HerpMapper

HerpMapper (HM) is a relatively new global herp atlas and data hub project that receives “catch and release” data from the general public, herpers, other citizen scientists, and professionals. HM data are only viewable to county-level to the public, but HerpMapper does make these data freely available to HM Partners – groups that use these recorded observations for research, conservation, and preservation purposes. More more information see our F.A.Q. page.

HerpMapper Wants You!

  • Data contributors
    • Citizen scientists
    • Herpers
    • Professionals
  • Data Partners (view our current list of Partners).
    • National, regional, and local units of government
    • Non-governmental conservation groups
    • Existing herp atlas projects
    • Researchers
    • Other conservation partners
  • Promoters – share our flyer (English, Spanish, Chinese).
    • Website administrators
    • Conservation organizations
    • Herpers and other naturalists

Share with Confidence!

  • Public does not have access to detailed location information (example)
    • County-level only in United States
    • Similar scale for other countries that do not use counties
  • Can choose to completely restrict public access to specific observations
  • Maintain access to data you have submitted
  • Export your data in a wide variety of formats (more upon specific request)

Data is Available!

  • Free access for research, conservation, and preservation purposes
    • Supports one-time requests and continuous access
  • Shared data available at multiple scales
    • City to international-level access
    • Species-specific access
  • Photo or audio vouchers for all observations
  • All observations have a HM accession number (example: HM 39316)

Easy to Use!

  • Easy web interface that extracts voucher metadata when present
  • FREE Mobile Mapper app (Android and Apple) that allows multiple configurations
  • App does NOT need cell signal to work in the field!
  • Options to bulk import existing data sets! See importing data

For more information about contributing or receiving data, or for questions and concerns, contact: info@herpmapper.org

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