Installation fields

Glossary of terms for each field for each installation

Traps

Fields for adding a trap. Required fields are indicated by *

Trap number*: a reference name for this trap (it doesn't actually have to be a number), this is what will be displayed on the map and can be whatever you wish. If you have a lot of numbered traps it is useful to add leading zeros to the number (e.g. T001, T002. etc).  This will allow you to easily sort them numerically by clicking the column header.

Date installed*: defaults to today's date.   This date can be used for maintenance purposes (e.g. you may want to identify traps older than a certain date for replacement).  

Installed by: the name of the person who installed this trap.

Trap type*: select the type of trap from the drop-down list. If your trap type is not listed select "Unspecified" and use the "Trap subtype" field to describe it.

Double trap: check this box if the trap is a double set, or has another trap attached (you can also add supplementary traps later).  

Trap sub type: optionally enter any information such as modifications.

Sensor provider: if this trap has a sensor attached, you can enter the name of the sensor make or provider (E.g. Econode, Encounter Solutions Ltd, MinkPolice, etc.).  When you start typing, the matching provider names will automatically appear.  

Sensor ID: the unique ID of the radio sensor from the provider (this is usually a serial number written on the sensor).

Send meta data about this trap to my sensor provider: Checking this box will provide the trap location and other details to the sensor provider.  This may help them manage their networks.

Trap line: optionally select the line you would like the trap associated with. This can make it easier when recording trap data in the field.

Location*: There are two different ways to place your trap on the map:

Images: you can upload one or images of this trap          

Notes: enter any other information you want to keep with this trap (access, location description, etc.).

Retired: check this box if the trap is no longer used (or moved to a different area). The trap will be removed from most displays but historical data will be retained.

Tags: tags can be used by projects in whichever way is useful - there is no prescribed or suggested use. Some reports and installation views are filterable by the "tag" field. Some projects use them to track experiments or to give them a classification not included in the trap type and so forth.

Bait Stations

Fields for adding a bait station. Required fields are indicated by *

Bait station number/code: your reference for this bait station.  These numbers/codes will be displayed on the map. 

Date Installed:  defaults to today's date.

Installed by: the name of the person who installed this bait station

Type: select the type of bait station from the drop-down list.  If the type is not listed select "other" and use the sub type field to describe it.

Sub type: optionally enter any information such as modifications.

Trap line: select from a list of lines you have set up (default is none). This can be used to filter the bait stations when entering records.  

Location: There are two different ways to place your bait station on the map:

Notes: enter any other information you want to keep with this bait station (access, location description, etc.)

Retired: check this box if the bait station is no longer used (or moved to a different area). The bait station will be removed from most displays but historical data will be retained.

Monitoring Stations

Fields for adding a standard monitoring station. Required fields are indicated by *

Number/code: your reference for this monitoring station.  These numbers/codes will be displayed on the map. 

Monitoring type*: select the Monitoring type from the dropdown list. You can add your own custom Monitoring types in your Project categories section.

Date Installed:  defaults to today's date.

Installed by: the name of the person who installed this monitoring station

Line: select from a list of lines you have set up (default is none). This can be used to filter the monitoring stations when entering records.  

Retired: check this box if the monitoring station is no longer used (or moved to a different area). The monitoring station will be removed from most displays but historical data will be retained.

Location*: There are two different ways to place your monitoring station on the map:

Tags: Add tags to this installation

Notes: Any other information you want to keep with this station (e.g. access, location description, etc.)

Contact details: The contact details of a person associated with this installation (e.g. land owner)

Images: Add images to this installation (e.g. showing location)

 

Points of Interest

Fields for adding a standard point of interest. Required fields are indicated by *

Title: your reference for this point of interest.  This will be displayed on the map. 

POI: select the point of interest type from the dropdown list.

Start date:  defaults to today's date.

End date:  If the POI has a limited period.

Line: optionally select the line you would like the POI associated with. 

Tags: Add tags to this installation

Location*: There are two different ways to place your trap on the map:

Images: you can upload one or images of this trap          

Notes: enter any other information you want to keep with this trap (access, location description, etc.).

 

 


Revision #7
Created 19 November 2021 02:19:15 by Sarah
Updated 21 September 2022 02:00:10 by Lenore Winterburn