Australia's Virtual Herbarium

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Resources for development and management of Australia's Virtual Herbarium

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Background

The AVH provides on-line access to the totality of data and information and other resources in Australian herbaria.

Strategic Plan

Policies

Information

Data Providers and Data Quality

Data providers wishing to be involved in AVH without the need for a BioCASE web service need to be able to upload Comma Separated Values (CSV) formatted data according to the notes supplied at CSV File Notes for AVH 3. A login to AVH 3 is also required. More information will be available once AVH 3 is released.

Development

Versions

AVH version and release history
Version Release Date Link Comments
AVH 0 0.2 Sept 1999 Initial code developed by research group from the University of Adelaide and State Herbarium of South Australia with help from KE Software and others. Prototype known as the Virtual Australian Herbarium. Original implementation using GIF Fly. Demonstration producing Australia-wide distribution maps of Acacia species sourcing data from specimen databases in AD, PERTH, NSW and CANB secured $10M funding for specimen data capture.
AVH 1  ?  ? Development by KE Software. Presumably a KE Software release. Display engine rewritten using Mapserver on-line GIS. Release renamed as the Australia's Virtual Herbarium.
AVH 2 2.1.0  ? [1] Development by KE Software. Previous version of AVH by KE Software specifies version 2.1.0
AVH 3 3.0.1 12 December 2007 Development by eResearch SA. Redevelopment as open source application using public domain software, based on TDWG standards.
3.0.2 15 May 2008 [2] Development by eResearch SA. Source materials on SourceForge
3.1.1 September 2008 [3] Development by eResearch SA. Source materials on Google Code
3.2.0  ?December 2009 Under development by eResearch SA.

Note: despite the project with eResearch SA being persistently referred to as AVH 2, the version of the code is in fact version 3.0 and should be referred to as AVH 3. Documentation on the versions of HISPID is found on the main HISPID page.

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