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Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app

Most people don’t carry their desktop computers into the field while looking for critters; that’s why we made an app.

Ontario Nature’s Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app identifies Ontario’s reptiles and amphibians, lets you submit sightings with ease and stores a record of your submissions.

The app:

  • Includes a field guide for the 48 species of reptiles and amphibians found in Ontario with a colour photo gallery, interactive range maps and detailed descriptions for each species
  • Uses your phone’s internal mapping software, camera and clock to allow you to submit your sightings to the atlas from your phone in less than 30 seconds
  • Recognizes geo-tagged photos in the submission form and automatically uploads the location so you don't have to input it manually
  • Offers you the ability to upload audio and video files, not just photos
  • Provides a summary of all your previous submissions, including where they were verified
  • Includes dynamic range maps for each species with individual squares to see where a particular species was last reported in that area
  • Offers the ability to submit data off location, not just from where you observed the species

Where can I get the app?

You need to be connected to wifi to download the app.

Download the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas App

The app is available for the iPhone and other Apple devices through the iTunes store for free. Note: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 6s, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Optimized for iPhone 5.

A version for Android devices is available free of charge on the Google Play storeNote: Requires Android OS version 2.3 or higher. Limited to devices with resolutions of 480×800 pixels, 1280×720 pixels or 1920×1080 pixels.


If you have any questions or difficulties related to the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app, please email atlas@ontarionature.org.

Supported by:

Environment Canada   Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

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