Using HBSMR to record Local Wildlife Site data

Client: Cheshire West and Chester Council

In 2010 a survey of all Cheshire West and Chester Council’s locally designated nature conservation sites was undertaken by Penny Anderson Associates. Further work was undertaken by Cheshire Wildlife Trust in 2012 to rationalise its records of locally designated nature conservation sites and assess the sites for inclusion on a new register of locally designated wildlife sites.

The Council’s nature conservation officers wished to maintain this data in HBSMR, as Designation data, and required a number of customisations to allow the data to be incorporated and managed.

exeGesIS was contracted to create a custom module for HBSMR to hold data for multiple surveys for each Local Wildlife Site designation record. Summary data was displayed on a custom tab on the Designation form that is only visible for Local Wildlife Site records.

Local Wildlife Site tab on HBSMR Designation form

Custom LWS Survey pop-up form showing tab contents

A button next to each entry provides access to detailed survey information which is displayed on a custom pop-up form.

Local Wildlife Site searches can be executed from the Designations Index Form.

The customisations were successfully delivered and installed in early December 2013.

Further information from Keith Westcott

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