Agile GBIF publishing

This post is a part of 2019 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge submission by EarthCape. Introduction GBIF publishing typically requires several steps that often preclude an individual researcher or a research group to quickly publish their data without interrupting their workflow.…
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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 in the field with metapopulation survey

(A guest post by Metapopulation Research Centre @metapopulation about their use of EarthCape) Introduction The core of our research has been the long-term study of the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) that has been conducted since 1991 in a large network…
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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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