Identification Software

Julian Humphries jmh3 at CORNELL.EDU
Fri Mar 17 11:59:56 CST 1995

>To supplement traditional methods of identifying vascular plants (mostly
>trees and shrubs) in a Plant Ecology course, I would like to construct a
>software-based system for common items.  I don't need the rigor of a
>DELTA-based system; rather I would like something that uses simple
>descriptive characteristics (perhaps a list of characteristics up front)
>and then determines one or more possible "hits," with the option to view
>line art or photographs on screen.  Does anyone know what software I
>might use to construct something like this?  It should be PC-compatible,
>and operation under Windows would be nice.
>Steve Gough

I constructed a simple key for fishes using HTML and a Web browser.
It's easy to include figures, text lists and links to figures, can be easily
modified and works with the hardware you list and no $ investment is
software.  Note, you don't need a network, Netscape can be configured
to work just with local files.

Julian Humphries

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