In remote locations without internet, one may still want to work with multiple mobile devices to collect data in the field and be able to synchronize or upload and manage that data on a laptop. This post explains how this can be done with FileMaker Pro.
Table Stitcher : a no-code, documenting, data blending solution
In this text, I will explain a common data problem that the sea turtle researchers at Osa Conservation asked me to solve. The solution is a so-called data blending tool to not just stitch data from multiple tables together, but also to address differences in data formatting, and to keep track and automatically document all modifications in metadata output files.
Creating a database fast and easy with FileMaker Pro
This post aims to demonstrate the relative ease and speed of working with Claris FileMaker Pro, by providing a step-by-step guide to create a simple data management tool.
Nature conservation grant databases
There are thousands of grants in nature conservation. Grant databases make the job of finding and selecting them easy. But which databases are there, and how to choose them?
Interval coding – what could possibly go wrong?
Consider a spreadsheet with a field that captures an amount. Instead of the actual amount, the field has a number of interval possibilities, like the ones in the image. What could possibly go wrong?
Introduction to online nature conservation databases. From data to knowledge product.
Since October last year, I collected about 50 online databases related to nature conservation, and about 30 database aggregators. The list is still growing and I am still drowning in this sea of data, but the outlines of that sea are becoming clear. This post sketches those outlines, starting at the point where data is created, and moving towards the point where it is turned into a knowledge product for policy making