Atlas analysis

Subject: Atlas analysis
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 14:13:04 +1000
A question for the Atlas folk at BA but, I'm sure, of interest to many of us.

On what basis will the data from this Atlas be mapped or analysed?  I thought I 
heard, or saw, somewhere something about doing something on a 30 minute block 

I ask this as I'm wondering how best to configure my Atlassing to be of 
greatest value.  On recent trips I have made the effort to get into previously 
unatlassed blocks to fill some gaps.  Wherever possible I try and do three 20 
minute searches, ie an hours birding in a 10 minute block.

Now, I'm about to head up to Cunnamulla and will be staying at a site where I 
completed quite a lot of Atlas sheets last year and I know others have also 
been there and done the same.  I have, hot of the press courtesy of the Atlas 
folk, the coverage of that area as of June 2001.  Sure enough the Cunnamulla 
blocks are well covered but the 1 degree block immediately to the north 
(Cunnamulla is in the 10 minute block 28 05S 145 45E) has a grand total of 13 
Atlas sheets returned from only 6 10 minute blocks (ie 30 unatlassed 10 minute 
blocks).  There are an equivalent number of unatassed blocks in the 1 degree 
block immediately to the north east of Cunnamulla.

My question is: am I better trying to do a few blocks well or try and get into 
as many of these unatlassed blocks as possible?  What is of the greatest value 
to the Atlas?



David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
P.O. Box 2111
Dubbo NSW 2830
Ph. Freecall 1800 621 056 or 02 6883 5335

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