I would like to start recording in MapMate, both for 1000 for 1KSQ, and generally. I have downloaded the latest version. I used to use it several years ago as recorder for my local bird club but never really got into how to use the maps and I am now starting from scratch.
I would appreciate some advice on how best to set it up so I can extract records for 1000 for 1KSQ but still have sites within the 1KSQ. At the moment I am a bit confused - the beginners guide doesn't seem to explain this. Is there a downloadable guide to MapMate somewhere that I haven't found yet?
Hope this is ok to post this here.
One thing you can do is use the reference field. So you could have a reference of 1000for1km as the reference for anything within your square and then it doesn't matter what the site name is. To then get all your records you put the relevant reference in and then either click on Query, Records for all valid fields or click on the word Reference then Show all related then RecordsReplyDelete
Thank very much, this sounds like a simple way to get what I want. I will try it out tonight. Can you add more than one reference, as I also record a patch which overlaps the 1ksq?
I use MapMate but I am far from proficient or expert. I can just about get what I want out of it with a bit of effort, though I do find it very easy in terms of general use for entering records.
Have a look at the SQL code I posted a while ago:
In MapMate, if you click on Analysis from the main toolbar, then from the menu double-click User Queries and then double-click . Give it a suitable name like 'Classified Species List for <10k square> in ' and then paste in the code from the above post and save the query. When you run it you should then get a list of all your species, however as I mention in the post I can't get this to work at 1km level so it will only be good for you if you are not entering records from sites outside of your 1km square in the same 10km square.
If there are other MapMate users on here doing something more useful I'm sure we'd all benefit ...
I have had a look at your code, but I am afraid it's all a mystery to me at the moment, I will try to get my head round it later. In the meantime I think I will go down the reference route for now.
Thanks very much for replying
I have been doing a bit of searching, other MapMate newbies like me may be interested.ReplyDelete
The BSBI website has some MapMate help under resources: http://www.bsbi.org.uk/resources.html
I have also found these training videos very useful: https://sites.google.com/a/bsbi.org.uk/bsbimapmate/
(Signposted from MapMate Alert No 103)