Feature List



CyberTracker enables users with no programming skills to customise a Data Capture Application for Android Smartphones and Mobile Devices. It further enables users with no GIS skills to view and analyse their data on a Windows PC.

The CyberTracker desktop software only supports Android devices at this stage. It does not support iOS devices. For iOS devices, see the CyberTracker Connect feature below.

Data can be exported in a number file formats for advanced data analyses in other software tools, such as Excel, Esri ArcGIS, Distance Software or R Statistical software.

CyberTracker also enables advanced users to connect to server databases and allows remote synchronization from Smartphones and Mobile Devices.

The CyberTracker Connect feature is supported on both Android and iOS devices and is available for download from Google Play or the Apple Store. With CyberTracker Connect data can be synchronized remotely to online databases such as Esri ArcGIS Online, SMART Conservation and EarthRanger.

For advanced users Web Update allows install and update of applications via the web. 

The CyberTracker Application developer allows you to create your own Custom Screen Templates using a wide selection of screen components.

CyberTracker Icon User Interface Design

CyberTracker is the most efficient way to gather large quantities of geo-referenced data for field observations at a speed and level of detail not possible before.

The CyberTracker Icon User Interface was originally designed for trackers who cannot read or write. However, scientists and conservationists benefit from the Icon User Interface enabling significantly faster data collection than text interfaces or written methods. The icon interface design also reduces data input errors.

The CyberTracker desktop software consists of three main components:

  • Application developer to create data capture screens for Smartphone or Mobile Device
  • Reports to view and analyse data in Tables, Maps, Photo views and Graphs on a Windows PC
  • Elements to manage the database Elements

CyberTracker Online Databases

CyberTracker Applications can synchronise data remotely from Smartphones and Mobile Devices to Esri ArcGIS Online, SMART, EarthRanger and GDM+.

CyberTracker Server Setup

The CyberTracker Object database use the Microsoft Access database on a Windows PC. CyberTracker also supports connections to Server databases such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL.

CyberTracker Command Line

Several CyberTracker features can be triggered via the command-line. This functionality is usually intended for server side scripts that operate on the database as a whole.

CyberTracker Remote Synchronization

If your project involves multiple handheld users sending data to a single database, then this feature may be of interest to you. Remote Synchronization involves CyberTracker desktops and PDAs sending data over the internet to a central server. The database administrator can then download this sighting data into a consolidated database.

Export of data include:

  • Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
  • Comma Separated Values
  • CyberTracker export file (CTX)
  • Export Rule File
  • eXtended Markup Language (XML)
  • ESRI Shape File
  • ESRI Shape File (integrated track)
  • Google Earth (Keyhole Markup Language)
  • External database
  • Darwin Core (XML)
  • Tab Separated Values
  • Web page (HTML)
  • JPEG File Interchange
  • Bitmap
  • Windows Metafile

Import of data include:

  • Import CTX file containing CyberTracker data or CyberTracker database
  • Import columns of data fields from Excel Spreadsheet

In Applications, the New Screen feature allows you to select a Screen Template for:

  • Radio List
  • Check List
  • Number List
  • Number Keypad
  • Note
  • Short Question Note
  • GPS Timer Setup
  • Title screen with text
  • Blank screen with title and navigator
  • Blank screen with navigator

The Application developer allows you to create your own Custom Screen Templates, using the Layout feature

The Application developer allows you to define the screen properties and to link screens into a sequence of interlinked screens.

The Application Properties allow you to:

  • Select General Appearance properties
  • Select General System properties
  • Set the GPS properties, including sighting accuracy, track accuracy, manual GPS entry
  • Create multiple Moving Field Maps for real-time navigation on the mobile device or smartphone
  • Create GPS GoTo waypoint settings

The Application developer allows you to create multiple Applications for the same database and to manage them

The Layout feature allows you to create your own screen design using a Toolbox of screen components and controls. See Toolbox options below.

The Application developer has a simulator to do a Test Run to bug check your Application, before Installing the Application onto a Windows Mobile or Android mobile device or smartphone.

The Reports allows you to:

  • View and Query data in a Table
  • View data on a Map
  • View photos attached to data
  • Create Graphs
  • Export data

Map options include:

  • Microsoft Virtual Earth (default view)
  • Google Earth
  • ESRI Shapefile map layers
  • Image map

Map Rendering includes:

  • Point data
  • Path data
  • Grid Analysis for Cell Count
  • Grid Analysis for Effort
  • Grid Analysis for Index of Abundance

The Map Legend includes:

  • Select to show or hide particular Query
  • Show or hide Timer points
  • Color, Style and Size of points
  • Transparency

Map Tools include:

  • Zoom in or out
  • Select area to Zoom into
  • Pan map view
  • Select data point
  • Measure distance
  • Move point
  • Create Field Map

Map settings include:

  • Map appearance
  • Track Timer settings
  • Datum and Projection settings
  • Image map geo-reference settings
  • Map export settings

Graphs include:

  • Frequency Graphs
  • Efficiency Graphs
  • Trend Graphs
  • Trend Data

The Query Editor includes:

  • Date range selection
  • Inspector showing individual observations
  • Edit or Delete sightings
  • Adding and removing Table Columns
  • Specify Output for each Column
  • Datum and Projection
  • Advanced Filter Builder

Reports also allow you to create multiple Reports and to manage reports

The drop-down Tools include:

  • Edit screen profiles for different handheld devices
  • Default Field Map
  • GPS Simulator
  • Data Recovery Console
  • Pack Database
  • Create Database Connection

The drop-down Database Properties include:

  • Database Author details
  • Remote Data Transfer settings to send data from the field to a central ftp site
  • Password Protected features
  • Merge Databases
  • Change Tracking

The Elements allow you to create new categories of database Elements and to define the database Elements properties.

The Application Layout mode include a Toolbox with screen components and controls to create your own Data Capture Screen Designs:

Toolbox Static Controls include:

  • Panel
  • Image
  • Zoom Image
  • Sound
  • Scroll box
  • Marquee
  • GPS
  • Range Finder
  • Memo
  • Title bar
  • Notebook
  • System state

Toolbox Data Controls include:

  • History
  • Navigator
  • Navigator Back
  • Navigator Next
  • Navigator Home
  • Navigator Skip
  • Navigator Save
  • Navigator Options
  • Navigator GPS
  • Navigator Jump
  • Element Image
  • Element Zoom Image
  • Element Sound
  • Element Recorder
  • Element Panel
  • Element Memo
  • Element Container
  • Element List
  • Element Formula
  • Element Keypad
  • Element Text Edit
  • Element Camera
  • Element Range Finder
  • Element Raindance
  • Element Serial data
  • Element Number
  • Element Image Grid 1
  • Element Image Grid 2
  • Field Map
  • GoTo List
  • GPS Timer List
  • Owner Information
  • Send Data

Toolbox Actions include:

  • Add Attribute
  • Add User Name
  • Configure GPS
  • Snap GPS position
  • Snap Last GPS Position
  • Snap Time
  • Configure Range Finder
  • Configure Save Targets
  • Reset state key
  • Set pending GoTo