Jump to: Graphics and outputs
- Demo videos and user guides
- Try it out
- Meet the team
Welcome to CatchIT! We are a one-stop shop for data management and analysis for community pest control
projects. We can store and organise your data from trap-lines, bait-lines, and
tracking tunnels, and we provide a suite of maps, graphics, and analyses to display
your results. We aim to help engage and motivate community volunteers by seeing their
data come to life on the screen.
CatchIT is suitable for community projects, conservation management, and scientific research.
There is no charge or fee. It is coordinated by Rachel Fewster of
the University of Auckland.
Graphics and outputs: updated!
- See some of our community group graphics portfolios, including movie animations, heatmaps, catch-maps, and barcharts:
- Try out our interactive graphics apps. Just click
the buttons and start exploring. Or click straight through to:
- Our CatchIT-Schools programme, a collaboration with
The Forest Bridge Trust, is an
educational programme for primary-school children to learn about science and data analysis
in a hands-on conservation setting.
Demo Videos and User Guides: updated!
See our quick one-page user guide
for how to use
CatchIT. If you are using CatchIT for bait-station data, use the more detailed guide here
Alternatively, watch the short demo movies below to find out how to enter your data.
These demo movies are 1 to 3 minutes long and play with Shockwave Flash.
Demo videos for Project Administrators:
Advanced demo videos for Project Administrators:
- Area and Line Permissions. Give people permission to enter data for particular traplines or baitlines, or withdraw permission.
- Custom Fields and Special Messages. Add your own choice of data column to your Enter Data form, called a Custom Field: e.g. to record trap maintenance or a bird sighting. Also shows how to set a Special Message that will appear at the top of the Enter Data form for all users, e.g. to make an announcement or clarify data entry.
- Device Properties. Edit properties of traps and bait stations, such as trap names, location, trap type, and which line the trap appears on; and similarly for bait stations.
Try it out:
To try out the system, please contact Rachel Fewster
to obtain a user-account and password.
Then go here to log in:
Meet the team:
CatchIT has been coordinated by Rachel Fewster
since 2011, with software developers Sunil Patel and Giles Turner, and input from statistics students
Rishika Chopara, Sophie Kincaid, Oliver Stevenson, Mac Townsend, and Daniel van Vorsselen. Thanks also to
Auckland University IT staff Andrew Bevin, Prasanna Subramanian, and Matiu Carr for technical support.
The project has been funded since 2011 by:
CatchIT is data-management software for conservation projects in New Zealand.
For questions or comments, please contact Rachel Fewster.