Re: birding-aus Atlas software

Subject: Re: birding-aus Atlas software
From: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 22:29:41 +0800
At 10:04 18/01/00 +1000, Steve Clark wrote:
>Is anyone using the atlas software from Birds Australia - specifically the
>Windows version?

I registered my interest early, but I soon realised that it is far easier to
send the data in on the forms.  I preenter (another word for the language!)
my name, Atlas ID, phone, GPS standard details, year, etc while I am
watching TV or otherwise unoccupied.  Most of my records are done while I am
away, and some days I have had as many as 20 to 25 forms.  It would take
ages to enter via the computer and would run the risk of typos.  I also
transcribe the details of my forms to a personal notebook.  This can be
behind schedule a fair bit, but then I can keep the forms until I have
caught up.

The other issue that I have with electronic forms is that they are not
vetted by the regional organiser and their committee.

It was a good idea at the start, but I have changed my initial opinion and
now feel that this method of entry should be discouraged.
Frank O'Connor
8C Hardy Road
Nedlands  WA  6009
Phone : +61 8 9386 5694
ICQ : 14655047
Email : 
Birding WA

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