Specify 6.6.xx

Specify 6.6xx releases address many engineering issues, update the database schema and upgrades Specify to operate with Java 8. Specify 6.6xx, Specify helper applications, and the Specify installation package all require the Java 8 SE runtime environment (Java 8 JRE) to be installed in order to update and operate. Java 8 is available from Oracle Corp: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html

New Capabilities

Specify 6.6 takes Specify collections to a new level of data mobility with functions that prepare and transfer your collection data to the Apple iPad with Specify Insight. Specify Insight, available from the Apple Store, is a collection data visualization and discovery app. Using easy finger gestures, one can explore the taxonomic and geographic breadth of a collection with taxon tree and map interfaces which provide entry paths to a collection’s specimen data.

Specify Insight will showcase your collection in places it has never been—out of the gallery and away from the office. Having your collection database accessible within an intuitive, portable, platform with an interface that can be mastered in seconds, creates new opportunities for collection outreach.

With Specify Insight and the portability of a tablet computer your collection’s specimen information, including maps and images, can easily be put into hands of your collection’s stakeholders or carried into classrooms or informal education venues.

Specify 6.6xx releases address a number of engineering issues, add requested data fields, and a number of capability enhancements.