Welcome to these web pages containing video screencasts and other resources to demonstrate ways of using the MapMate species recording database. They are primarily for BSBI recorders and members who use MapMate for recording plant species. However, other MapMate users are very welcome! 

How to Install MapMate on a new Windows 10 or 11 PC

Trouble-shooting guide: how to fix MapMate analysis tree problem with Windows 8 and 10 

The online BSBI MapMate Book, by Martin Rand, is now available.

This website covers the following subjects:

The BSBI MapMate Book covers all of the above topics; the book also has an addition chapter (see Chapter 8) on the use of Schedules and Catalogues.

For more general information about plant recording go to the main BSBI website, for example the sections on Identification and Local Groups/Recorders.

These pages have been compiled for BSBI by Martin C. Harvey

with funding from Scottish Natural Heritage.

Example map showing distribution over a contour background

A distribution map generated in MapMate for Brown Bent (Agrostis vinealis) in Merionethshire, displayed over contour and hydrology layers.

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (known as BSBI) is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (8553976) and a charity registered in England and Wales (1152954) and in Scotland (SC038675). Registered office: WMT LLP Chartered Accountants, 4 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3RD.