1. Create an Account

From the main HerpMapper page, click on the Register link and create an account. The Terms of Use and Privacy statements are located there.

2. Download the HerpMapper app

HerpMapper is available for Android and iOS (Apple). To download HerpMapper, use the following links:

Google Play

iTunes Store

If you are using a Windows based device, see please our instructions for using Mobile Mapper until the HerpMapper App is released for Windows.

3. Configure HerpMapper

When you first run HerpMapper, you will be prompted to login to your account.

4. Create a New Record

Location: Press New Record once the application is opened. The application will automatically grab your longitude and latitude close to your current position. Once it has loaded your position press "Continue".

Note: If the app was previously opened, please return to this screen and allow ample time for the coordinates to reset or it will use your last location

Taxon: This takes you to the next screen which allows users to "browse taxa" or "search taxa. Browsing taxa allows you to select the species from organized groups. Searching taxa allows the user to search by common or Latin name. Recently used species will appear on this screen for convenience.

Voucher: This allows you to take a picture or record audio at the moment of observation or upload an image taken previously. Once you choose "Take Picture" your camera phone loads up, take the picture, and it automatically uploads the picture to the record you are entering without saving to your photo library. Alternatively you can browse for a previously taken photo in your library.

Additional Information: This screen allows you to enter information about the observation to the best of your knowledge. Please fill these out appropriately to the best of your knowledge.

Review: This screen shows you all the information about the record before saving it. Please review all areas to make sure they are correct to the best of your knowledge. Once reviewed press "Save Record". Once the record is saved it will show< up in the "Pending Records" option from the home screen.

Note: your record will not show up on Herp Atlas without syncing it in the following step.

5. Submit Your Records

Click "Pending Records" from the home page to access all of your saved observations. Make sure the information is accurate. If it is not, you will have to delete the observation and file it again. There is no way to edit existing records at this time. Press "Sync Records" to begin uploading the records to HerpMapper.

Note: If your mobile device is allowed to enter an idle state it may disrupt the communication and result in only a partial upload of your records or an error message. To avoid this, observe the app and do not allow your phone to idle.

Once your records are uploaded they will disappear from the pending screen. Check the HerpMapper website to ensure that yourrecords have been uploaded.