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New features in Kotka

Published 26.10.2015 - 11:28. Modified 28.10.2015 - 6:53. — Mikko Heikkinen Technical news

New features of Kotka published during recent iterations:

October 26

  • Tool to record and add new measurements in a more flexible way
  • Field to record specimen parts (bones, skin, antlers...)
  • Associated specimen taxa -field, which allows creation of associated specimen units automatically
  • Option to browse historical versions of specimen data
  • Option to search specimens by image count
  • Tools for testing Trimble's GPS service API (Trimble TerraFlex)
  • Small improvements and bug fixes

October 8

  • Cross-validation of Finnish municipality names and coordinates
  • Validation phase performance improvements, so that more specimens can be imported at one time
  • Finnish manual extended (search help, labelin standard, metadata help)
  • Kotka connected to FinBIF's new data warehouse (not public yet)
  • Kotka backend moved from Windows to Linux server
  • Bug fixes

September 18

  • Simple tool to record tissue and DNA sample information
  • Insect label customizing tool
  • Advanced filtering and sorting of transactions
  • Finnish manual extended (taxonomy and identifications)
  • Shortcut to seach your own specimens edited today
  • Small improvements


Photos: Ant: Wikimedia User Sandstein CC-BY, Owls: Wikimedia Bent Christensen CC-BY-3.0, Deer: Lynette Schimming Flickr: EOL Images CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0

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