With more than 23 million records representing more than 34,200 species, the English-language version of the Species Map Service offers users from across the globe a comprehensive tool for locating Norway's flora and fauna.

The service is composed of verified species occurrence data from all of Norway’s participating institutions and organizations, collected on one and the same map interface.

The information is searchable by geographic area, county or municipality. Search facilities for specific species and species groups are available. All of these search choices allow you to show on the map which species have been reported within a selected area.

The map interface also allows you to focus your search on collection or observation data, define different time spans and select data providers. Species Map Service is based on the data standard Darwin Core and NBIC is cooperating with GBIF-Norway. All the data are downloadable and are shared under the same or compatible licenses as the data sharing agreements used by GBIF.