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Grid ref match untestable

by AndyAmphlett » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:23 am

Tom,

this record is returned as having a grid ref x vc matching that is untestable. But the grid ref, vc and site name all match. Is this a bug?

https://database.bsbi.org/search.php#re ... 2d847f188d

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Re: Grid ref match untestable

by admin » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:30 am

Hi Andy,

Thanks, it is a bug.

The record is unusual because it has two site names. That's supposed to be allowed and should be accommodated by the validation tools, but has not had much testing.

I will add this to the list of issues to fix, but it may be a while before it's done as this is probably fairly low priority. The record is valid and would be mapped, so I think the problem is limited to the spurious inclusion of the record on the wrong list in the validation tool (or, more likely, double-counting of the record in both valid and invalid grid-ref categories).

regards,

Tom
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Re: Grid ref match untestable

by AndyAmphlett » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:38 am

Thanks Tom, I'd not spotted that. Mam Sodhail is within Glen Affric so the site name might perhaps have been better entered as Glen Affric: Mam Sodhail which maintains both the original and subsequent more precise names.

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Re: Grid ref match untestable

by admin » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:58 am

Please leave both names on the record, as it's a useful test-case for the bug.
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Re: Grid ref match untestable

by AndyAmphlett » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:12 pm

Ok, will do.

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