Topic: MapMate is Full
We have been using MapMate to exchange with our recording groups, and using Recorder to hold our botanical records and habitat data.
Our copy of MapMate has now reached 1,071,646,720 bytes ...I have not had any kind of error message from it when importing new records, however I am told that MapMate cannot hold more than 1GB, as it is based on Access 97.
Is there a point when MapMate actually tells you it's full? Has it been shedding records in order to let me put new ones in?!? (Please say no.)
Anyway, we are looking at how we can resolve this in the short and long term, have other MapMate using LRC's met with this issue? What have other LRC's done about it?
MapMate is very good for receiving records from some of our smaller groups, and we will want to retain the ability to exchange small numbers of records with them.
We are thinking of;
1. having more than one copy of MapMate and using a separate copy to exchange with the more prolific recording groups
2. moving some datasets from larger recording groups into Recorder and asking for updated lists from their databases each year -importing those directly into Recorder- or maybe importing their entire database again each year, so any corrections are also picked up.
Thank you for any comments or advice,