Yes, before one rejects a new listing system perhaps one should consider
whether it's better than previous ones. Has anyone tried this Konkoit database?
I agree with your final point about validation. As far as I know, this does
distinguish eBird from many others, and it would be hard to beat it.
My memory of Dave Torr's project, if it's the one I'm thnking of, was that it
was primarily intended to collate information about birding sites - locations,
maps, brochures, etc. A good idea, and I don't think it has been made fully
obsolete by the likes of eBird.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birding-Aus
> On Behalf Of Mark Gafney
> Sent: Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:19 PM
> To: Dave Torr
> Cc: birding-aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Yet another listing app!
> I seem to remember you launched your own listing project some
> time ago. I dont see you pushing it anymore so perhaps you
> took it down and are therefore maybe a bit biased against
> others launching similar projects.
> I seem to remember other projects (I think BirdStack was one)
> which also came and went probably because of the costs
> involved in running projects like this. My point is that
> there are pros and cons to different projects depending on
> what people want from their app but probably the most
> important thing is that the data gets validated somewhere,
> otherwise garbage in--garbage out
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 9:59 PM, Dave Torr
> <> wrote:
> > Just had a email from Konkoit who have launched yet another listing
> > app - seriously how many does the world need and how
> fragmented will
> > all the data become if everyone uses a different system......
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