The Explorer's Log(tm) is an application designed to archive, retrieve and display multimedia content.
The main features are:
The genesis of the Explorer's Log was a desire by the author to create a storage for newly acquired DV video clips of underwater fauna in the marine environment. Original data simply consisted of brief descriptions of content by video tape. As digitization of DV clips to the personal computer became available in the early 2000's, the application expanded to support storing individual media files on the computer, and linking the media to basic content. As the library of video clips grew, and the author's videographic technique and programming skills grew, a desire to share quality media arose, as well as increased metadata storage about the content became necessary.
Through a fortuitous collaboration with field ichthyologists affiliated with the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, the Explorer's Log was enhanced to support taxonomic labeling of content, and the data strucures improved to match current taxonomic assignment and updating.Through several years of fields testing on remote expeditions to the Pacific, Caribbean and South America, the Explorer's Log workflow has been refined and features expanded.Recent feature additions include: