New on this site

May 19, 2024:
Version 1.158:
  • Improved login procedure
  • Optimizations
May 11, 2024:
Version 1.157.4:
  • Links to Fauna Europaea are no longer shown (seems to be down permanently).
  • Improved mobile layout.
  • Solved possible log-in problems.
April 23, 2024:
Version 1.157:
  • Species maps now are able to display a layer containing GBIF record locations.
February 22, 2024:
Version 1.156:
  • For species lists and missing species the date of the last record is shown with higher precision.
January 19, 2024:
Version 1.155:
  • Improved layout on mobile devices.
  • Links to "Danish Spiders" are no longer displayed. These pages no longer show distribution maps.
December 23, 2023:
Version 1.154:
  • Enabled linking to NBN Atlas. The specific links will be completed over time.
September 23, 2023:
Version 1.153:
  • On species maps the locations are displayed according to the number of recorded specimens: a higher number is displayed as a more intensive color. When viewing the maps with location colors according to the latest record, nothing is changed.
August 1, 2023:
Version 1.152:
  • Implausible records are now displayed with full details.
  • Small changes and bugfixes.
July 4, 2023:
Version 1.151:
  • The statistics function "Recording Status" is now available for everyone.
May 21, 2023:
Version 1.150:
  • Improved statistics.
April 29, 2023:
Version 1.149:
  • Repaired detection of the districts of Luxembourg. We continue to use the districts instead of the cantons until Google Charts also supports the cantons.
  • Filter by external record link in record tables.
  • Mass-deletion of unused locations.
  • Bugfixes
April 26, 2023:
Version 1.148:
  • Search for vid.
  • Improvements to import function.
April 24, 2023:
Version 1.147:
  • For each record you can now enter a link to an external data source.
  • The number of temporary bookmarks can now be limited to 0 (effectively deactivating this feature).
  • Small improvements and bugfixes.
April 7, 2023:
Version 1.146:
  • Improvements to import function.
April 2, 2023:
Version 1.145:
  • Enabled linking to BOLD. The specific links will be completed over time.
March 31, 2023:
Version 1.144:
  • Notifications are now indicated in the user menu.
March 6, 2023:
Version 1.143:
  • new: Search for leg./det.
March 3, 2023:
Version 1.142:
  • Support for images in WebP format.
February 8, 2023:
Version 1.141:
  • Support for another format of date range of records when importing data.
  • You can now be logged in with multiple computers independently, i. e. logging out on one computer does not log you out on the other computers.
January 15, 2023:
Version 1.140:
  • New form for frequently reported species.
January 14, 2023:
Version 1.139:
  • Option to attach tags to records for various purposes (currently only usable by editors).
January 8, 2023:
Version 1.138:
  • List of records for locations on species map condensed to whole years per source. With a click you can get the list with full details.
  • Bugfixes
December 23, 2022:
Version 1.137:
  • Entry form "multiple species, multiple locations" now has the recording date with the location.
December 11, 2022:
Version 1.136:
  • Configuration of entry form "multiple species, multiple locations" is now stored for each source separately.
  • Bugfixes
November 20, 2022:
Version 1.135:
  • Page "All species with records"
October 28, 2022:
Version 1.134:
  • Improvements for Import and Export
October 8, 2022:
Version 1.133:
  • Improvements displaying and editing record images.
October 3, 2022:
Version 1.132:
  • Support habitat types as used in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg during import and direct entry (types are converted to EUNIS types).
  • Export CSV files with a BOM so that Excel displays special characters correctly.
September 10, 2022:
Version 1.130:
  • Checklists contain date of last record.
August 24, 2022:
Version 1.127:
  • Regions of Morocco
  • Improvements for editors
August 10, 2022:
Version 1.126:
  • Improvements for editors
July 19, 2022:
Version 1.125:
  • Improvements to UI on mobile devices.
May 27, 2022:
Version 1.124:
  • improved error handling
March 12, 2022:
Version 1.123:
  • Enabled linking to WAC (replaces Harvey's catalogs)
February 10, 2022:
Version 1.122:
  • Collection methods Fogging and Window trap.
February 4, 2022:
Version 1.121.3:
  • Bug fixes for Import feature
December 21, 2021:
Version 1.120:
  • Improvements when importing records with location information.
  • New collection methods and identification characteristics.
