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Cenozoic Antarctic DiatomWare/BugCam: An aid for research and teaching

January 1, 2007

Cenozoic Antarctic DiatomWare/BugCam© is an interactive, icon-driven digital-image
database/software package that displays over 500 illustrated Cenozoic Antarctic diatom taxa along with original
descriptions (including over 100 generic and 20 family-group descriptions). This digital catalog is designed primarily
for use by micropaleontologists working in the field (at sea or on the Antarctic continent) where hard-copy literature
resources are limited. This new package will also be useful for classroom/lab teaching as well as for any
paleontologists making or refining taxonomic identifications at the microscope. The database (Cenozoic Antarctic
DiatomWare) is displayed via a custom software program (BugCam) written in Visual Basic for use on PCs running
Windows 95 or later operating systems. BugCam is a flexible image display program that utilizes an intuitive
thumbnail “tree” structure for navigation through the database. The data are stored on Micrsosoft EXCEL spread
sheets, hence no separate relational database program is necessary to run the package

Publication Year 2007
Title Cenozoic Antarctic DiatomWare/BugCam: An aid for research and teaching
DOI 10.3133/ofr20071047SRP017
Authors S.W. Wise, M. Olney, J.M. Covington, V.M. Egerton, S. Jiang, D.K. Ramdeen, H. Schrader, P.A. Sims, A.S. Wood, A. Davis, D.R. Davenport, N. Doepler, W. Falcon, C. Lopez, T. Pressley, O.L. Swedberg, D.M. Harwood
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2007-1047-SRP-017
Index ID ofr20071047SRP017
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse