In cooperation with Daniel Gloor the links between the species datasheets and determination pages on Araneae – Spiders of Europe are now updated for all valid species (sensu Platnick Catalog) in the Checklist Caucasus.
The distribution maps on Araneae – Spiders of Europe are now also updated based on the CaucSpiders Database.
Country checklists are now implemented.
The geodata in the database is updated: (almost) every location is now linked to lat/long coordinates as well as its GeoNameId. I also checked the geodata for mistakes. As the main result, the Checklist Caucasus and the record lists for every species now essentially represent the most recent information given in our OntoWiki project “caucasus-spiders.info Version 2.0″.
The location pages now contain a list with the species records from this location, e.g. Tbilisi.
In the next weeks I plan to include country checklists and to improve the publications page (… links to PDF files, BibTeX codes etc.).
Stay tuned …
The basic functions are now available:
- The Caucasus Checklist is now linked to single species datasheets
- The Species Datasheet (a sub-page of the Checklist Caucasus) now contains a map with the records and lists of original and cited records, which are linked to these locations and the relevant publication
- The Single Location page (a sub-page of Locations) now contains some basic information on a given location (e.g. its area, country, region), some geoinformation and a reference to its data on geonames.org
Today I added the Publications Page with a list of the 232 publications forming the basis of the database. All entries are linked to the page of the publication in question. So far, it contains only the basic citation information and I plan to include more information here, e.g. links to the BibTeX code or the PDF links.
Write me an email if you wish to get an email copy earlier!
During the last years Sebastian Tramp and I explored the possibilities of representing the Caucasian Spiders Database by RDF schemes (-> http://db.caucasus-spiders.info/Area/152). Because of this work caucasian-spiders.info has not been updated and after a crashed server was not available on the web anymore.
Now I think it is time again to allocate some ressources to the main web portal on the spiders of the Caucasus. Have a look during the next weeks how the work is proceeding …