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by Don Becker
March 11th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's up with naherp?
Replies: 9
Views: 9514

Re: What's up with naherp?

Jonathan, I had your reply pulled up, and wanted to address it, but it appears to have been editted now before I had a chance to do so. I mainly want to address this point In the same thread you quoted was this statement: If there is ever talk of NAFHA taking control of records (aside from maybe cha...
by Don Becker
March 11th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What's up with naherp?
Replies: 9
Views: 9514

Re: What's up with naherp?

At the end of 2017, I told HERP leadership that I needed to update my server to PHP 7. The code for NAHERP is not compatible though. My work load has increased, and I don't have the time to go through and rewrite the NAHERP code. I had actually set out to do it back in 2015 or 2016, and it just kept...
by Don Becker
February 3rd, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forum updated
Replies: 3
Views: 4589

Re: Forum updated

Also the green highlighting. Oh... so I shouldn't change those to yellow? The theme I based this one was all green, so I was going through and changing things to the yellow. I didn't get everything, and I needed to do the images still... but I guess if people like the green... that's less for me to...
by Don Becker
January 22nd, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forum updated
Replies: 3
Views: 4589

Forum updated

Hey guys, you probably notice the forum looks a bit different. With the most recent update, the old theme wasn't compatible any longer. I tried to match the look and feel the best I could, but changes in the structure make it so it can't be done exactly. The new layout should look better on mobile d...
by Don Becker
November 1st, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: HERP Mobile App Not Working
Replies: 10
Views: 14982

Re: HERP Mobile App Not Working

Mobile Mapper was made to work with HerpMapper, NAHERP, and a few other projects, so I didn't have to maintain separate apps for each one.
by Don Becker
November 1st, 2017, 3:12 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: HERP Mobile App Not Working
Replies: 10
Views: 14982

Re: HERP Mobile App Not Working

Are you using HERP Mobile, or Mobile Mapper? Mobile Mapper replaced HERP Mobile a long time ago.

http://www.naherp.com/app.php
by Don Becker
April 19th, 2016, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Louisiana "Snake Rodeo" Killfest (GRAPHIC)
Replies: 10
Views: 6246

Re: Louisiana "Snake Rodeo" Killfest (GRAPHIC)

Received an email back from FWS. They must copy and paste it. Mr. Becker, We aware of the snake rodeo, and our staff, as well as other informed professionals, are working to educate the sponsors and participants about the need and benefit to leaving the snakes as a vital part of the lake’s ecosystem...
by Don Becker
April 19th, 2016, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Louisiana "Snake Rodeo" Killfest (GRAPHIC)
Replies: 10
Views: 6246

Re: Louisiana "Snake Rodeo" Killfest (GRAPHIC)

I contacted Louisiana Dept of Fish and Wildlife to ask why this is allowed, and even more so, why a Sheriff Dept is sponsoring it. Contact info for LA Dept of Fish and Wildlife is: Office of Wildlife Public Information / Media Contact Trey IIes, [email protected].la.gov (225) 765-5115 Office of Fisheries Pu...
by Don Becker
April 11th, 2016, 4:58 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New Data Request - Jan 26, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 12082

Re: New Data Request - Jan 26, 2016

Coluber Constrictor wrote: If not, how can I access my account on there?
Accounts were created using the same email address as used on your NAHERP acount if you did not already have an account. You can request a password at https://www.herpmapper.org/auth/reset
by Don Becker
April 10th, 2016, 4:10 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New Data Request - Jan 26, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 12082

Re: New Data Request - Jan 26, 2016

I said no to this, and my NAHERP records apparently have been transferred to Herpmapper anyway. You said no in the comments, but did not actually vote. The system is automated, and is not able to parse comments, so the actual votes are required. Because you didn't vote, your default action defined ...
by Don Becker
March 18th, 2016, 5:43 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Questions about entering NAHERP data
Replies: 9
Views: 13921

Re: Questions about entering NAHERP data

chrish wrote: Go to the app store and search for "Mobile Mapper".

Or follow this link since Don just updated it - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id670772103
Don't forget to link to the instructions for setting it up

http://www.naherp.com/app.php
by Don Becker
January 6th, 2015, 7:45 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Questions about data collection quality with a smart phone
Replies: 9
Views: 6430

Re: Questions about data collection quality with a smart pho

Some of the work I do could require me to go around finding GPS points that I've already marked out from a map, or logging a number of GPS data points in a row, or possibly even making GPS tracks. My assumption is that it would be more difficult to do those things with a camera GPS than it would wi...
by Don Becker
January 6th, 2015, 12:04 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Questions about data collection quality with a smart phone
Replies: 9
Views: 6430

Re: Questions about data collection quality with a smart pho

The quality and ease of monitoring/reading the camera-based GPS would also be a concern for me
What is your concern with it?
by Don Becker
January 5th, 2015, 6:00 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Questions about data collection quality with a smart phone
Replies: 9
Views: 6430

