7. The BSBI MapMate Book
BSBI commissioned Martin Rand to write a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook, covering all aspects of MapMate use from a BSBI perspective. This is a fantastic resource that should help answer almost any query you have about using MapMate! The available chapters can be downloaded as PDF files using the links below.
Martin Rand would be pleased to hear from you if you find any errors in the handbook, and to receive suggestions for improvement or other comments.
- BSBI MapMate Handbook prelims
- How to use this book
- Chapter 1: Installing and Setting Up MapMate
- Chapter 2: Preparing for Action
- Chapter 3: Data Entry
- Chapter 4: Reporting and maintaining
- Chapter 5: Exchanging Data
- Chapter 6: Backup and Recovery
- Chapter 7: Maps and Atlases
- Chapter 8: Schedules and Catalogues
- [Chapter 9: Using MapMate with Other Applications - not yet available.]
- Chapter 10: Keeping Up To Date
- Appendix A: MapMate Data Model
- Appendix B1: Useful Queries
- Appendix B2: text file containing SQL for custom queries
- Appendix C: Glossary
In places the Handbook makes use of a training database, see Chapter 2, page 2-7. The training database can be downloaded here: Training.mdb (zip file).
Martin Rand has also written an Introduction to SQL for Mapmate Users (updated January 2007), containing extensive guidance on how to write the code needed for adding custom analysis queries to MapMate. This is available via Hants Plants.
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