About Nature Mapr
The Wollondilly & Southern Highlands Nature Mapr (SHNM) is an exciting new citizen science tool to help you discover what is around you and for you to contribute to biodiversity monitoring in the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee shires.
What is it used for?
Data collected by citizen scientists through NatureMapr helps to educate the broader community including the next generation of scientists and activists, and it can be used in the development of local biodiversity projects. Verified data is shared with the Atlas of Living Australia and work is progressing on sharing data with BioNet (NSW Wildlife Atlas). The project also has the potential to guide strategic land use planning, biosecurity planning and management and local and regional decision making.
Download the NatureMapr app
- Through your web browser visit the SHNM web page and create a login. You will need a user name, email address and password. You can add more details in your user profile at any time.
- Explore the web site and look at other sightings and sound recordings as well as the resource centre.
- Take photos using your camera or phone and submit your observation to the SHNM web site or click on the record sighting button below.
- It is initially better to record photos and upload them from your camera or phone to the SHNM web site before you familiarise yourself with the NatureMapr app.
Find Out More
For more detailed information, download a copy of the handouts below to help you get started with NatureMapr.
- NatureMapr Handout 1 - How to Upload a Sighting(PDF, 368KB)
- NatureMapr Moderator Practice Notes(PDF, 494KB)
- Wollondilly and Southern Highlands Nature Map - Record a Sighting
If you have expertise in a particular location or taxonomic area and you would like to volunteer your time as a moderator, please get in touch with councils Environment team - 4677 1100.