Using WildMap on a mobile browser

If you have included video or audio files in your map, users currently have to choose the ‘download and play’ option using their device media player (we recommend TCPMP). Note: Media players need to be setup to play the relevant file types (e.g. .wav, .wmv, .flv) and can also be set to play and close automatically. WildMap will soon convert media to flash format which will play videos and sounds automatically without the need for downloading.


Working Online - Devices with mobile internet connection

If you have a good mobile internet connection in the area in which you will be working (e.g. wireless, 3G, HSDPA or EDGE), you can use WildMap online. To work in the online mode, you must make sure:
a) your device is connected to the internet at all times
b) the ‘offline’ mode is inactive – this is indicated by a red cross on the home page and next to the map/s you are using

• Open ‘WildKnowledge Mobile’ from your Programs list – this fires-up the Opera browser (installation instructions above) and takes you automatically to the site.

• Login if necessary

• To open a map on your mobile device, click on the WildMap icon, this will show all maps in your account along the number of records for each map

• Select the map of interest by clicking on the relevant title/image. This opens the introductory screen which may contain background text, image and audio. Note: only administrators will be able to view unpublished maps

• Press Start to open the map.

• If your device is GPS-enabled, your location will be displayed as a green circle (may take a few moments to appear the first time). If no fix is achieved, ensure that the proper settings have been established for the GPS. Your current location in latitude/longitude is shown in the bottom left

• When a GPS ‘fix’ is obtained a stopwatch icon appears next to the latitude / longitude reading at the bottom of the screen. Clicking this enables you to start/stop recording a track of where you walk.

• Zoom in/out of the map using the +/- buttons or pan using the arrows.


As you walk, the map will ‘follow’, enabling you to approach DIPs. To access the associated information, press the stylus on the DIP marker and either scroll down or select from the list of six icons along the top of the screen:
Image- press to view images
Video- press to play video clips (requires media player – see below)
Audio- press to hear audio clips / commentary (requires media player – see below)
Quiz- press to answer a multiple choice question
Web page – links to relevant web pages for additional info
WildForm- links to a form

When you have finished accessing DIP information, press the Map button to return to the map.
Users can also undertake the following activities by using the four icons along the top of the map.
Add – enables users to create their own content for a specific location by opening a WildForm (the default form is the Personal Interest Point (PIP) but this can be changed when creating the map)
Go-To - provides a drop down list of DIPS, select the relevant DIP to reveal its location.
Quiz – shows how many quiz questions you have answered correctly
Help – provides some elementary advice on how to use WildMap

There is a Results button for displaying records (this will show you all the results in the database because you are online. You can edit the record if necessary.

Working Offline - PDAs / Mobile Phones with no mobile internet

If you do not have mobile internet on your device or do not have a suitable internet tariff (e.g. you only have a small data allowance), or you will be working out-of-range of a fast internet connection, you can use WildMap offline by caching the contents to your device.


• Get your device online - sync it to a broadband-enabled desktop / laptop with a cable or log it on to your WiFi (wireless network)

• Open WildKnowledge Mobile on your device from your Programs list

• Click on Offline (changes the cross x to a tick) – this enables the offline option. You will need to wait whilst the basic information required for offline use is downloaded.

• Once the ‘basestore’ files have downloaded, click on the WildMap icon and click on the cross to locally store the map you wish to use. If the download process is interrupted, click on the cross to resume download. If your device runs out of memory (you will see a warning message), exit the browser and return to the maps to continue downloading. Note: unpublished maps do not appear when viewing maps in the offline mode as they can easily become out of date with the version within the portal – see above for details of how to publish maps. Once your map is published, click ‘Reload (requires a connection)’ and the form will appear.

• Once download is complete, disconnect your device and use offline. Do not logout as this will deactivate the offline mode – and you will have to get online again to log back in. Note: Although logging out deactivates the offline mode, it does not delete any keys or results stored on the device, these can be accessed by re-ticking the offline mode


The offline mode now works exactly in the same manner as explained in ‘Working online’ (above), with the exception that only records saved can be viewed as you are working offline. View records by clicking in the Results button - they can be edited or deleted.

• Upload your records when an internet connection is available.

•  If you wish to clear a map from your offline storage you can either click on the relevant tick for the map or alternatively log out of the portal and select  yes to clear the cache.