Checklist Prototype - Chronology
1996, June 12. The provisional
checklist database is made accessible on the
WorldWide Web for beta-testing by IOPI members.
It contains datasets from Australia, Europe
1996, September 28. A complete
dataset of the family Casuarinaceae is added
as an example for partly edited data.
1997, March 3. The North America
dataset is added.
1997, May 7. The new user
interface designed by Alta Burns, USDA-NRCS,
ITC (MACA) is implemented.
1997, June 1. The completely
re-designed database is on-line (version 2.0).
1997, July 13. Magnoliaceae
1998, March 4. Vascular Plants
of Russia and Adjacent Countries added.
1998, May 27. Med-Checklist
vol. 1 and 3 added.
1998, July 8. Version 2.1
on-line. Implements separate lists for synonyms
and concept synonyms, status details, etc.
1998, October 6. Geographic
standard recording units implemented.
1998, November 29. New technical
specification for datasets.
1999, March 20. A small dataset
of mosses was added to the database, to demonstrate
the implementation of the "Potential Taxon
Concept" in the database. The data was
provided by TaxLink Project Working Group (Universitaet
1999, September 10. Bug-correction:
source entries now show the family designation
as given in the source.
1999, October 10. The modified
Kew list of genera, which is used to assign
family classification to the source records,
is available on-line.
1999, December 19. Irvingiacea
dataset added. Output was extended to show data
on nomenclatural types.
2000, April 3. Fagales dataset
added. Output was extended to show data on basionyms.
2001, October. IOPI GPC included in
the EuroCat (Species 2000 europa) project
proposal to the EU.
2003, February 1. Start date of
2003, March The complete database is migrated
to the Berlin Model
2003, April Juncaceae dataset added.
2003 August The new version of the GPC is
published. The web page now is using the BerlinModelViewer.