BioAtlas is a novel user-friendly platform to ease ecologists in accessing the power of microbial 16S rRNA profiling in a location-specific context. The BioAtlas web interface allows several kinds of interactive analyses: 1) Browsing the geographical distribution of microbial taxonomies across the planet in google maps, 2) across the human body, and 3) across user-defined maps and using taxonomic trees. 4) Browsing the distribution of the occurring taxonomies in user data against previously discovered
taxonomies across the planet, the human body, and/or own user maps. 6) Building own user maps (e.g. for plants, animals, …) online and mapping of taxonomies to the locations, and follow-up comparison of additional samples and taxonomy distributions with these maps.