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Duplicate records

by admin » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:26 am

I've added an option to the bottom of the search result pages to hide 'duplicate' records from the displayed results.

The filter is fairly unsophisticated and only aims to detect the most precise record for a given taxon-gridsquare-date combination. It ignores all other fields, including placename, recorder and status.

This should be seen as a 'first attempt' at filtering duplicates - so I'd be interested to know if it works; is useful; and what needs to be improved.

Currently the filter only affects the tabular search results displayed on-line and doesn't affect record exports or mapping.
Tom Humphrey
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