Lists are new feature in Ornithopedia and currently in the testing phase.
Here you can create Tours (e.g. "My trip to the Lake" and add all the sightings you have seen in that time to this Tour-List. All such lists should only be created for testing purposes. For Feedback on how to improve this feature for your use case please use the contact page.
Detailed explanation of all the settings:
1 - Toggle Button
This shows or hides the buttons below it.
2 - Add Bird
Clicking this leads to the add bird screen to add an entry to the list. Above it is the numbers of entries, if a filter is active is shows the amount of currently shown entries and the amount of all entries divided by a slash. This screen does not automatically turn off when the device is left unattended, but needs to be turned off manually. So while you are adding birds you do not have to constantly wake up your phone. This behavior can be changed in the settings. If a tick is set in a tick box the corresponding entry will be automatically set each time. A tick in the box beside time and will automatically fill in the time the "add bird" button was clicked. A tick beside location will fill in the last location used. A tick in the box for GPS will automatically fill in the current position if known. If not, the best guess or just the center of the current default country.
Name - You can enter any name you want or leave it blank. The language of the suggested names can be changed in the settings.
Count - The amount of birds you have seen for that entry.
Time & Date - Time and date of the sighting. Clicking it for 2 seconds will remove the entry.
Location - Any new location entered will added to the suggestions in the future. These suggestions can be edited by clicking the little arrow pointing to the right in the same row.
Distance - Between you and the bird.
Contact - To specifiy if you have for example only heard the bird.
Comment - Can contain any special characters.
GPS - If GPS is enabled this will open a Google Map and show your current GPS coordinates. The map will be blank if you have no internet enabled, but the GPS cooradinates still work. If GPS is disabled it will simply open a Google Map with your currently set default location in focus, so even without a GPS signal you can set the GPS coordiantes if you have internet by zooming and clicking on the map.
If you press down for 2 seconds on the Add-Bird button, you can switch to "Quick-Removal-Mode". While in this mode clicking on an entry in the list will no longer lead you to it, but only highlight it. Also the eye symbol will change to a garbage can. Clicking on the garbage can will remove all entries that are highlighted. You can switch back by pressing down for 2 seconds on the garbage can symbol.
3 - Map / List Toggle
This switches the view between a list of names and Google Map with markers for each entry. Clicking on a marker will show the name and date of the corresponding entry.
4 - Filter
There are currently four available filters. By name, location and a date range. These filters can be combined with each other in any way. You can see if a filter is active by the icon shown. If it is a plain circle, no filter is active. Otherwise it will look like in the image at the top of this page.
Name and location will filter out anything not containing what is entered, e.g. entering "en" in the name filter will remove "Mandarin Duck" from the list, but will leave in "Golden Pheasant". All Uppercase's will be ignored and treated like lowercase's.
The Date range will include the date in "from", but exclude the date in "to", e.g.: Filtering from 24.10.2014 to 27.10.2014 will show all birds with the date "24.10.2014", "25.10.2014" and "26.10.2014".
5 - Sorting
There are currently four available sorting modes. By date and time added to the list. By date and time seen. By Name and by Location. You can switch the sorting from ascending to descending and vice versa by simply clicking the sort icon for 2 seconds. Empty entries will always be shown at the bottom, i.e. sorting by location will show all entries with no location entered below all with one. There is always exactly one sorting mode active at a time.
6 - Export
If you click export the currently shown list can be exported. The default location for the exported file is at "../.Ornithopedia/Lists/..". The File name will be the name of the tour and date (or a current time stamp if neither of them has a value). The file type is a .csv. This is a text file that has a line for each entry. All entry data (date, location etc.) will be encases in quotation marks and separated from each other with commas in that line. To import such a file into a program like for example Excel or LibreOffice Calc you have to simply open it with that program and, if not automatically detected, select during the import comma as separator and the double quotation mark " as delimiter. Careful with the quotation mark as there are multiple types, depending on the language and you need to select the plain one as used here, with no bending to either side. You can also open the .csv file with a text editor, copy the whole text content and paste it into a new Excel/LibreOffice file with the same result.
Currently (Ornithopedia Version 1.1.1) there are 3 export possibilities.
- The default Ornithopedia Format will export all data known to the App to the file.
- A file with the GPS Visualisation Format can be used on sites like Gpsvisualizer.com, where you can get the map or convert it to other formats, such as the Google Earth format KML.
- The eBird Checklist Format can be used to import your list to eBird.com.
You can also hand this file directly to another App from within Ornithopedia. For example if you want to export a list and Email it to someone.