Data Collection

Photo submission from the Cooloola BioBlitz

Did you take pictures at the 2019 Bioblitz?

If so, we would love to have copies to add to our collection.

The link for uploading the 2020 BioBlitz Photos will be here in March 2020

* The fine print.By uploading your photos you consent to the use or reproduction of photographs/video of me taken during the Cooloola BioBlitz 2019 by Cooloola Coastcare and Fraser Island Defenders Organisation or its agents for the purposes of advertising, media publicity, publication, web display, general display or for any other purposes inwhole or in part. Date of shoot: 17 - 19 May 2019. At (Location/Situation): Rainbow Beach and Cooloola.I hereby waive any interest that I may have in the copyright to the photograph(s) or videos now or at any future time and state that I do not expect to receive any payment or consideration in respect of them. I release the Cooloola Coastcare and Fraser Island Defenders Organisation, their employees and agents from any liability (including consequential loss) connected with the publication, reproduction, release or other use of these materials.


iNaturalist Data from the Cooloola BioBlitz 2019

How iNaturalist Works

Using iNaturalist on your phone or tablet

  1. Download the App - Point your web browser to https://www.inaturalist.org or download the iNaturalist app for Android from the Google Play Store or from the Apple App Store for iOS.
  2. Create an Account - If you don’t have an account on iNaturalist, create an account through the web site or via the app on your phone.
  3. Join the Cooloola Bioblitz Project (so we can find all your sightings later)
    1. Android
      1. Click the hamburger menu (top left corner) and tap “Projects” from the list.
      2. Tap the search icon in the top right corner and type “Cooloola” in the search box.
      3. Tap “Cooloola Bioblitz May 17-19, 2019” from the list
      4. Tap the “Join” button
    2. iOS (iPhone and iPad)
      1. Tap on the “Projects” button at the bottom of the screen
      2. Type “Cooloola” in the search box and tap “Cooloola Bioblitz May 17-19, 2019
      3. Tap the “Join” button..
  4. Add a Record
    1. Android
      1. Tap the plus sign in the lower right corner of the screen or tap the hamburger menu in the top left and select “New Observation” at the bottom of the list.
      2. Select the “Take Photo” option or if you already have images on your phone, select the “Choose Image” option.
      3. Take the photo and tap “OK” if it is what you want to upload.
      4. Tap on the “What did you see?” option to have iNaturalist try to match your photo with similar images in the database. If one closely matches your photo you can tap the check mark next to select it. You can also just type a species or common name in the “Species Search” box.
      5. Fill in any notes for the sighting, upload another photo if need be.
      6. Tap the “Add to project(s) icon and select the “Cooloola Bioblitz…” option in the list and then tap the check mark at the top right of the screen.
      7. If all looks good, tap the check mark in the top right corner to save the sighting.
    2. iOS (iPhone and iPad)
      1. Click the “Observe” button
      2. Take a photo of a sighting and tap “Next”, or grab one from your camera gallery that you have already taken.
      3. Tap on the “What did you see?” option to have iNaturalist try to match your photo with similar images in the database. If one closely matches your photo you can tap the photo to select it. You can also just type a species or common name in the “Species Search” box.
      4. Fill in any notes for the sighting, upload another photo if needed.
      5. Tap the “Projects” icon and select the “Cooloola Bioblitz…” button on the right side.
      6. Tap the back button, top left, to return to the sighting menu.
      7. If all looks good, tap “SHARE” at the bottom of the screen to upload the record.

Using iNaturalist on your computer

  1. Point your web browser to https://www.inaturalist.org
  2. Create an Account - If you don’t have an account on iNaturalist, create an account through the web site or via the app on your phone.
  3. Join the Cooloola Bioblitz Project

Using a DSLR Camera and GPS Track (GeoSetter)

Take photos with your camera.

Run a GPS or GPS track app on your phone.

On a PC combine them using Geosetter (Windows only)

Using Pen and Paper

On the paper form record:

  • Details of the sighting
  • GPS location from a smartphone or GPS
  • Photo name and photographer