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Trap.NZ Comprehensive User Guide

Trap.NZ is a free service used throughout NZ for recording trap, bait station, monitoring, and biodiversity outcome data.

Your account

Registration and logging in to your account

Projects

In order to start adding traps and recording catches, you need to be part of a project. Projects ...

Installations (Traps, Bait Stations, Monitoring Stations and POIs)

Traps, Bait Stations Monitoring Stations and POIs (Points of Interest) are all types of installat...

Installations overview

The Traps, Bait Stations, Monitoring Stations and Points of interest sections of your project all...

Installation fields

Glossary of terms for each field for each installation Traps Fields for adding a trap. Required...

Adding installations

Traps, bait stations, monitoring stations, and points of interest are all managed in roughly ...

Adding installation records

In order to add a record to an installation, you need to have the correct permissions.  Addi...

Creating and Opening images taken using the trap.NZ App camera

  This is helpful to projects wanting a visual reference of installations or their surrounds Pr...

Converting a spreadsheet to a CSV file for importing data to trap.NZ

This is a good option when you have a large number of records kept in spreadsheets that you would...

Deleting installation records

View all of the relevant installations by going to "Traps", "Bait stations", "Monitoring"...

Adding supplementary traps

Note: It is likely that all supplementary traps will be converted to collocated traps in the futu...

Editing a single installation

The instructions below describe how to edit a single installation. Installations can also be edit...

Retiring an installation via the trap.NZ website

Retiring an installation Retiring an installation is used when you are no longer wanting an inst...

Unretiring a retired installation

  There could be many reasons you would want to unretire an installation, a member may have acci...

Bulk editing installations

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

Importing installations using a csv file

This function may be helpful if you have a large project that you are wanting to import into trap...

Downloading installation information

Installation data (including name, type, location etc.) can be downloaded to a CSV or KML file. C...

Sorting installations

On the Traps, Bait Stations, or Monitoring Stations section of your project, you can sort the ord...

Moving installations

See also: Moving installations using the app In order to move an installation you mu...

Moving installations between projects

The instructions below outline how to move traps between projects. The process is basical...

Deleting installations

An installation can only be deleted if there are no records associated with it. If you wish to d...

Deleting Supplementary traps

Supplementary traps are essentially double traps, therefore when making the decision to delete a ...

Adding and Servicing Traps with Sensors

In New Zealand, it is a legal requirement under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 that all sprung live ...

Radio sensor equipped traps

Trap.nz enables trappers to remote monitor devices (traps, bait stations etc.) using sensors from...

Lines

Lines allow you to group installations together. They don't require a physical location, though m...

Members

Reporting

Reporting is critical for accountability to trappers, funders, councils etc. It's also really int...

Organisations

Organisations are a way of grouping multiple projects together. Members who are added to an organ...

Mobile app

To use the app you need an account on the Trap.NZ website which is a member of an existing projec...

App: Getting started

The Trap.NZ app works with the TrapNZ website and allows you to record trapping data on your ...

App: Logging in

To use the app you need an account on the Trap.NZ website which is a member of an exi...

App: Understanding the project map

Map Icons   Serviced today Within service period Outside service period / no record...

App: Menu overview

To access the app menu, click on the "hamburger" menu (the three horizontal lines in the top ...

App: Project settings

The app's Project Settings menu can be accessed from the app menu. Synchronise Project  N...

App: General settings

When you first open the Settings menu, you will see each of the categories listed. Tap on the cat...

Trap.nz infield App not working for you?

  Occasionally, there are glitches that occur in programmes, Here are the steps to take to help ...

App: Checking the sync logs

To view your app logs, select Logs from the app menu. When the Trap.NZ app is used offline...

App: Adding installations

  To add an installation to your project Locate where you want to add the installation on t...

Adding a Collocated Installation

To add a collocated installation Collocated installations are installations located in the same ...

Map features

By default, only the Filters list is shown.  This allows you to select which kind of stations are...

Records overview

Using the map, tap on the icon for any installation to add a record to it.  If the installation ...

Trap records

    Date Defaults to the current date and time. Tap it to change it. Species caught  Selec...

Bait station records

Date Defaults to the current date and time. Tap it to change it. Target species  Select ...

Monitoring station records

Date Defaults to the current date and time. Tap it to change it. Target species  Select a sp...

Bird count records

Settings Tap the cog icon  to set the type of observations (seen, or seen and heard) a...

Point of Interest records

  Date Defaults to the current date and time. Tap it to change it. Title This could be anyt...

Moving installations in the app

Open any installation record form and expand the Installation Details panel. Use the Move locatio...

Retiring an Installation via the trap.NZ App

  Retiring an installation is used when you are no longer wanting an installation in its current...

App: Using the "Walk Line" proximity function

Using the Trap.NZ app, you can automatically record trap checks along a line using your phone’s G...

Setting defaults using Manual complete

Adding default settings Setting default settings in your trap.NZ App is an easy process that c...

App: Recording a GPS track

Proximity servicing adjustments

The detection zone for automated installation servicing based on proximity can be adjusted to sui...

Using Contractor mode

Contractor mode allows you to add property owners’ details into an installation’s details. This ...

Trap.nz infield App not working for you?

    Occasionally, there are glitches that occur in programmes, Here are the steps to take to ...

Map feeds

Trap.NZ provides a range of map feeds in OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) formats which can be li...

Frequently Asked Questions

Trap.nz infield App not working for you?

  Occasionally, there are glitches that occur in programmes, Here are the steps to take to help ...

Why can't new members see installations?

When a new member is added to a project without any permissions, they have limited ac...

Can I record ad-hoc kills on Trap.NZ?

In the event that a pest is killed by something other than a trap (e.g. roadkill, killed by cat/d...

How do I use the map tools?

Moving around the map You can pan around the map by clicking and dragging anywhere on the map....

Why don't the project stats on the main project map update immediately?

The project stats on the main project are are updated daily, not in realtime. If you have just ad...

Is my project data shared?

None of your project data is shared without your permission (please see our privacy p...

How can I find what app version I have installed?

When you're logged in to the app It is much easier to find the app version if you can log in to ...

What coordinate system does Trap.NZ use?

Trap.NZ uses WGS84 (EPSG 4326) projection Helpful links https://epsg.io/4326 https://www.geo...

How to bulk load tracks and traps from DNR Garmin?

Rodney Bethel, a Senior GIS Analyst at Palmerston North City Council, has kindly provided u...

How can I enter GPS coordinates for installation locations?

If you have GPS coordinates, you can enter them into the Manual Coordinates box when adding an in...

Pre- Authenticated Member

What is a pre-authenticated member?   This is a person who has created a trap.NZ account but ha...

I'm stuck, how do I get support?

If you do get stuck or have a curly one, send us a message via the contact form. Please include a...

Why can’t I import data? it says I’m not using the correct file encoding.

If your CSV file is not being accepted and it says “Source file is not in UTF-8 encoding”, you ma...