I'm answering your email on Peter's
behalf. I have been working with the Multimedia IT group at the ABC to
resolve this problem. After weeks of intensive testing, we have been able to
determine the source of the problem. Basically, we've narrowed it
down to a server software component. An added factor is that the Birds site
is running on quite an old machine. We have found out that it isn't a problem
with the Atlas site... but a problem with the machine it is running
When I spoke with the IT Manager at the ABC last Thursday, he said
that the Atlas site was going to be moved to a brand new server at the beginning
of this week. I have tested the site on several different days this
week and it has been up and running every time I have tested it. When was the
last time you tested it? It may be that they are in the process of moving the
site... and that it is still running on the old server. If that is the case,
we'll still be experiencing outages as the server has to be rebooted every time
this problem occurs. I will contact the ABC again
to get a status update.
We will soon be putting up a mirror site up here in Melbourne. That
means that we'll have a backup site for accessing your Atlas results (both will be accessible via the Birds Australia Atlas
If you have any other queries, please don't hesitate to contact
Peter or myself. Unfortunately, we're both on holidays next week. But, we'll be glad to field any
queries or enhancement ideas for the next release of the Atlas site after that
australia web: www.acromap.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris
Thursday, 5 July 2001 9:42
> To: ;
Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Bird Atlas Map Viewer running again
> I still cannot access the info on the Bird Atlas Map
> Is it still up
> and going?
> Chris Coleborn
> ----- Original
> From: "Peter Griffioen"
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 6:49
> Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Bird Atlas Map Viewer running
> > Dear All,
> > After
experiencing all manner of server gremlins, the Birds
> > (our national broadcaster, not the Aus. Bird Count) and
acromap Bird Atlas
> > Map Viewer website is up and running again. I
> absence hasn't
> > too much
> > Its at:
> > Please note that this version allows observers to
make a list of all
> > THEY have ever submitted. See
the online help (the ?
> button) for details.
> > Other minor
changes include lists in taxonomic order and faster map
> > generation.
The current online database is from 7th April
> 2001 which is
> > as fresh as it could be. This will be updated soon to
include more recent
> > observations soon.
> > Peter Griffioen
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