Agile GBIF publishing

This post is a original 2019 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge submission by EarthCape. More detailed and up to date description of the process can be found here. UPDATE (2019-10-23): GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge Results: EarthCape – 3rd Prize. Introduction GBIF…
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EarthCape Laboratory Module – Why?

It has been a popular request to extend core EarthCape functionality with a basic LIMS. Why on earth!? Broadly speaking, there were two main reasons. Current lab software is considered too “laboratory oriented” leaving field biologists missing a lot of…
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Hidden Win Client Gem: Built-in GIS Editor

EarthCape Win Client has one unique feature: built-in GIS editor. It is not intended to be a fully functional GIS application but it allows for some useful actions that can be done without leaving EarthCape and needing to export the…
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Dynamic Documentation

Problem Out-of-the-box version gets customized for client projects, both by us and clients. Solution Document application’s building blocks and re-generate the documentation after the application is restructured. Details For more information on customizing earthcape application check out this documentation article.…
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Downloading species taxonomy from GBIF

Warning: make sure you back up your database before proceeding with the functionality described below as it can be used to batch update large parts of your data without an option to reverse the changes. Scenario: you have a long…
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Tip: searching large tables

For tables containing 100s K records and 10s of columns full text search can be a bottle neck. Search specific fields can be enabled via Filter Row:   This adds a filter row to the top of the table that…
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EarthCape real time customization

We will take a quick look how EarthCape handles customer requests for minor (and, sometimes, not so minor) changes often in real time without software re-deployment and with no down time. In fact, the same can be done by the…
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EarthCape new web UI

EarthCape Web client gets new user interface, which works better on mobile and has overall cleaner and more modern responsive layout, and we are slowly upgrading the sites – a couple of examples below. Butterfly Genetics Group – University of…
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Trial setup on-site

We have just spent two very productive days with Bank Beszteri at his office in Bremerhaven downtown at the The Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research. Main purpose of the visit was to figure out how well EarthCape…
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