How to Contribute

It's easy to upload your own sightings to Koala Count 2015 from a smartphone or digital camera!

To get started, simply Register a NatureMapr account and then choose one of the following upload methods:

Method 1 - Smart phone (Easiest)


Download the NatureMapr iPhone App and activate the Koala Count 2015 project.

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Download the NatureMapr Android App and activate the Koala Count 2015 project.

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Other smart phones

Photographs taken from any smartphone with GPS location enabled can be emailed to a PC and uploaded to Koala Count 2015 from there. This method also works on iPhone and Android if you don't have the app.

Method 2 - Cameras with in-built GPS sensor (Easy)

Many modern digital cameras feature an in-built GPS location sensor. If your camera has one, then simply:

  1. Ensure the GPS feature is enabled in your camera's settings
  2. Photograph your sightings
  3. Transfer your photographs to a PC and upload them to Koala Count 2015

Method 3 - Cameras without a GPS sensor (Easy)

Don't despair if your camera or smartphone devide doesn't have a GPS sensor.

You can specify the location of your sightings manually by simply clicking on the map displayed on the Koala Count 2015 report form when you upload your sightings.

Method 4 - Cameras without a GPS sensor (Advanced users)

If your digital camera does not have an in-built GPS location sensor, you can use the GPS location sensor on your smart phone to record the location information and overlay it back onto your camera's photographs at a later time.

To use this approach, you need two pieces of software:

  1. An app on your phone to record your location into GPX format: (GeoTagr for iPhone)
  2. Software on your PC to overlay GPX information onto your images: (GeoSetter for Windows)

Once you've embedded the location information onto your images, you can upload them to Koala Count 2015.

Method 5 - No camera or smartphone

We still want to hear about it! Please still report your sightings manually and give your best estimate of the sighting location by clicking on the map displayed.

Still having issues?

If you are still experiencing issues or are unable to successfully upload your sightings, please Contact Us.

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