The wilding conifer information system is comprised of a number of applications, including Data Maintenance, Mobile, Data Importer and Explorer.

Data Maintenance Application

The Data Maintenance Application is a web browser tool that is used to create and maintain infestations, activities, operational areas and points of interes. Both the shape and attributes of features can be edited from with the application using an array of functions

The application is accessed via the WCIS home page and can be used with a wide range of web browsers. It is optimally used from a desktop pc, or laptop, but can also be used with a touch screen device.

Typically this application would be used to:

  • Create and maintain operational areas e.g. as part of your annual planning exercise
  • Create activities and infestation, back in the office, after their details have been recorded on paper by field operators
  • Create and maintain infestations in the office from the interpretation of aerial photography and local knowledge etc.
  • Create activities and infestations from the draft shapes created via the Data Importer Application (i.e. imported shp and gpx files)
  • Create activities and infestations back in the office using the geometry of existing shapes (e.g. copying the area of an infestation to create the area of an activity)
  • Reshape infestation and activity shapes, that were initially created in the mobile tool, using the array of complex shape editing tools

See Data Maintenance Application for guidance

Mobile Application

The Mobile Application is a tool designed for use in the field. The application can be downloaded to a mobile device from the App Store for Apple devices or Play Store for Android devices. The Mobile Application provides functionality to add infestation, activity and points of interest in a simple and intuitive way.

The application is capable of operating offline so is the ideal tool to capture the shape and attributes of infestations and activities while on-site. The data will be synced back to the database and, almost immediately, display in the other applications.

Typically this application would be used in the field in the following ways:

  • Tracking your movement to create the shape of an infestation or activity, then entering the details of that feature while on-site
  • Tracing a basic shape using the touchscreen and entering the details while on-site, so you don’t have to remember, or note on paper. The shape can be edited later in the office using the more powerful tools of the Data Maintenance Application
  • Adding points of interest and hazards using your geolocation
  • Viewing any nearby hazards or other points of interest
  • Viewing where an infestation is located to assist with where you are heading
  • Add a photo of an infestation or point of interest
  • Updating the attributes of an existing infestation to reflect its nature after you have carried out a control activity. E.g. the number of trees and overall percentage cover will have heavily reduced after a chainsaw operation and this is valuable data to be collected onsite

See Mobile Application for guidance

Data Importer Application

The Data Importer Application is a web browser tool that is used for importing  gpx and shp files. The files are imported into the system as a temporary shape and viewed in the map display. The shapes can also be viewed in the Data Maintenance Application and used as the basis for creating the extent of infestation, activity, or other features.

The application is accessed via the WCIS home page and can be used with a wide range of web browsers.

Typically this application would be used to:

  • Import a gpx or shp file you have recorded while in the field as draft shape, which can then be used to create an infestation or activity in the Data Maintenance Application
  • Add a photograph of an infestation or point of interest (can also be done via the mobile application)
  • Import a gpx or shp file that you have exported from your own system to create a draft shape, which can then be used to create an operational area, infestation or activity in the Data Maintenance Application

See Data Importer Application for guidance

Explorer Application

The Explorer Application is a web browser tool that is used for viewing the wilding conifer data that has been input via the Data Maintenance and Mobile Applications. The Explorer Application also provides functionality to print maps.

The application is accessed via the WCIS home page and can be used with a wide range of web browsers. It is optimally used from a desktop pc, or laptop, but can also be used with a touch screen device.

The application would be used for the following:

  • Printing areas of the map with features displaying
  • Viewing specific layers in a specific area to gather insight
  • Providing a basis for demonstrating your story
  • Viewing the nature of specific infestations

See Explorer Application for guidance

System Support

Regional representatives

Each region will have a regional representative who acts as the first level of support for the wilding conifer system. If you are unsure who this is, ask the lead agency involved in the operations you are undertaking. 

I cannot login in

You can use the Forgot Password function on the home page to reset your password. Simply enter your user name and you will be prompted to reset your password via an email link. If you are not sure of your user name please contact your regional representative.

System bugs, issues and errors

If you are experiencing an issue with the way the system is working, that you believe is not the intended system behaviour, please contact your regional representative. The regional representative will triage the issue and attempt to resolve it. If unsuccessful they will contact an administrator at Land Information New Zealand to resolve it. 

Last Updated: 19 September 2017