Re: Recording data

Subject: Re: Recording data
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 13:43:49 +1100
Hi Everyone.

I'm just wondering if there is any specific software, or web application that 
is available for recording trips, life lists, year lists etc?
At the moment I use an MS Spreadsheet based on Christidis and Boles 2008 for my 
life list, year list, trips etc, but I find that it just doesn't have the 
flexibility that I want from it.

I'm looking for an application that will allow me to input data taken over a 
period of time, then to produce different graph reports. I want to have 
different reports that will allow me to show how many species visit a certain 
location over the period of a year, or how many of a particular species was 
seen at a location over the period of a year, and other similar type of reports.

I can create reports within MS Access that will do the reporting the way that I 
want it to, but I can't get it to print it out as a graph. And I can create 
reports within MS Excel that will print out the report in a graph, but the data 
entry is tedious and time consuming, because I can't work out how to create a 
data entry template that captures the data for the report. I have to input the 
data manually each time.

I have been toying with the idea of creating a web-based application that will 
allow me enter in data from trips (Species, age, sex, etc etc), then prints out 
a report by location, species, age, sex etc, so that I can see species 
specifics for a location over a given period. However, the learning curve for 
that is more than my basic HTML editing skills can handle.

Any help is much appreciated.


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