December 8, 2021:
Version 1.119:
  • Improved extended statistics (only for registered users).
December 4, 2021:
Version 1.118:
  • Enhanced import feature.
October 8, 2021:
Version 1.116:
  • Links to genera on family pages.
  • Bugfixes
September 19, 2021:
Version 1.115:
  • Enabled linking to EUNIS catalog. The specific links will be completed over time.
September 15, 2021:
Version 1.114:
  • Changed handling of WSC LSIDs
September 8, 2021:
Version 1.113:
  • Links to INPN are more precise.
  • Jordan and its regions.
September 4, 2021:
Version 1.112:
  • Enabled linking of families to further catalogs, e.g. GBIF, ITIS, ZooBank. The specific links will be completed over time.
August 26, 2021:
Version 1.111:
  • Extended statistics for sources.
July 16, 2021:
Version 1.109:
  • More printing options
  • Statistics "Recording activity"
July 7, 2021:
Version 1.108:
  • Enabled linking to further catalogs, e.g. GBIF, ITIS, ZooBank. The specific links will be completed over time.
June 19, 2021:
Version 1.107:
  • Warning when leaving a page with usaved changes.
  • Multiple small improvements.
June 12, 2021:
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).
May 26, 2021:
Version 1.105:
  • Improved display of a grid field.
  • Direct navigation between adjacent grid fields.
May 23, 2021:
Version 1.104:
  • Improved import function.
  • Bugfixes and smaller changes.
April 3, 2021:
Version 1.102:
  • When clicking on a country in the country statistics, the country is further refined to provinces (states, cantons, etc.).
April 1, 2021:
Version 1.101:
  • Detailled species statistics for elevation profile and recording years.
March 26, 2021:
Version 1.100:
  • More column types for nymph phases of pseudoscorpions.
March 23, 2021:
Version 1.99:
  • Manual marker size when printing (only for registered users).
March 12, 2021:
Version 1.98:
  • Extended the Import function
March 9, 2021:
Version 1.97:
  • Elevation profile for species (only for registered users)
  • More search engine plug-ins (s. Tools)
March 4, 2021:
Version 1.96:
  • Links to "Spiders of Balkan Peninsula"
February 27, 2021:
Version 1.95:
  • Printing base map "Central/Eastern Alps"
February 3, 2021:
Version 1.94:
  • Bookmark type for automatic bookmarks selectable.
January 23, 2021:
Version 1.93:
  • Improved display of locations on maps.
December 1, 2020:
Version 1.92:
  • Improvements of the CSV import (column type "species record")
  • Improved rendering when using Edge.
November 24, 2020:
Version 1.91:
  • Re-implemented EMail functionality. EMails could not be sent to some receivers.
October 30, 2020:
Version 1.90:
  • Feature to compare two sources (only for registered users).
September 27, 2020:
Version 1.89:
  • Map legend appears outside of printed map if necessary.
  • More user settings for map backgrounds.
September 23, 2020:
Version 1.88:
  • Feature to easily swap coordinates of location.
September 20, 2020:
Version 1.87:
  • List of sources for recording status (also downloadable).
  • Display map scale.
August 24, 2020:
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.
August 16, 2020:
Version 1.85:
  • Function to select from the closest locations when changing a record.
  • Bugfixes
August 10, 2020:
Version 1.84:
  • Records can be edited on species pages.
  • FFH habitat types can be used when entering records.
August 5, 2020:
Version 1.83:
  • Tool to enter coordinates in dd° mm.mmm' format
  • Quicker way to add synonyms
August 2, 2020:
Version 1.82:
  • Improved legit (for registered users).
  • More options for species map printing.
July 30, 2020:
Version 1.81:
  • Statistics on year of publication of sources.
  • Bugfixes
July 23, 2020:
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.
July 20, 2020:
Version 1.79:
  • New feature to quickly change the number of specimens, sex and adult status of records.
July 5, 2020:
Version 1.78:
  • Species maps and statistics can be limited to a region.
  • More map backgrounds for printing.
June 19, 2020:
Version 1.77:
  • Collection method "Colored pan trap"
  • Assessment of detail level of a source is now automated.
June 11, 2020:
Version 1.76:
  • Supports importing FFH habitat types
  • Source statistics
June 5, 2020:
Version 1.75:
  • Sources can now be linked in a more flexible way.
