SupraMap- Google Earth Trees

I came across SupraMap today. This is a way to overlay phylogenetic trees onto Google Earth images and examine the geographic distribution of the OTUs. Although there have been several postings before at iPhylo, and CIPRES and an implementation for Mesquite, the work at SupraMap looks quite polished. There is a video, and detailed instructions on how to build your own. I haven’t tried it yet, but it looks reasonably straight forward.

I like that they have clearly thought about incorporating data into the trees (different hosts in different colours) and what looks like a clickable interface to get more information. It also looks like an expanding project, I came across them when they were advertising for new programmers on EvolDir.

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