Te whakahaere raraunga me te whakamahere
Data management, repositories and mapping
Guidance on collecting, managing and mapping your data.
Collecting data about your activities and monitoring is essential. It allows you to identify trends, analyse your progress and adapt your management to make sure your project will achieve its objectives.
Visually mapping your data using a Geographic Information System (GIS) is a powerful tool that many conservation groups use to understand the landscape they are working in.
Data management and mapping allow you to demonstrate what your project has achieved and tell your story, which is particularly useful when you are applying for funding.
Start with these resources
Record trap, bait, monitoring and biodiversity outcome data. This free app allows you to capture, record and understand your pest control progress and monitoring data.
Store and organise your data from trap-lines, bait-lines and tracking tunnels. Suitable for community groups and pest control projects.
Digital tools and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Remote monitoring of traps
A summary of some remote sensor technology available in New Zealand by Predator Free NZ.
A Sustainable Coastlines initiative utilising citizen science, collects and analyses data on litter distribution.
Open Street Map
An open community of cartographers have digitised an alternative topographic map to Google maps in an easy to use viewer.
Avenza Map App
An app for your device that allows you load basemaps and capture accurate location data.
S-Map (digital soil map)
A detailed soil map of New Zealand by Manaaki Whenua / Landcare Research. The project is still in progress, but some mapping is complete for southern Auckland.
LINZ coordinate converter
An online tool by Land Information New Zealand that allows you convert coordinates between New Zealand projections.
Google Earth Pro
This free Google map product allows you to explore the earth in 3D with aerial imagery, terrain models and more. You can also collect point, line and polygon data.
Land Air Water Aotearoa
A viewer that allows users to explore their surrounding natural environment.
New Zealand GIS In Conservation (GiC)
An organisation that supports the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) by volunteer conservation groups and iwi working in conservation.
Open Source (free) Geographic Information System (GIS) software that allows you analyse, process and spatially map your data.
ESRI Non-profit license application
Apply for access to the ESRI suite of GIS software. Information on the applications ESRI ArcGIS, ArcGIS online, ArcPro, Survey123, Collector, ArcGIS Hub and others can be found here.
Simple and free open source software for uploading, downloading and converting GPS files between devices.
Ecological collaboration and tracking. Engage and record community information and interactions. This software when configured allows you to organise your operation into neighbourhoods and collect a range conservation management data.
Environment Auckland Data Portal
Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU) carries out environmental monitoring across the region. View and access this public data.
Ministry for the Environment Data Service
View and download publicly available data from the Ministry for the Environment.
Land Resource Information Systems Portal
This portal, created by Manaaki Whenua / Landcare Research, is a repository of authoritative New Zealand science datasets and information. It includes the latest land cover database dataset.
Auckland Council Open Data
An Auckland Council website where you can discover, explore and download council-owned datasets.