The tools and resources listed below are used by people across the Network and could prove useful for your work.

Click on the following links for more information:

Recorder 6 

Recorder 6 is the ultimate tool for those entering, collating and exchanging records of species and habitats. It includes extensive, and very flexible, facilities for outputting the data including the ability to link other systems, such as GIS, directly to the data holdings.

FSC Plugin for QGIS

This is a QGIS plugin designed specifically for biological recorders. The plugin streamlines many of the tasks commonly required from GIS by biological recorders including viewing NBN maps (via the NBN WMS), displaying biological records derived from CSV file, working with OS grid references and registering raster map images from the internet.


QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.  It is a volunteer driven project.


DMAP for Windows is mapping software designed specifically for producing Distribution Maps and Coincidence Maps which are displayed in colour on-screen, with multiple zoom capability. The maps can be printed at high resolution in colour or black and white, or they can be exported as high-resolution images to other software for incorporating high-quality maps in reports or publications.


A species recording website.