Monthly Update

Posted by Choyster

 1 Mar 2024

Hello NatureMaprs!

It's been awhile since I wrote the last update for you all. From now I've decided to go with monthly updates focusing on the most notable developments to our platform, relevant events and happenings:

  • We are excited to announce the premiere of our marketing film by Richard Snashell at Spinning Reel in collaboration with ACT Parks and Conservation.
  • We now ensure the highest level of identification; sending sightings that cannot be identified to its relevant herbarium or special collection to receive expert identification of the physical specimen. 
  • Sightings uploaded via our website now have level one classifications (see image below) for users who don't know the specific species. This can be a daunting part of the upload process and we are working to have level-one classifications built into our app too. This refines your sighting's taxonomy, enabling us to notify the relevant expert moderators of the type of plant or animal you sighted.

  • Within our app, your account and upload display(s) now have a direct link to your profile page on our website.
  • We now have a landing page for conservation land managers, check out the video for details.
  • Several features and bugs encountered during surveys, audio uploads and maps have been rectified.
  • Several bugs found in 'Nearby Sightings' and Field guides have been rectified.
  • Location stats and field guides are now inserted into new polygons.
  • We have joined the Australian Citizen Science Association and recently visited Raford's geography department, demonstrating the app to teachers who will begin its roll-out to year seven and eight students in 2024. 
  • Get behind the Protect Bluetts Block campaign!

From the NatureMapr team, have a great weekend.

2 comments

lizhowarth wrote:
   2 Mar 2024
Congratulations on this excellent direction for NatureMapr! Thank you for your ongoing support, resources and identification
BlackFlat wrote:
   3 Mar 2024
Thank you for all the work put into these improvements

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