Do you have data already stored in a digital format? If so, automated or bulk data entry is usually an option.

Importing Data from iNaturalist

  • Log into your iNaturalist account
  • Click on your username in the upper right-hand corner, then select, Observations (found under, "Your Profile") in the upper left
  • Next click, Export CSV on the bottom right-hand side of the screen (under the map)
  • Minimally, include columns selected by default (all "Basic", most "Geo", and all "Taxon" columns)
  • Select, Create Export and then download the file to your computer
  • Send file to: [email protected]

Importing Data from Spreadsheets and other Digital Databases

To maintain the highest level of data quality, HerpMapper requires data to include the following:

  • Observer Name
  • Date
  • Latitude and Longitude (this can be from a GPS, Google Earth, etc. - please specify method)
  • Scientific Name (if unknown, include as "unknown")
  • Photo or Audio Voucher (ideally with a photo or audio voucher number in the spreadsheet corresponding to an .jpg or .mp3 file) Note: We can work with contributors on a case by case basis if data are not formatted in this way
  • Send data file(s) to: [email protected] (we can arrange a way to bulk transfer images after initial contact)

If you have any questions or concerns please see our F.A.Q. page, or contact: [email protected]