ESI Tools Development History

The following is a list of the changes that have been made to the ESI tools, which you can use to view and query the ESI maps that are published in Esri's geodatabase format.

Query by Location Tool (LayerSelect.dll)

  • October 18, 2012: Modified to work with file geodatabases.
  • February 15, 2012: Reset to Version 2.0 to correspond with the other tool version numbers in this release. The tool was stabilized, particularly with regard to functioning with the other ESI tools.
  • April 3, 2009: Version 2.1.2. Modified the code behind the "Select Fields to Display" button so that it works on older atlases where the standard fields may not exist in the soc_dat tables.
  • December 9, 2008: Version 2.1.1. Modified to work with older ESI atlases that have only 4 breeding categories, such as the atlas for Delaware Bay.
  • April 2, 2008: Version 2.0. BioLayerSelect was renamed LayerSelect and was modified to allow selection and querying of the human-use layers (Socecon Points and Management), as well as the biology layers. There was also a potential bug fix, where, if large numbers of data records were selected, there was a risk of an overflow error.
  • August 7, 2007: Version 1.4. Updated to allow setting visible fields when the Biofile data table is not open.
  • April 11, 2007: Version 1.3.
  • March 12, 2007: Version 1.2. Modified to correct a fatal error that sometimes occurred if the Biofile window was not opened when you tried to set the fields to be displayed.
  • August 30, 2006: Modified to allow you to work with grouped layers and with layer files exported from the geodatabase project for use inside another ArcMap session.
  • March 17, 2006: Updated to correct problems that existed in the tool originally released. The problems occurred when the Biofile data table was not visible.

Query Biology by Attribute Tool (BiologyQuery.dll)

  • December 13, 2013: Corrects some of the field name variance between older and newer geodatabases.
  • October 18, 2012: Modified to work with file geodatabases.
  • February 15, 2012: Reset to Version 2.0 to correspond with the other tool version numbers in this release. The tool was stabilized, particularly with regard to functioning with the other ESI tools.
  • May 17, 2010: Corrected a fatal bug that occurred if an element was selected from the dropdown menu which didn't have any species that listed a scientific name.
  • April 2, 2009: Version 2.1.2. Modified the breed category captions to suggest checking metadata for validity of breeding definitions. Added code to select only the Biofile records that meet the selected criteria and have objects on the selected layer (i.e., it won't select bird records that link to map objects in the next layer if the user had selected the bird layer to query).
  • March 19, 2009: Version 2.1.1. Updated code to properly handle queries for species names containing apostrophes. Previously, selecting a species name with an apostrophe would cause the tool to crash.
  • April 2, 2008: Version 2.1. Optimized to respond more quickly to queries. There was also a potential bug fix, where, if large numbers of data records were selected, there was a risk of an overflow error.
  • October 30, 2007: Version 2.0. Modified to accommodate ESI atlases that use numeric concentration values in the seasonality monthly fields. A query for species present in a particular month will now return the species that have concentration values, as well as those that have the more standard "X" (that is, "present") designation.
  • April 11, 2007: Version 1.2.
  • October 25, 2006: Modified to correct a problem that caused the tool to crash when the Biofile data table was not visible.
  • August 30, 2006: Modified to allow you to work with grouped layers and with layer files exported from the geodatabase project for use inside another ArcMap session.

Seasonal Summary Tool (SeasonalSummary.dll)

  • September 5, 2013: Version 2.1.1; modified to calculate a master seasonality for each species present, rather than allowing for multiple records for a single species.
  • October 18, 2012: Modified to work with file geodatabases.
  • February 15, 2012: Version 2.0; first public release of this tool.

Report Generator Tool (RARReport.dll)

  • February 15, 2012: Reset to Version 2.0 to correspond with the other tool version numbers in this release. The tool was stabilized, particularly with regard to functioning with the other ESI tools.
  • January 27, 2009: Version 4.1.0. Modified to correct a bug that affected the shoreline report generation when working with an ESI map in NAD 83.
  • December 9, 2008: Version 4.0. Modified to allow users the option of generating a report of the selected ESI shoreline segments. This option yields a list of the ESI types selected, their length in meters, and the total length of shoreline selected.
  • October 30, 2007: Version 2.0. Modified to fix an error in which the first record selected in the Biotable was not exported when the option "Include all selected records" was chosen.
  • May 7, 2007: Version 1.1. Added a feature that allows the Threatened/Endangered status to be included in the summary of unique species selected.
  • March 29, 2006: Updated to correct a problem that existed in the version originally released. The new tool handles the case in which no Biofile table records are selected, and allows you to exit the tool dialog.

Metadata Viewer Tool (MetadataView.dll)

  • February 27, 2006: Version 1.0.


More Information about ESI Maps

ESI Maps: Overview of ESI maps.

Download ESI Maps and Data: Download ESI data in geodatabase and other formats. ESI geodatabases can be used in Esri's ArcMap product.

ESI Toolkit: Tools and resources for ESI maps.
 

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