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TourCount

A butterfly monitoring app for species-specific registering of butterflies in Eu
Version: 3.2.6
Added: 06-08-2016
Updated: 01-09-2021
TourCount supports species-specific and individually GPS-localized registering of butterflies.

Features
- Data recording is organized for a regional tour with its expected butterfly species.
- The app comes with a prepared basic database with the most common species in Europe as a starting point.
- Databases can be individually created and adapted within the app regarding meta data and expected butterfly species.
- You may use an individual species list per region.
- The app contains an editor to setup or adapt the current species list.
- Add new species to the list by scroll-down-selection from a comprehensive internal species list.
- There is an editor to prepare the meta data for a tour and
- an editor for individual species data of a count (e.g. state, remark or bulk count entry).
- Species can be selected per scroll-down-menu with butterfly names and pictures on the counting page.
- The counting page has 6 separate counters for ♂ or ♀, ♂, ♀, pupa, larva or egg.
- The app automatically inserts date, time, coordinates and height as well as
- location data by reverse OSM-geocoding provided that GPS and internet are accessible.
- Results are prepared for easy readout to transfer them to the science4you entry mask for butterfly registration.
- Results are shown with meta data, totals, remarks, species results and individual data.
- Results may be exported in SQLite- or CSV-format (for transfer to a PC for your own processing, e.g. in a spreadsheet.)
- Help contains a detailed userguide.
- TourCount uses the European coding scheme for butterflies from Karsholt/Razowski.

Prerequisites
The app demands for
- storage access permit which is needed for im-/exporting the counting data,
- GPS (Location) permit for coordinates and location info per count,
- internet access for OpenStreetMap reverse geocoding requests,
- the permit to write settings for setting the screen brightness,
- the permit to keep the device awake and to switch off the counting screen when the phone is pocketed.
The smartphone screen should have a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1024 pixels.
The app is usable with Android version 4.4 (KitKat) or newer.

Documentation is provided under
https://github.com/wistein/TourCount/tree/master/docs.

TourCount is one of two apps for European butterfly monitoring.
The 2nd app, TransektCount serves transect counters on their inspection walks. It supports species-specific counting of butterflies per transect section according to the European Butterfly Monitoring Scheme method.

Both apps use the coding scheme of Karsholt/Razowski for European butterflies and thus contain only European butterfly pictures.

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