GNITE – the Global Names Interface for Taxonomic Editing – embodies a number of neat design features that can be appropriated for a service that is perhaps still missing from the biodiversity informatics realm, i.e. an application that engages users to import and reconcile taxonomically related (yet partially incongruent) classifications and phylogenies. While GNITE – developed by David Shorthouse and Dmitry Mozzherin while at MBL (with David Patterson as Principal Investigator of the Global Names – North America team) – is presently at a working prototype stage, it is worth looking at the design in more detail. The GUI is pleasant and effective, having benefited from design work by thoughbot. The GNITE codebase is available on GitHub.
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