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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 and Monitoring Stations)

Traps, bait stations and monitoring stations are all types of installations - the fundamental par...

Installations overview

The Traps, Bait Stations, and Monitoring Stations sections of your project allows you to view and...

Adding installations

Traps, bait stations and monitoring stations are all managed in roughly the same way. These i...

Installation fields

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

Adding supplementary traps

A supplementary trap is an additional trap that is part of the same physical set as another trap....

Adding installation records

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

Editing a single installation

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

Bulk editing installations

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

Sorting installations

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

Moving installations - website

See also: Moving installations - app In order to move an installation you must have ...

Deleting installation records

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

Retiring installations

The following retire instructions apply for all installation types - Traps, Bait stations, ...

Deleting installations

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

Radio sensor equipped traps

Some of our traps have radio sensors which notify Trap.NZ automatically when they are sprung. If ...

Downloading installation data

Installation data can be downloaded to a CSV or KML file. CSV files can be viewed and edited easi...

Lines

Lines allow you to group installations together. Often they are used to follow a physical track o...

Project administration

If you are the administrator of a project there are tools available to help you coordinate the me...

Organisations

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

Mobile app

App overview

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

Logging in to the app

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

Understanding the app map

Map Icons Trap  Bait station Monitoring station ...

App menu overview

You get to the settings menu by clicking on the three horizontal lines in the top right corne...

Project settings

Flush Project Cache  Normally, changes to projects are synced automatically.  For exampl...

General settings

You can click the question mark next to each option to get some information about what the opti...

Checking the sync logs

When the Trap.NZ app is used offline (without internet access) your data is stored locally ...

Adding installations on the app

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

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  ...

Bait station records

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

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...

Moving installations in the app

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

Frequently Asked Questions