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The Species Dictionary at the Natural History Museum

To create an online representation of the NBN Species Dictionary. The required version was to be a simple reflection of the structure of the data model to highlight the concepts and the content of the standards promoted by the Species Dictionary.

Encryption of 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey maps for Recorder

To enable the secure distribution of the 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey map series for use with the Recorder 2000 application. The maps were to be encrypted and supplied on CD. Users of the CD set should be able to apply for unlock keys for maps, to which they access, by email, fax or post. Once unlocked, the maps should be automatically installed for use with the Recorder 2000 software.


To create a vertical shrink wrapped application to perform robust currency conversion within Microsoft Office applications for the Euro changeover in Europe.

The resulting application comprised a suite of tools integrated within Word and Excel. Currency conversion rates were managed centrally and can be used to control a network of installations.

The National Biodiversity Metadata Index

To create the foundation for a metadata standard to be used across organisations working together for the conservation of biodiversity. In addition to the production of a ’standard’ the client commissioned a metadata collection exercise to ‘pump prime’ the initiative. The client also required a dynamic web site to show case the metadata collected.