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

Installation fields

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

Adding installations

Traps, bait stations and monitoring stations are all managed in roughly the same way. The ins...

Adding installation records

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

Deleting installation records

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

Adding supplementary traps

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

Editing a single installation

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

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

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...

Retiring installations in bulk

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...

Downloading installation data

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

Remote monitoring sensors

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

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...

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...

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...

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  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...

Using the app proximity function

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

App: Recording in the tracks

Map feeds

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

Frequently Asked Questions