New on this site

2021-09-19:
Version 1.115:
  • Enabled linking to EUNIS catalog. The specific links will be completed over time.
2021-09-15:
Version 1.114:
  • Changed handling of WSC LSIDs
2021-09-08:
Version 1.113:
  • Links to INPN are more precise.
  • Joardan and its regions.
2021-09-04:
Version 1.112:
  • Enabled linking of families to further catalogs, e.g. GBIF, ITIS, ZooBank. The specific links will be completed over time.
2021-08-26:
Version 1.111:
  • Extended statistics for sources.
2021-07-16:
Version 1.109:
  • More printing options
  • Statistics "Recording activity"
2021-07-07:
Version 1.108:
  • Enabled linking to further catalogs, e.g. GBIF, ITIS, ZooBank. The specific links will be completed over time.
2021-06-19:
Version 1.107:
  • Warning when leaving a page with usaved changes.
  • Multiple small improvements.
2021-06-12:
Version 1.106:
  • This version brings a major change with regards to the region names of locations. Until now this region name was free text which was either set automatically using the Geocoder of Google Maps, or it was entered by users or set via the import features. Unfortunately the Geocoder returns results in an undefined order, so that sometimes the german name was set and sometimes the english name (or another language name). Also, users have entered names that were not just the name of the state or comparable region, but were more detailed. They were meaning well, but this defeated the purpose of this data field. This data is used to generate checklists and other statistics on the level of states, cantons, provinces etc. instead of only entire countries. So when the entered region names were different while the same region was meant, these statistics were incorrect. Furthermore, users were presented the region names as entered in e.g. German while they were using the english language version of the Atlas.
    As a solution you can now select the region only from the list of regions as defined by ISO 3166-2. Internally only the ISO region code is stored. When the region is determined automatically by Google or when it's entered via the import features various variants of the region names can be detected and converted to their ISO code. When importing locations the ISO code also can be used directly. For existing locations their region field was converted. When entering the region manually the same selection element is used as is for e.g. the species name.
    The result is uniform region names and correct statistics. Also, region names are displayed according to the language version of the Atlas that is currently used.
    If you find that a region is missing or that a location was converted incorrectly, please send me a short notice.
  • The selection button for bookmarks was integrated into the corresponding selection element for species etc.
  • Vernacular names are now displayed for orders (controlled by user settings like with other vernacular names).
2021-05-26:
Version 1.105:
  • Improved display of a grid field.
  • Direct navigation between adjacent grid fields.
2021-05-23:
Version 1.104:
  • Improved import function.
  • Bugfixes and smaller changes.
2021-04-03:
Version 1.102:
  • When clicking on a country in the country statistics, the country is further refined to provinces (states, cantons, etc.).
2021-04-01:
Version 1.101:
  • Detailled species statistics for elevation profile and recording years.
2021-03-26:
Version 1.100:
  • More column types for nymph phases of pseudoscorpions.
2021-03-23:
Version 1.99:
  • Manual marker size when printing (only for registered users).
2021-03-12:
Version 1.98:
  • Extended the Import function
2021-03-09:
Version 1.97:
  • Elevation profile for species (only for registered users)
  • More search engine plug-ins (s. Tools)
2021-03-04:
Version 1.96:
  • Links to "Spiders of Balkan Peninsula"
2021-02-27:
Version 1.95:
  • Printing base map "Central/Eastern Alps"
2021-02-03:
Version 1.94:
  • Bookmark type for automatic bookmarks selectable.
2021-01-23:
Version 1.93:
  • Improved display of locations on maps.
2020-12-01:
Version 1.92:
  • Improvements of the CSV import (column type "species record")
  • Improved rendering when using Edge.
2020-11-24:
Version 1.91:
  • Re-implemented EMail functionality. EMails could not be sent to some receivers.
2020-10-30:
Version 1.90:
  • Feature to compare two sources (only for registered users).
