Our goal : to develop a system to find help for animals (domestic and wild) in Europe with support in multiple languages.
Organisations can register for free and maintain their own data.
After a rather long period of development , our system is ready for a first test.
At the moment there’s only a minimum of data , and the language translations have just started.
On startup you’ll get following screen where you can :
- set your language for screen and question (if not available : fall back is english)
- set your position :
- let the system try to find out or
- enter a location ( address , city and country) and geocode
- set the radius to search ( default = 200 km)
- enter the name (or part of the name) of the animal
If the system finds 1 result , it will answer with the map.
On no results , it will offer the possibility to change the question by changing the name of the animal , changing the radius to search or changing the language to search in.
On more then one result , you will get a table and the possibility to choose an option.
The first search is performed on the latin record and the records in the chosen language.
During the search all accents and blanks are removed. This can generate strange results sometimes.
When you are in a zone where an organisation offers a mobile service , you ‘ll get a warning by a popupscreen.
On click , each marker shows the most important information of the rescue center ( language spoken , distance in birds flight, phone , email , website etc)
At the bottom of the popup you see what you have searched for ; the name the system has found , and the translation into the language that is used at the rescue center.
You can invoke full details (in a new window).
Or get the driving distance and time (in a new window).
For this your browser has to accept a few “unsafe” scripts (but they are harmless)
Give it a try ? click here
At this moment there are only a few organisations in the database , and they are all situated in Belgium.
And for animals : there are only a few at the moment ; you can try cat , dog , bird … and their translations …
So there’s a lot of work to be done :
- input of animal names
- contact organisations
If you have questions , remarks , or if you would like to participate : send me an email