Re: Questions about data collection quality with a smart pho

In addition to your other valid concerns, I'd think about trying to use a touchscreen device in a wet, muddy jungle. I have had to skip taking records when all I had on me was my cell phone. When I kayak on the river, I keep my phone/camera in a dry box, and keep a dry rag with as well so I can dry...
by Don Becker
January 5th, 2015, 2:12 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Questions about data collection quality with a smart phone
Replies: 9
Views: 6430

Re: Questions about data collection quality with a smart pho

* I'm concerned that the GPS accuracy would be significantly lower than with a handheld GPS device, especially in the forest with significant tree canopy That's going to vary with each device and what they have for GPS chips. My phone get's me just as accurate a reading as the past handheld GPS uni...
by Don Becker
December 17th, 2014, 7:03 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account
Replies: 69
Views: 78318

Re: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account

We have also released data to people who said that the majority of it was not useful because it didn't included location information other than the county the record was from.
by Don Becker
December 17th, 2014, 5:15 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account
Replies: 69
Views: 78318

Re: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account

If you decision was made up already, why did you make a poll? So far, the majority of people don't think you should terminate your account, me included. Part of the goal of NAFHA is to educate. Part of education is constructive criticism. Why can't we work to help each other to record more accurate ...
by Don Becker
December 16th, 2014, 7:14 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account
Replies: 69
Views: 78318

Re: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account

My point is we as a group do not have a working definition of reliable. Older and lower quality GPS systems will be less reliable than newer, higher tech ones. Are you going to tell anybody who doesn't have a top-of-the-line GPS to not bother entering their data? You should try to be as detailed as...
by Don Becker
December 16th, 2014, 1:39 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account
Replies: 69
Views: 78318

Re: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account

What I would suggest is figuring out a consistent but repeatable circle of confusion (say 10km/6mi) and pick a point within that distance a random direction away from the precise spot. Enter that spot and enter 10km as your accuracy. Just don' t lie about locality. If that is a policy that people w...
by Don Becker
December 16th, 2014, 8:19 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account
Replies: 69
Views: 78318

Re: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account

How does a record lacking the level of accuracy desired by agencies compare to their use of historical data a century or more before GPS (or really, before accurate land survey information) to make policy decisions? In other words, let's say an agency wants a species protected because it "is known ...
by Don Becker
December 15th, 2014, 5:29 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: New Data Request - December 15th, 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 3241

New Data Request - December 15th, 2014

This is actually being done as two data requests, for the same data. One requests has the provision that locations may be published with the paper, and the other that no locations may be released. Vote according to your preference. http://www.naherp.com/user/view-data-request.php?dr_id=63 http://www...
by Don Becker
November 16th, 2014, 7:49 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Why does NAFHA exist?
Replies: 4
Views: 3188

Re: Why does NAFHA exist?

NAFHA is where I got connected to the herping world. Brian Eager sent me here after I asked a question about some Utah lizards and wanted to find a place where I could learn about herping in California. You mean FHF is where you were sent. NAFHA came out of the FHF community, but even without NAFHA...
by Don Becker
November 13th, 2014, 10:05 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP--Is There a Way to...
Replies: 13
Views: 7402

Re: NAHERP--Is There a Way to...

Is this something we end-users can do already? If so, I'm unsure where to begin the process. Nope, not something you can do yet. Was giving the different options of what system I could build it into. I could make it generate the small png maps in a decent enough speed I think, or use the flash maps...
by Don Becker
November 12th, 2014, 6:59 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP--Is There a Way to...
Replies: 13
Views: 7402

Re: NAHERP--Is There a Way to...

If you saw one map, then your browser supports SVG just fine. It just didn't load the second map for some reason.
by Don Becker
November 11th, 2014, 3:39 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP--Is There a Way to...
Replies: 13
Views: 7402

Re: NAHERP--Is There a Way to...

http://www.naherp.com/test/svg.html That page should load two SVG maps that are generated in real time. The first one is the small image style, the other is the full size large one. Both allow for panning and zooming. The speed of which you can pan and zoom depends on your computer though, and the l...
by Don Becker
November 11th, 2014, 3:01 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP--Is There a Way to...
Replies: 13
Views: 7402

Re: NAHERP--Is There a Way to...

BTW, as SVG support becomes more common place, doing the taxon specific maps would probably be easier now if I just generate SVG instead of jpeg/png. Doing that would be really fast for each species, but you would have to convert the SVG to jpeg/png if you want. The most intensive part of the map ge...
by Don Becker
November 11th, 2014, 2:59 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAHERP--Is There a Way to...
Replies: 13
Views: 7402

Re: NAHERP--Is There a Way to...

It's not a difficult thing to do. You just make it only use records on or before the date you specify, and for "age or records" calculations, make it do it on that date instead of the current date. For per species, we have those flash maps for those since generating the jpeg/png maps for every taxa ...