2020-09-27:
Version 1.89:
  • Map legend appears outside of printed map if necessary.
  • More user settings for map backgrounds.
2020-09-23:
Version 1.88:
  • Feature to easily swap coordinates of location.
2020-09-20:
Version 1.87:
  • List of sources for recording status (also downloadable).
  • Display map scale.
2020-08-24:
Version 1.86:
  • Selection of FFH habitat types with a hierarchical selection element. This also allows to search for a type by typing in the search text.
  • Redesigned form for mass-changing records.
2020-08-16:
Version 1.85:
  • Function to select from the closest locations when changing a record.
  • Bugfixes
2020-08-10:
Version 1.84:
  • Records can be edited on species pages.
  • FFH habitat types can be used when entering records.
2020-08-05:
Version 1.83:
  • Tool to enter coordinates in dd° mm.mmm' format
  • Quicker way to add synonyms
2020-08-02:
Version 1.82:
  • Improved legit (for registered users).
  • More options for species map printing.
2020-07-30:
Version 1.81:
  • Statistics on year of publication of sources.
  • Bugfixes
2020-07-23:
Version 1.80:
  • Searching for habitat type description (instead of only for type code).
  • Function "Add new nearby location" is available in more places.
  • Function to delete all bookmarks in dashboard.
2020-07-20:
Version 1.79:
  • New feature to quickly change the number of specimens, sex and adult status of records.
2020-07-05:
Version 1.78:
  • Species maps and statistics can be limited to a region.
  • More map backgrounds for printing.
2020-06-19:
Version 1.77:
  • Collection method "Colored pan trap"
  • Assessment of detail level of a source is now automated.
2020-06-11:
Version 1.76:
  • Supports importing FFH habitat types
  • Source statistics
2020-06-05:
Version 1.75:
  • Sources can now be linked in a more flexible way.
2020-05-31:
Version 1.74:
  • Search results are highlighted.
  • Search for messages.
  • Bugfixes and smaller changes.
2020-05-27:
Version 1.73:
  • Legend for species map (print feature)
2020-05-03:
Version 1.71:
  • Alternative Excel format for export
  • Trusted users can now create new sources on their own.
2020-04-19:
Version 1.70:
  • Assessment of processing status of sources
2020-04-16:
Version 1.69.4:
  • Users could not successfully change their own EMail address.
2020-04-08:
Version 1.69:
  • Automatic and temporary bookmarks (see Help page and user settings)
  • Records to be approved are displayed more detailed in the dashboard (for editors)
  • Bugfixes
2020-03-07:
Version 1.68:
  • Searching for coll: results editable
  • Bugfixes
2020-02-08:
Version 1.67:
  • Display heatmap with record history (only for registered users).
2020-01-16:
Version 1.65:
  • Display the grid field on maps "Records of all locations in…".
2020-01-08:
Version 1.64:
  • Support for the grid system following Luxembourg 1930/Gauß
  • Support for entering coordinates as Luxembourg 1930/Gauß
  • Printing maps of Luxembourg
2019-11-21:
Version 1.63:
  • New record entry form "multiple species, multiple locations" (only for registered users, only on source pages).
2019-11-10:
Version 1.62:
  • Support for the 5 km grid based on Swiss coordinate system (CH1903)
  • Coordinate entry using Swiss coordinate system
  • Renaming of areas
2019-11-02:
Version 1.61:
  • New: Watchlist (only for registered users)
2019-10-12:
Version 1.60:
  • Link to Polish distribution maps.
  • Page "My Sources".
  • Improved species list of geogr. area (store area, predefined areas)
2019-09-14:
Version 1.59:
  • During import no bookmarks are created for new locations.
  • Search for coll.
  • Smaller changes and bugfixes.
2019-08-20:
Version 1.58:
  • Support for Gauß-Krüger coordinates
  • Bugfixes
2019-08-15:
Version 1.57:
  • Support for the Slovak Grid (corresponds to TK 25)
2019-08-10:
Version 1.56:
  • Support for French Grid RGF93/Lambert-93.
