The Ekapa Turn Kimberley green project aims to get at least four atlas cards for 144 pentads around Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province. A second aim is to submit at least one atlas card for as many pentads as possible once a year. This area is important for a variety of reasons, for example, in recent times species, such as Blue Waxbill, expanded their range into this area. Receiving regular atlasing data will enable us to detect changes in species distribution over time.
More than 350 species have been recorded here since SABAP2 began in 2007. Atlasers are invited to visit the target area and enjoy the wonderful species that can be found here.
For more information, contact Ernst Retief
Ekapa Minerals financially support this initiative.
The Coverage map shows the project coverage on a pentad scale. To view a more detailed summary of an area, open the relevant areas coverage map from the top menu.
To view the pentad information, click on the pentad, to open a pentad summary, double click.
A 5 minute x 5 minute coordinate grid super-imposed over the continent for spatial reference.
Download species summary (CSV FORMAT)
Download species monthly summary (CSV FORMAT) NOTE: This download contains Reporting Rate per month data from Full Protocol submissions only
Download species monthly summary per pentad (CSV FORMAT) NOTE: This download contains Reporting Rate per month data from Full Protocol submissions only
Download Full and Adhoc protocol card headers (CSV FORMAT)
Download the KML layer for Google Earth
This data can be uploaded/linked directly into any GIS software which supports geoJSON protocols, such as QGIS. More information on geoJSON can be found at http://geojson.org.
Add a geoJSON Vector layer to you project, pointing to the following link: https://api.birdmap.africa/sabap2/v2/coverage/group/1691_KmbrlyGrn?format=geoJSON
Please note that geoJSON files are mostly used by users of GIS software who want to do further analyses. For most users the coverage maps on the website will be sufficient, for example you can zoom in to see the specific pentad information. However, if you want to analyse the data in more detail follow these steps. First install a GIS programme such as QGIS (it is free). You will then have to download the species's geoJSON file under the species maps in the Downloads tab (for example https://api.birdmap.africa/sabap2/v2/coverage/group/1691_KmbrlyGrn?format=geoJSON for this maps data). The following short tutorial will then explain to you how to load the map into QGIS using the URL of the geoJSON page - Click here