About online queries of the Faunmap database
First, THIS IS EXPERIMENTAL. I suggest being cautious about the results
of these queries.
Second, these results are not based on a complete set of the
database. We are running this through Arc/Info, a powerful geographic
information system (GIS) program at the ISM
GIS Laboratory. However, Arc/Info does not
to the full set of relational connections for which the database was designed.
Therefore you will not be able to do as much as you could on your own machine.
Beyond that, the maps and lists produced may contain references not shown
in the published volumes: this is because in the hard copy we did not
report occurrences in disturbed or mixed contexts, or intrusive specimens
in the maps.
Finally, a query has to go through several steps in order
to return the map and listing to you. This all needs some testing, and I
sure would like some feedback on
problems (or otherwise).
You will note that there are several different forms named:
For the first two you will need to have a copy of the list of
(and this is a good idea anyway as it will help you with the output).
I had to make a separate form for Lynx as the version I used for testing
could not handle some elements of the pull-down items. You should also
download a copy of the
The second two forms have scrolling selection
of taxa within the forms, and have been tested with several versions of