Bird Atlas Map Viewer running again

To: "'Chris Coleborn'" <>
Subject: Bird Atlas Map Viewer running again
From: "Cheryl A. Quirion" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 21:36:06 +1000

Hi Chris:

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 on.

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 page).

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 time.

kind regards,


cheryl a. quirion               phone: +61.3.9457.7243
acromap pty ltd                email:
melbourne, australia        web:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Coleborn [
> Sent: Thursday, 5 July 2001 9:42
> To: ;
> Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Bird Atlas Map Viewer running again
> Peter,
> I still cannot access the info on the Bird Atlas Map Viewer.
> Is it still up
> and going?
> Regards,
> Chris Coleborn
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Griffioen" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 6:49 PM
> Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Bird Atlas Map Viewer running again
> > Dear All,
> >
> > After experiencing all manner of server gremlins, the Birds
> Australia, ABC
> > (our national broadcaster, not the Aus. Bird Count) and
> acromap Bird Atlas
> > Map Viewer website is up and running again. I hope its
> absence hasn't
> caused
> > too much inconvenience.
> >
> > Its at:
> >
> >
> >
> > Please note that this version allows observers to make a list of all
> species
> > 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
> not
> > as fresh as it could be. This will be updated soon to
> include more recent
> > observations soon.
> >
> >
> > Peter Griffioen
> >
> >
> > Birding-Aus is on the Web at
> >
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