2019-08-03:
Version 1.55:
  • Links to Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel
  • Improvements for statistics
2019-07-27:
Version 1.54:
  • IE and Edge < 16 are no longer supported!
  • Common form for mass-modification of records (only for registered users).
  • Changed selection of locations and sources (avoids extremely slow drop down lists of Firefox, only for registered users).
2019-07-16:
The next version of the Atlas will no longer support Internet Explorer or older versions of Edge. At least Edge 16 or a current version of the other browsers will be required.
2019-07-13:
Version 1.53:
  • Country statistics for single species
  • Bugfixes
2019-06-29:
Version 1.52:
  • Improved frequency lists (only for registered users)
2019-06-10:
Version 1.51:
  • Detailed record history (only for registered users)
2019-05-27:
Version 1.50:
  • Enter coordinates via a Google Maps link
  • Notes for Sources
2019-05-16:
Version 1.49.1:
  • Error when adding or changing a large number of records.
2019-05-11:
Version 1.49:
  • Improved import function
  • Improvements in user interface
2019-04-27:
Version 1.48:
  • New icons
  • New statistics, first records (only for registered users)
2019-04-16:
Version 1.47:
  • Removed map layer "Relief"
  • Improved record date checking
  • Species list of geographic area (only for registered users)
  • Internal changes
2019-03-28:
Version 1.46:
  • Improved user settings
  • Bugfixes
2019-03-16:
Version 1.45:
  • Improvements in user interface.
2019-01-31:
Version 1.44:
  • Restrictions for unregistered users are now active.
  • Menu redesign.
  • Some locations were not displayed on species maps.
2019-01-12:
Version 1.43:
  • Log-in using log-in data of AraGes Members Area.
2019-01-09:
Version 1.42:
  • The import function now remembers the column configuration (per input file).
  • Bugfixes
2019-01-05:
Version 1.41:
  • Grid fields without any records are now counted in recording status statistics.
  • Vernacular names can be hidden by user setting.
  • Additional map default viewports.
2018-12-30:
Version 1.40:
  • Printing of maps with half the resolution
  • Option to restrict the year range when printing maps
2018-12-21:
Version 1.39:
  • Internal changes
2018-12-03:
Version 1.38:
  • Map printing for Belgium
  • Map printing for Netherlands
  • Improvements for printing
  • Number of records per page configurable for users
2018-11-20:
Version 1.37:
  • Links to maps of Finland and Denmark
  • Preparation for vernacular names (actual names will follow later)
2018-11-18:
Version 1.36:
  • Map printing for Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Improvements for printing
  • Bugfixes
2018-10-20:
Version 1.35:
  • Improved rendering on mobile devices
  • Support for the czech grid system
2018-10-18:
Version 1.34:
  • Filter for country/region when searching for location
  • Improved general statistics
  • Bugfixes
2018-09-18:
Version 1.32:
  • List of recently added sources on main page.
  • Record history statistics on species pages.
2018-08-27:
Version 1.31:
  • Email notification settings are now more detailed
  • Source list for species lists
  • Location name search in species maps
  • Family statistics separated by order
  • Data protection declaration
2018-07-15:
Version 1.30.1:
  • Added LSID to CSV download of checklists
2018-07-03:
Version 1.30:
  • Displaying grid field when editing locations.
  • Bugfixes.
2018-06-23:
Version 1.29:
  • Improved extended statistics
  • Improvements editing records
2018-06-12:
Version 1.28:
  • EMail notification when editors have checked new records.
  • Improved filter in record tables.
2018-06-02:
Version 1.27.8:
  • Support for OpenTopoMap
2018-05-24:
Version 1.27.7:
  • Changes in the message form.
2017-10-08:
Version 1.26:
  • Improved statistics.
2017-10-07:
Version 1.25.1:
  • Online tool to crop images.
