Thursday, January 07, 2016

The MOS Website Has Moved!

Our Insect Division Server, which had been running since 1995 (starting with a Mac IIcx in 1995 and moving to newer models every few years, and finally on a Mac mini), has been turned off as of January 5, 2016.  However, in advance of that, I have moved the Michigan Odonata Survey to a commercial service, with a new, and easily remembered url: http://michodonata.org. Most of the services are available, and I expect to upgrade them significantly over the next few months.    The MOS database server is no longer running Filemaker 11, but Filemaker 14, and no longer uses the php plugins of old.  The new database will be found at http://fms02.lsa.umich.edu/fmi/webd/#ummz_insects_mos  and I hope that you will be able to figure it out. :).  You can download your search results as an excel file, which will actually be more useful than the old server version.

In the coming months, look for updated maps based on actual coordinates via Google Maps, and the Odonata Larvae keys to work once again, and other tweaks that will improve the usefulness of the site.