Map of Life 4+

Map of Life

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.4 • 8 Ratings
    • Free

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What species live here? What is that living thing? And where else does it occur? Find out with the Map of Life app, putting the most advanced geographic biodiversity knowledge at your fingertips. The app builds on a global scientific effort to to help you discover, identify and record species worldwide. Birds, mammals, frogs, reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees, fish, trees ... tap into an unrivalled and growing database covering 30,000+ species worldwide, and add to it yourself!

+ Discover and identify species around you and worldwide
Get a list of species around you or your next destination together with information to identify and learn about them. Forgot that big guide book on your hike? Map of Life has you covered and already done much of the identification work for you!

+ Record your sightings
Seen something noteworthy you want to share or build your
own list of species for a site? Record your observations in the app, share them with friends or engage with them online at Your records may help researchers fill critical gaps for conservation and species monitoring.

+ Engage with species and their ranges
Learn about how data like yours can make a difference, map species and learn about them at Map of Life

What’s New

Version 2.0.7

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Maglette ,

Not yet a reliable source

The photo submissions are not well vetted (see Black Oak) and the app cites Wikipedia.

Blue Phoenix radio ,

The coolest app you never knew you needed

Where do I begin on Map of Life... it is amazing!🌱 But then I am curious about the natural world around me. There are so many ways to learn more with this amazing application. I personally love that you can keep records of animals and plants around you! I have so much to learn to help understand Earth and my relationship with it, and it just got a whole lot easier! 🌸Thank you for such an amazing resource and tool. I am absolutely blown away by its intuitiveness, ease of use and the layout... thank you! 🌱

Princess Audrey Solo ,

Missing species and inaccuracies

I was very disappointed in this app. For example the deer Colorado, Colorado has an abundant population of mule deer, only the white tailed deer listed as deers of Colorado. I looked up other areas to find similar discrepancies regarding other species. Very disappointing

App Privacy

The developer, Map of Life, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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