May 31, 2020:
Version 1.74:
  • Search results are highlighted.
  • Search for messages.
  • Bugfixes and smaller changes.
May 27, 2020:
Version 1.73:
  • Legend for species map (print feature)
May 3, 2020:
Version 1.71:
  • Alternative Excel format for export
  • Trusted users can now create new sources on their own.
April 19, 2020:
Version 1.70:
  • Assessment of processing status of sources
April 16, 2020:
Version 1.69.4:
  • Users could not successfully change their own EMail address.
April 8, 2020:
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
March 7, 2020:
Version 1.68:
  • Searching for coll: results editable
  • Bugfixes
February 8, 2020:
Version 1.67:
  • Display heatmap with record history (only for registered users).
January 16, 2020:
Version 1.65:
  • Display the grid field on maps "Records of all locations in…".
January 8, 2020:
Version 1.64:
  • Support for the grid system following Luxembourg 1930/Gauß
  • Support for entering coordinates as Luxembourg 1930/Gauß
  • Printing maps of Luxembourg
November 21, 2019:
Version 1.63:
  • New record entry form "multiple species, multiple locations" (only for registered users, only on source pages).
November 10, 2019:
Version 1.62:
  • Support for the 5 km grid based on Swiss coordinate system (CH1903)
  • Coordinate entry using Swiss coordinate system
  • Renaming of areas
November 2, 2019:
Version 1.61:
  • New: Watchlist (only for registered users)
October 12, 2019:
Version 1.60:
  • Link to Polish distribution maps.
  • Page "My Sources".
  • Improved species list of geogr. area (store area, predefined areas)
September 14, 2019:
Version 1.59:
  • During import no bookmarks are created for new locations.
  • Search for coll.
  • Smaller changes and bugfixes.
August 20, 2019:
Version 1.58:
  • Support for Gauß-Krüger coordinates
  • Bugfixes
August 15, 2019:
Version 1.57:
  • Support for the Slovak Grid (corresponds to TK 25)
August 10, 2019:
Version 1.56:
  • Support for French Grid RGF93/Lambert-93.
August 3, 2019:
Version 1.55:
  • Links to Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel
  • Improvements for statistics
July 27, 2019:
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).
July 16, 2019:
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.
July 13, 2019:
Version 1.53:
  • Country statistics for single species
  • Bugfixes
June 29, 2019:
Version 1.52:
  • Improved frequency lists (only for registered users)
June 10, 2019:
Version 1.51:
  • Detailed record history (only for registered users)
May 27, 2019:
Version 1.50:
  • Enter coordinates via a Google Maps link
  • Notes for Sources
May 16, 2019:
Version 1.49.1:
  • Error when adding or changing a large number of records.
May 11, 2019:
Version 1.49:
  • Improved import function
  • Improvements in user interface
April 27, 2019:
Version 1.48:
  • New icons
  • New statistics, first records (only for registered users)
April 16, 2019:
Version 1.47:
  • Removed map layer "Relief"
  • Improved record date checking
  • Species list of geographic area (only for registered users)
  • Internal changes
March 28, 2019:
Version 1.46:
  • Improved user settings
  • Bugfixes
March 16, 2019:
Version 1.45:
  • Improvements in user interface.
January 31, 2019:
Version 1.44:
  • Restrictions for unregistered users are now active.
  • Menu redesign.
  • Some locations were not displayed on species maps.
January 12, 2019:
Version 1.43:
  • Log-in using log-in data of AraGes Members Area.
January 9, 2019:
Version 1.42:
  • The import function now remembers the column configuration (per input file).
  • Bugfixes
January 5, 2019:
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.
December 30, 2018:
Version 1.40:
  • Printing of maps with half the resolution
  • Option to restrict the year range when printing maps
December 21, 2018:
Version 1.39:
  • Internal changes
December 3, 2018:
Version 1.38:
  • Map printing for Belgium
  • Map printing for Netherlands
  • Improvements for printing
  • Number of records per page configurable for users
November 20, 2018:
Version 1.37:
  • Links to maps of Finland and Denmark
  • Preparation for vernacular names (actual names will follow later)
November 18, 2018:
Version 1.36:
  • Map printing for Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Improvements for printing
  • Bugfixes
October 20, 2018:
Version 1.35:
  • Improved rendering on mobile devices
  • Support for the czech grid system
October 18, 2018:
Version 1.34:
  • Filter for country/region when searching for location
  • Improved general statistics
  • Bugfixes
September 18, 2018:
Version 1.32:
  • List of recently added sources on main page.