2017-10-03:
Version 1.25:
  • Improved form for record entry in table format.
2017-09-24:
Version 1.24:
  • The number of specimens is now optional for a record. When it is not specified the number is counted as "1" in statistics, and the result is displayed as a minimum number.
2017-08-11:
Version 1.23:
  • Notifications in menu
  • Enabled longer passwords
2017-07-14:
Added missing LSIDs. Also, corrected many errors in taxonomy and recorded overlooked synonymizations.
2017-07-01:
Version 1.22.1:
  • Possibility to edit image descriptions after upload.
  • Bugfixes.
2017-06-11:
Version 1.21:
  • Sources can be linked together (only by editors).
  • URLs in comments are converted to hyperlinks.
  • bugfixes
2017-06-03:
Version 1.20:
  • Positioning function.
  • Better support for mobile devices with small screens.
2017-05-10:
Version 1.19:
  • internal changes
2017-04-22:
Version 1.18:
  • Order of records is configurable in user's settings.
  • internal changes, Bugfixes.
2017-04-15:
Version 1.17:
  • Species names and biotope types can be entered directly in the selection list.
  • When duplicating a record you can now change the location and source.
2017-04-05:
Version 1.16:
  • Activated HSTS;
  • Error when searching for location names when creating a new location;
  • Automatic forwarding when searching for a species yields exactly one result;
  • Bugfixes.
2017-04-01:
Version 1.15:
  • You can now use BBCode in location descriptions.
2017-03-27:
Version 1.14.1:
  • Verification of new EMail addresses failed.
2017-03-22:
Version 1.14:
  • Log-in using EMail address;
  • Show locations as TK grid in source maps as necessary;
  • Bugfixes.
2017-03-11:
Version 1.13:
  • Detailed source lists for species statistics;
  • New time range selector for species record maps.
2017-03-09:
Version 1.12.1:
  • Decades can be hidden when printing;
  • Bugfixes
2017-03-02:
Version 1.12:
  • Print additional federal states (Germany);
  • Improved record history statistics;
  • Selection dialog when searching for a location in the map has more than one result.
2017-01-15:
Version 1.11.3:
  • Default search mode in user settings
  • Bug fixes
2017-01-02:
Version 1.11:
  • Map view of a single source
  • Zoom map with the mouse wheel (via user settings)
  • More regions for printing function
2016-12-10:
Version 1.9:
  • "My Locations" view
  • Fixed TK numbers in printed maps.
2016-11-27:
Version 1.8:
  • Enhanced printing function.
  • Print a recording status.
2016-10-22:
Version 1.7:
  • Changed editorial system.
2016-10-17:
Version 1.6.8:
  • bug-fixes
  • links to the CSCF (Centre Suisse de Cartographie de la Faune)
2016-10-02:
Version 1.6:
  • Updated import function.
2016-09-13:
Version 1.5:
  • Attachments for messages
2016-09-12:
Version 1.4.4:
  • Images can now be uploaded together with a single new record.
2016-09-04:
Version 1.4:
  • Bookmarks for biotope types
2016-08-30:
Version 1.3:
  • Direct navigation from species to species
2016-08-22:
Version 1.2:
  • Display filter for records,
  • Date entry in German format (DD.MM.YYYY).
2016-08-17:
Version 1.1:
  • New entry form for multiple records in table format.
  • Additional user settings regarding map format.
  • Bugfixes
2016-07-25:
The conversion and further work is completed. The system was switched to normal operation.
2016-07-11:
The conversion of the previous recording scheme has started.
2016-04-13:
Christoph Muster has delivered the Pseudoscorpion records from Klaus Lippold to the atlas. There are now over 1500 records with a high degree of detail.
2016-03-23:
Aloys Staudt has provided very detailed data from his collection/database. The data contain a total of 78812 records. Thank you very much!
2015-05-31:
Implementation for the new Atlas has started.