequent identifier has not yet concurred.)

Eudesmia_cypris_1350 Map Eudesmia cypris iNat 20221206

Well, that seems to work OK. Don't worry about the size of the legends, scales, etc. These versions of the images have been reduced just to fit conveniently in the journal format.

Posted on December 19, 2022 03:25 AM by gcwarbler gcwarbler


Hmm. I had cropped that first map to a square shape but the SimpleMappr embed version doesn't show it cropped. I'll keep studying this app.

Posted by gcwarbler about 1 year ago

I haven't tried SimpleMappr, but it looks good.

Posted by cliftonladd about 1 year ago

Thanks for sharing this. Looks very useful!

Posted by billdodd about 1 year ago

Thanks Chuck. I've drawn most of the maps I've published. These are good looking maps and they have to be easier than drawing my own. Well, maybe easier if you have the app figured out--always a challenge.

Posted by ptexis about 1 year ago

Looks like an interesting resource. It still bugs me that we have to post images like this to a third party like flickr though.

Posted by rymcdaniel about 1 year ago

Hi Chuck, I’ve been playing with SimpleMappr too. I found the crop tool works when you crop your map, then hit download and you get a file of that map cropped. Otherwise it won’t let you save it in SimpleMappr as a cropped version. Have you figured out anything differently?

Posted by joannerusso 12 months ago

Thanks, JoAnne! I'll give that a try.

Posted by gcwarbler 12 months ago

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