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22.12.2015
I just updated all modules connected to the inquiry database: Up to now, additional species data (the small symbols for map module, phenogram, red list, etc.) were only available for species present in the main database of kerbtier.de (that means species which I have found and photographed myself). Starting today, these data are available for all inquired species, which are surely determined or with only slight uncertainty (cf.) with the proviso that the species is present in Germany, and is part of the Red List of endangered species of Germany. I hope you find the new functionality useful!

29.11.2015
The faunistic database just increased to 62,612 records, the number of contributors to 864. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

02.11.2015
With the recently made programming experiences (jQuery) I have further improved the photo comparison module, the map module and the phenogram module. I hope you'll find the changes useful. Please don't forget to refresh in your browser as there are multiple changes in the javascripts and in the stylesheets.

31.10.2015
The module for the comparison of photos just got a new user interface today. Along with new the multi-criteria query capability (which is meanwhile a standard on kerbtier.de), the selection and transfer of the species into the picture slots for comparison is now handled with drag & drop. Furthermore, the design has been cleaned up a bit. Don't forget to refresh when you access the new version for the first time. I hope you enjoy the new version!

20.10.2015
The faunistic database just increased to 61,277 records, the number of contributors to 853. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

18.10.2015
I just made a revamp of all map functionality on kerbtier.de. In this context I have combined two modules, namely the standalone module for gathering map sheet numbers and the module for searching species by map sheet numbers with the primary map module. The faunistic database can now be searched using multiple criteria, the matches can be displayed as list, thumbnail overview (small and large) and as map, as before as static GIF map or (new) as dynamic map with the Google Maps UI. In this mode you can also gather map sheet numbers (in addition to the inline map modules which are available wherever map sheet data are needed). There were numerous changes in the javascripts. Please press in any case refresh in your browser when accessing kerbtier.de, especially if something seems not to work in the first attempt.

02.10.2015
I just developed the inquiry module further: Besides some design improvements I also applied some changes to the user guidance of the module to make its use even more intuitive.

26.09.2015
The faunistic database just increased to 60,653 records, the number of contributors to 846. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

31.08.2015
The faunistic database just increased to 59,449 records, the number of contributors to 832. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

29.08.2015
I just added a new functionality to the inquiry module: The newly added button allows to add a correct species name from a species list to your inquiry. If you already have an idea of the species name of the beetle you submit or you just want to submit a record, please don't hesitate to enter your own determination in the inquiry, preferably by using the button.

26.08.2015
The recent experiences with clustering ID requests in the module for checking the request status convinced me to introduce this feature also in the large search module for inquiries. Like before, it can display matching inquiries as full text or as thumbnail view. Unlike before you can now choose between large thumbnails with additional info and a very compact view with small thumbnails. In both thumbnail modes matching inquiries can now be clustered according to a user-selected order criterion. With this new feature the search module becomes quite powerful. I wish all kerbtier.de users lots of fun with the new function!

23.08.2015
I've just come up with a further improvement to the new module for checking the request status. If several users use the same nickname, one user can be now selected for display, all others will be hidden. The selection is saved as cookie. By the way: At the request of our forum user Christoph I just added a thumbnail view mode.

22.08.2015
I've just added a new module, which allows checking the status of your own inquiries or of other users and to cluster them according to various criteria. The module should help primarily the find your own requests for beetle ID quickly, whether they are still queuing for ID or are already answered and released. You may notice however when playing around with the clustering function, that simple statistics can be performed on the inquiries as well. I hope the new module will prove it useful.

01.08.2015
I've just uploaded the gallery update with 42 new species from 13 families. The number of species available on kerbtier.de increases to 2,505. At the same time the database of the map module increases to 58,758 records, the number of contributors to 800. I wish all visitors a pleasant stay on kerbtier.de!

05.07.2015
Starting today, all users of our ID forum can send private messages to our ID team members. Just go to the ID viewpage, open the team overview and click on the little letter icon below the respective admin photo.

01.07.2015
Record of Oenopia lyncea on June 28th, 2015 in the Lampertheim forest (South Hesse).

28.06.2015
The faunistic database just increased to 57,065 records, the number of contributors to 740. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

10.06.2015
Record of Stenocorus quercus on May 31st, 2015 in the Bössinger forest near Zeutern (Kraichgau).

31.05.2015
The faunistic database just increased to 55,103 records, the number of contributors to 703. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

18.05.2015
Record of Megapenthes lugens on May 16th, 2015 in the arid floodplain of Grißheim (South Baden).

01.05.2015
The faunistic database just increased to 53,550 records, the number of contributors to 657. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

28.03.2015
The faunistic database just increased to 52,642 records, the number of contributors to 638. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

01.03.2015
The faunistic database just increased to 51,099 records, the number of contributors to 629. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

27.02.2015
At the request of our forum user BUG I just implemented a new data field in the inquiry module and in the dependent view and search modules: The country of the discovery is now a mandatory entry field, allowing a database search for discoveries in (our outside) of specific countries. For all inquiries submitted up to now, I manually added this data field to enable full functionality. Please press refresh in your browser when visiting the inquiry search module for the first time to reload the new javascript file.

22.02.2015
And another update on the topic page introducing nature and species protection in Germany: Maik Hausotte contributed a new chapter (6 - Beetles in the approval/planning practice). Thanks, Maik!

15.02.2015
The topic page introducing the Federal Nature Conservation Act, the Federal Regulation for the Protection of Species and the FFH-Directive has been updated in chapters 3 (BNatSchG) and 4 (BArtSchV) according to the most recent changes in legislation. Thanks to Maik Hausotte!

04.02.2015
Dear kerbtier.de users, I just fixed an error that occurred today all of a sudden in the submission module. The Google Maps API became prematurely visible and overlayed the controls of the submission module, thus preventing the upload of photos and the entering of data. I've fixed the error now and everything should be back to normal. If necessary, please press refresh in your browser. Sorry for the inconvenience!

30.01.2015
The faunistic database just increased to 50,525 records, the number of contributors to 626. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

02.01.2015
The faunistic database just increased to 49,670 records, the number of contributors to 620. Thanks to all who contributed their faunistic records in this update cycle.

01.01.2015
I wish all visitors of kerbtier.de a happy and prosperous New Year 2015 and lots of fun with the beetle hobby!

New Year 2015




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