Re: birding-aus Atlas software

To: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Atlas software
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 11:10:41 +1000
Hooray, someone said it at last! As regional organiser for SA I'm with
Frank on this one.

At 10:29  19/01/00 +0800, you wrote:
>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 : 
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  Tony Russell,
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