How to Contribute

It's easy to upload your own sightings to the 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 NatureMapr iPhone App

Download the app from the Apple store

Android

Download the NatureMapr 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 the 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 the 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 the Canberra Nature Map.


Method 4 - Manually specify location

If you don’t have a GPS enabled phone or camera, or if you have old photos from a pre-digital camera, you can provide the location details manually, by clicking on the point on the aerial photograph of a Google map, or by specifying the location coordinates.


Still having issues?

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

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