New Explore pages

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New Explore pages

In November 2020 we have updated the Explore pages for "All records" and "My records". You should find that these load a lot faster than the previous versions, and are capable of displaying all records (so that the default restriction to the latest month of records that was set on the old "All records" page is no longer needed). Many of the features of the new pages are similar to the old, but there are some changes. The old versions of the pages will remain available for some time, so that these can still be accessed if needed (via links at the top of the new pages).

For full details of the new pages see using the new Explore pages (in the Help menu).

 

Hawkeye1
New explore pages

I'm afraid I am now unable to access 'my records' to see/edit etc on the new pages .... it simply goes to the new pages, freezes comes up with an error message that won't disappear even if you keep hitting the OK button and I have to leave the iRecord site completely and re-load the home page again.   Is anyone else having that problem?

Thanks.

  

iRecord support
browser

I haven't seen an error message myself on the new My records page. Can you let us know which web browser you are using? And what does the error message say?

Are you still able to access the old page at:

https://www.irecord.org.uk/my-records-old

 

Surreybirder
I have the same problem.

I have the same problem. I get a message saying elasticsearch failed in a box with an 'OK' button.  I'm using Firefox with Malwarebytes.

Same result on Chrome.

The alternative link to the old site is working fine.

Ian Beddison
Hi,

Hi,

I'm having the same problem as Surrey Birder. I get the Elasticsearch failed message, with an Okay button that takes about 4 clicks to clear. I've tried logging in using 2 different browsers - Firefox and Vivaldi, with the same result. 

 

iRecord support
Thanks

Thanks for the reports, we'll investigate and fix it when we can.

johnvanbreda
This should be fixed now -

This should be fixed now - thanks for letting us know.

John

Gustav Clark
It works very well.

It is faster that the Species Maps and has the advantage that date filters can be appied.

Surreybirder
Yes, thanks, quick fix!!

Yes, thanks, quick fix!!

Major Bombylius
New Explore

Doesn't display well on Android. The delay confused me and I ended up submitting twice.

Gustav Clark
Probably a matter of shorter

Probably a matter of shorter time at the server but a larger volume of data to download.  In the old version the server time was defnitely the controlling factor.

MikeF
Bug?

Explore all records for square TQ5536 Broadwater Warren near Tunbridge Wells is coloured very dark blue. However clicking on this square show 3 records. There should be a large number. I've tried several times on two computers.

MikeF
More bugs?

I click on a square in Sussex. First page of results states 30 of 65. I click on next to see some of the others, but then the total number of records is shown and the next records are in Buckinghamshire! 

This issue happens on all records and my records.

iRecord support
Clicking on map to view records

We're aware that the new Explore pages do not allow the records to be queried by clicking on the dots in the same way as the old ones, and we're looking for options to reinstate this function. For now, if you want to be able to click on particular dots/squares and see all the records underneath the dot you will need to go back to the old versions of the Explore pages. Or alternatively you can "Create a filter" and query records by grid square from there.

Hawkeye1
As the others same error

As the others same error message.  No, I can't access any records at all.

Chrome web browser

Thanks.

Hawkeye1
Sorry, that last message only

Sorry, that last message only just sent saying I still couldn't see rcords.  I can now thanks v much!

 

Hawkeye1
Can't edit any record that has already been submitted

Hi, sorry me again.  I can't edit any record I've put in eg date of record.  I edit it, but then it shows it has NOT been edited.

Thanks

Gustav Clark
Inconsistent search results

I was checking square SU4170.  I created a filter for 'Myriapoda' and clicked on the square, getting 7 hits.  I then removed the filter and clicked on the square again and got 1 hit, for a moth, with all the previous hits missing.  The old Explore All  delivers 299 records for that square, although this includes a few for SU alone.  The oldest record in the 299 is the one delivered by the new explorer with no filter.

If I use the new Explorer and create a filter using SU4170 I can see all the records.  Most of them disappear if I click on any of the circles.

Major Bombylius
New explore etc

The way this now displays (on a laptop) is really unclear and far worse than the previous version which displayed records clearly including the verification status. It's now quite cryptic as to whether a record is verified or not. Can't this be at least as good as earlier version?

