But you want to create an encyclopedia of aquatic invertebrates or
some kind of interactive resource to classify them?


Saludos,

-- luismiguel  (@lmorillas)


2015-08-08 3:45 GMT+02:00 Declan <declanjmcc...@gmail.com>:
> Hi folks
>
> I have put some aquatic insect resources online in WE and I'm considering a
> new one.
>
> The idea is an aquatic invertebrate key...point and click with lots of
> photographs.
>
> All traditional identification keys essentially work the same way...paired
> questions that walk you through the identification process.  But imbedded in
> this process, and ignored in a paper key, there is some binary logic.  Each
> insect either has or has not got each of several characteristics.  I think
> my first draft will be similar to the traditional, time honored key.
>
> But....I think that I can make the process more efficient by building some
> mug shot pages.  The idea will be to have panels of 4 images and have users
> click on the best match.  Most people can tell if they have a snail, an
> insect, a worm, or an arachnid. My thinking is that 4 pictorial choices
> could rapidly take a person through the process and reduce some frustration
> for beginners.
>
> Also built into all organism classifications we have nested groups.  Several
> species within each genus; some genera within each family.....etc.  I wonder
> if I need to build that into file structure?  Or would that be better
> handled using Wiki categories and sub categories?
>
> Any thoughts or suggestions before I begin?
>
> Cheers
>
> Declan
>
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