OzAtlas-Atlas of Living Australia App

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Subject: OzAtlas-Atlas of Living Australia App
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:32:54 +1000
Hi Ian,

The folk at the Alas of Living Australia (ALA) are quite happy to receive 
feed-back or reports of problems with their database or app. Their contacts can 
be found at 


Carl Clifford

Sent from my iPad

On 13/04/2012, at 12:37, "" <> wrote:

> It would be good to know from where the data for this are being derived as 
> there are some anomalies. I have just tried it and looking at birds in my 
> local area it includes "Australian Wild Duck" (Anas superciliosa) and "Black 
> Teal" (Anas castanea). Not sure where these common names came from.
> Also includes both Common Myna (Sturnus tristis) and Indian Mynah 
> (Acridotheres tristis) in the same list which indicates lack of coordination 
> of nomenclature.
> These may be minor (excuse pun) issues with an otherwise helpful resource but 
> may also indicate wider issues for taxa with which I am far less familiar and 
> would not necessarily detect such repetitions/errors.
> There are also probably another 20-30 species not inlcuded in the list that 
> are relatively common in the area but I note that even the most common 
> species are only accounted for by a handful of occusrences so the database 
> must be very light on entries.
> That said, as a "work-in-progress" this app shows some potential and you 
> can't complain about the price.
> Ian
>> On 12 April 2012 13:14, Carl Clifford<>  wrote:
>> Dear B-A,
>> Last year I posted about the Atlas of Living Australia project. The good 
>> folk at the ALA project have now released an app for iPad etc., called 
>> OzAtlas which allows you to call up information on a large percentage of 
>> Australia's Flora&  Fauna. One feature I like is that you can call up a 
>> listing of those species that have been recorded in an area. The App is an 
>> on going project, and allows you to enter your own sightings and so help the 
>> App. grow. Oh, and the price is pretty good, it is free.
>> Cheers,
>> Carl Clifford
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