Major Bombylius
New explore etc

my records are now displayed as open circles with a variety of shades of blue. There is no explanation of what this means although I'm guessing that the depth of shading relates to how many records are included in that grid square. At first I thought it might be the verification status. 

peter.ogden@vir...
Small thumbnail pictures

PLEASE can we have the large "Thumbnail" pictures back.

When I am trying to ID something, I query iRecord "All records" and then look at the pictures in a similar way to that great moth app "What's flying tonight".

This is just not possible with the smaller pictures.

Thanks Peter

Robin Harris
new explore pages

I support Major Bombylius' comments re the way things are displayed on a laptop in the new Explore pages. A step backwards, unfortunately.

MikeF
Depth of colour

Agreed. The intensity seems to reflect the number of records. However the darkest circles obscure the map which is annoying.

A similar problem occurs if a record is higlighted. It's dark blue obscuring the edit or view link although the link still works if you can click where it ought to be.

MikeF
Re Clicking on map to view records

That doesn't always work properly either even with a filter created.  Try it with an area selected in the filter.

Major Bombylius
still issues

I'm getting the Elastic Search failed message repeatedly whereas previously I didn't. Also a new bug seems to be in the way my records are displayed. It defaults to 30 records per page. When I move to the next (previous page) it omits about 23 records. If I select 60 records per page they re-appear.

p_d_winter
Unable to edit record from new explore my records screen

From Explore my records (https://www.irecord.org.uk/my-records) I click on the Edit this record icon and it takes me to https://www.irecord.org.uk/?occurrence_id=18277488 which unfortunately actually displays the home page!

The old explore my records takes you to https://www.irecord.org.uk/edit-generic-record?occurrence_id=18277488

This is using the latest Microsoft Edge

 

davidhowdon@yah...
Faster?

It doesn't appear to be faster.  On the old one if I wanted to get the URL for the various records I had entered as soon as I had entered the records I could go to the My Records list and see everything I've just entered.  On the new one however it displays a message saying it will take a little while to come through (although fortunately providing a link to the older, more rapidly updated, page).  Am I missing something?

GrahamCheckley
Any plans to fix this bug or make these changes?

One bug that realy needs to be fixed and a few suggestions.

1)  If I use Explore my Sites and then click on Explore against a particular site name the displayed records aren't filtered for that site boundary, and the map displayed is where I was last exploring.  This is a bug and needs to be fixed.

2)  All records in current filter only shows a 1km resolution which is a step backwards for me; I use the old explore to produce a detailed distribution map of species for particular sites.  Could we please retain this facility?

3) The heat map is OK though, but I think the heat map associated with the verify maps is better.

4)  Any plans to use this new mapping for Explore Activity Records?  Something faster that what's there just now would be realy handy.

Best regards, Graham

iRecord support
a couple of replies

David: you are correct that it does take some time (usually 10-15 minutes) for newly-added records to appear on the Explore pages. The increased speed refers to the speed at which the pages themselves open up and display their records. This may not be so noticeable on Explore my records, but it makes a big difference to Explore all records.

Graham: thanks for that feedback. For your point 4 the Activity explore pages are now using the new system, as of today. I've documented your other points but I can't offer an immediate solution to them - we will try to address them as resources permit.

GrahamCheckley
Looking much better already

Thank you!  Looking much better already.

MikeF
Red circles

Why are some circles being displayed in red. If I click on these to see the record nothing is displayed. If I then reload to the page or filter,  the circle wil be blue again and I can see the record. This is rather annoying.  What's happening? 

MikeF
Re Red Circles

I think I've now worked this out. I've clicked the the display all records of this species option so when I click on a record, the red circles are those that correspond to this option ie same species, but because I have included a date period in my filter the details of the record aren't displayed.

davidhowdon@yah...
a couple of replies

Thanks for the reply.  Does mean it will be slower for the main thing I use it for so hopefully you will keep the old one up as well to remain useful.

MikeF
Another problem with New Explore

I have some records where I've included a sound eg record 21723048.  I cannot view or edit these records because the sound icon completely obliterates the view and edit icons.

I can only view or edit these records in the previous version.

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