Project administration

Help guide for project administrators

Projects

In order to start adding traps and recording catches, you need to be part of a project. Projects allow people to collaborate on predator management projects in specific geographical regions. A project can range from being small (just you in your own backyard) to large (a suburb, a farm, a region etc). You can create your own project, or you can join an existing project.

Projects

Creating a new project

  1. Go to "My Projects" and click the "Create a new project" button near the bottom of the page.
  2. Fill out the form with the details for your project (only fields marked with an asterisk* are required):
    • Listing your project publicly and providing as much information as possible will make it easier for others to find your project and request to join in.
    • Sharing summary data allows information from your project (eg. trap numbers, catch counts, baits used, etc.) to be used by other websites. Making summary data available contributes to the national dataset and is invaluable for research into predator control in NZ.  You can see an example of how this information is used at Predator Free Wellington. Personal details are not shared and individual trap locations are aggregated at a 200m (4 hectare) square grid level.

 

  1. Use the map controls to zoom into your desired project area
    • The +/- icons in the top left corner of the map can be used to zoom
    • You can pan around the map by clicking and dragging anywhere on the map 
    • The <-> icon in the top right of the map can be used to make the map full screen
      • You can escape fullscreen mode by pressing the X icon in the top right of the map
  2. Draw the area of your project on the map
    • Make sure that the area you want your project is completely visible within the map view before you begin
    • Click the polygon tool (the pentagon icon at the bottom of the map) then draw on the map to define the area you want to manage.  
    • There are detailed instructions available on how to use the map drawing tool.
    • If you have WKT format data from a GIS system (eg. ArcGIS or Quantum) you can cut and paste the WKT into the Data box beneath the map instead of manually drawing a map
  3. Fill out any parts of the "Contact details" section that you wish to (you can edit this later)
  4. Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page

Once you've created your project you can start adding lines, traps and bait stations, monitoring stations, and points of interest, and you can invite others to join your project

Projects

Editing project details

Only users with an "Administrator" role in a project can access these tools.

As an Administrator, you can edit the details for an existing project, including your project's name, boundary, description and contact details.

To edit project details:

  1. Select the project from your My Projects list
  2. Click the "Edit" buttonEdit project button
  3. A form will load, including a project map with your current project boundaries visible
  4. You can edit any of the fields, and edit the project boundary on the map
  5. Click the green "Save" button to save your changes

 

 

 

Projects

Project Categories

You must be a project Administrator have access to the "Project categories" section.

Project categories allow Administrators to customise some aspects of their project, such as:

 

Accessing the Project categories section

  1. Select the project from your My Projects list
  2. Click the "Project categories" button