How to Contribute

It's easy to upload your own sightings to Canberra Nature Map from a smartphone or digital camera!

To get started, simply Register a NatureMapr account and then choose one of the following upload methods:


Method 1 - Smart phone (Easiest)

iPhone

Download the Canberra Nature Map iPhone App

Download the app from the Apple store

Android

Download the Canberra Nature Map Android App

Download the app from the Google Play store

Other smart phones

Photographs taken from any smartphone with GPS location enabled can be emailed to a PC and uploaded to Canberra Nature Map from there. This method also works on iPhone and Android if you don't have the app.


Method 2 - Cameras with in-built GPS sensor (Easy)

Many modern digital cameras feature an in-built GPS location sensor. If your camera has one, then simply:

  1. Ensure the GPS feature is enabled in your camera's settings
  2. Photograph your sightings
  3. Transfer your photographs to a PC and upload them to Canberra Nature Map

Method 3 - Cameras without a GPS sensor (Advanced users)

If your digital camera does not have an in-built GPS location sensor, you can use the GPS location sensor on your smart phone to record the location information and overlay it back onto your camera's photographs at a later time.

To use this approach, you need two pieces of software:

  1. An app on your phone to record your location into GPX format: (GeoTagr for iPhone)
  2. Software on your PC to overlay GPX information onto your images: (GeoSetter for Windows)

Once you've embedded the location information onto your images, you can upload them to Canberra Nature Map.


Method 4 - Old cameras or those without a GPS sensor (Trusted Contributors)

If you don’t have a GPS enabled phone or camera, or if you have old photos from a pre-digital camera, we may be able to elevate your account settings to make you a Trusted Contributor.

Trusted Contributors have additional privileges.

They gain the ability to provide the location details manually, by clicking on the point on the aerial photograph of a Google map, or by specifying the location coordinates. They can also specify the sighting date manually.

If you are interested contact us.


Still having issues?

If you are still experiencing issues or are unable to successfully upload your sightings, please Contact Us.

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