  • Record history statistics on species pages.
August 27, 2018:
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
July 15, 2018:
Version 1.30.1:
  • Added LSID to CSV download of checklists
July 3, 2018:
Version 1.30:
  • Displaying grid field when editing locations.
  • Bugfixes.
June 23, 2018:
Version 1.29:
  • Improved extended statistics
  • Improvements editing records
June 12, 2018:
Version 1.28:
  • EMail notification when editors have checked new records.
  • Improved filter in record tables.
June 2, 2018:
Version 1.27.8:
  • Support for OpenTopoMap
May 24, 2018:
Version 1.27.7:
  • Changes in the message form.
October 8, 2017:
Version 1.26:
  • Improved statistics.
October 7, 2017:
Version 1.25.1:
  • Online tool to crop images.
October 3, 2017:
Version 1.25:
  • Improved form for record entry in table format.
September 24, 2017:
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.
August 11, 2017:
Version 1.23:
  • Notifications in menu
  • Enabled longer passwords
July 14, 2017:
Added missing LSIDs. Also, corrected many errors in taxonomy and recorded overlooked synonymizations.
July 1, 2017:
Version 1.22.1:
  • Possibility to edit image descriptions after upload.
  • Bugfixes.
June 11, 2017:
Version 1.21:
  • Sources can be linked together (only by editors).
  • URLs in comments are converted to hyperlinks.
  • bugfixes
June 3, 2017:
Version 1.20:
  • Positioning function.
  • Better support for mobile devices with small screens.
May 10, 2017:
Version 1.19:
  • internal changes
April 22, 2017:
Version 1.18:
  • Order of records is configurable in user's settings.
  • internal changes, Bugfixes.
April 15, 2017:
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.
April 5, 2017:
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.
April 1, 2017:
Version 1.15:
  • You can now use BBCode in location descriptions.
March 27, 2017:
Version 1.14.1:
  • Verification of new EMail addresses failed.
March 22, 2017:
Version 1.14:
  • Log-in using EMail address;
  • Show locations as TK grid in source maps as necessary;
  • Bugfixes.
March 11, 2017:
Version 1.13:
  • Detailed source lists for species statistics;
  • New time range selector for species record maps.
March 9, 2017:
Version 1.12.1:
  • Decades can be hidden when printing;
  • Bugfixes
March 2, 2017:
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.
January 15, 2017:
Version 1.11.3:
  • Default search mode in user settings
  • Bug fixes
January 2, 2017:
Version 1.11:
  • Map view of a single source
  • Zoom map with the mouse wheel (via user settings)
  • More regions for printing function
December 10, 2016:
Version 1.9:
  • "My Locations" view
  • Fixed TK numbers in printed maps.
November 27, 2016:
Version 1.8:
  • Enhanced printing function.
  • Print a recording status.
October 22, 2016:
Version 1.7:
  • Changed editorial system.
October 17, 2016:
Version 1.6.8:
  • bug-fixes
  • links to the CSCF (Centre Suisse de Cartographie de la Faune)
October 2, 2016:
Version 1.6:
  • Updated import function.
September 13, 2016:
Version 1.5:
  • Attachments for messages
September 12, 2016:
Version 1.4.4:
  • Images can now be uploaded together with a single new record.
September 4, 2016:
Version 1.4:
  • Bookmarks for biotope types
August 30, 2016:
Version 1.3:
  • Direct navigation from species to species
August 22, 2016:
Version 1.2:
  • Display filter for records,
  • Date entry in German format (DD.MM.YYYY).
August 17, 2016:
Version 1.1:
  • New entry form for multiple records in table format.
  • Additional user settings regarding map format.
  • Bugfixes
July 25, 2016:
The conversion and further work is completed. The system was switched to normal operation.
July 11, 2016:
The conversion of the previous recording scheme has started.
April 13, 2016:
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.
March 23, 2016:
Aloys Staudt has provided very detailed data from his collection/database. The data contain a total of 78812 records. Thank you very much!
May 31, 2015:
Implementation for the new Atlas has started.