Diario del proyecto BowerBird

lunes, 27 de mayo de 2019

How to Find BowerBird Observation on iNat

There may be occasion where you need to find a particular record that came from BowerBird. To do this all you need to do is append the BowerBird URL to the following iNaturalist URL:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&verifiable=any&field:Bowerbird URL=

That URL finds all records that came to iNaturalist from BowerBird by virtue of the presence of the "Bowerbird URL" field that was added in the process. To find a specific observation just click on that link and then paste the BowerBird URL at the end of it in the address bar of your browser. For Example:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&verifiable=any&field:Bowerbird URL=http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/53543
Publicado el lunes, 27 de mayo de 2019 a las 05:43 AM por reiner reiner | 3 comentarios | Deja un comentario

domingo, 26 de mayo de 2019

Do Your Observations Need to be Identified?

On BowerBird many observations remained unidentified, partly because the "Needs ID" search only finds observations without any ID, rather than just missing a genus level ID. These records do not serve much purpose until they are at least identified to some level. Having something there also allows specialists in a field to find your observation so increases the likelihood of further refinement (most people can't look at every observation). It also eliminates some ambiguity if there are several objects in an image (an insect on a flower, for example) for what you want identified.

    To find any of your own records that don't have any identification:
  1. Click on Identify from the menu at the top.
  2. Click on the Filters option on the search line.
  3. Tick the Your Observations box.
  4. Select the Unknown category.
  5. Click on Update Search.

Clicking on an observation will open an identification window for you.

Additionally, in the Filters if you expand More Filters and in the Project input box type and then select bowerbird (be sure to not have Your Observations selected) you can help identify observations from other members of the BowerBird community here.

Publicado el domingo, 26 de mayo de 2019 a las 04:58 AM por reiner reiner | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario

miércoles, 22 de mayo de 2019

Getting Started with iNaturalist for Bowerbird Users

This tutorial is meant to orient the BowerBird community with the basics of iNaturalist

Part 1: Making an iNaturalist account & requesting ‘Migration Assistance’ from iNaturalist

Step A: Go to www.inaturalist.org and click ‘Sign up’

Step B: From www.inaturalist.org/signup follow 1-5 to create an account

Step C: You should now be logged in and viewing your Dashboard at www.inaturalist.org/home
Note your Username (e.g. ‘loarie’).

Step D: Send an email to help@inaturalist.org including your iNaturalist Username and you Bowerbird Username. Indicate in the email that you would like iNaturalist staff to copy observations from your Bowerbird account to your iNaturalist account

Part 2: Find and Join the Bowerbird Project

Step A: Expand the ‘Community’ tab in the header and click on Projects to navigate to www.inaturalist.org/projects

Step B: Search for or click on the Bowerbird project (it’s currently Featured) to navigate to www.inaturalist.org/projects/bowerbird

Step C: Join the project

iNaturalist has ‘Traditional’ Projects and ‘Collection’ Projects. Traditional Projects work a lot like projects on Bowerbird, you have to join them and then add observations to them. The Bowerbird Project is a Collection Project.

Collection Projects are configured to automatically find appropriate observations and display them. For example, the Bowerbird Project is displaying all observations from Australia and Christmas Island made by the list of users. This means you do not have to add your observations to Collection Projects, the project does it automatically. If you’re username is not yet among the list of users, one of the admins will add you.

Step D: Click through to an observation page, such as www.inaturalist.org/observations/25490021
On the lower right side of an Observation page you’ll see a section for Projects. If you join a Collection Project (like the Bowerbird Project) a link to the project will appear on your relevant observations.
All Observations imported through the ‘assisted migration’ also have the ‘Bowerbird URL’ Observation Field which includes a link to the original record on Bowerbird

Part 3: Uploading Observations, Exploring Observations, and Adding Identifications

The Bowerbird Project offers a somewhat more focused portal into the iNaturalist website which can be a bit overwhelming at first. From this page you can get to the core functionality:
(1) Upload - uploading observations is explained in this video tutorial: www.inaturalist.org/pages/video+tutorials#add_web
Then click on the Observations tab to reveal links to
(2) Search - exploring observations is explained in this video tutorial: www.inaturalist.org/pages/video+tutorials#explore
(3) Identify - identifying observations is explained in this video tutorial:
www.inaturalist.org/pages/video+tutorials#identify

Part 4: Communicating with other users

To communicate on iNaturalist you can:
(1) Send individual users private direct messages
When someone interacts with your content (ie leaves a comment or an identification) you’ll generally receive
(2) A red notification in the header and
(3) A notification in your Dashboard Feed
Likewise, when you interact with other people’s content this will generate notifications for them. Notifications are distilled into a daily email digest.
(4) the iNat Forum is also a great place to have conversations with the community

Also, you can ‘mention’ people by writing their name in a comment preceded by an @, e.g. @loarie. Mentions generate notifications and are great ways to get a person’s attention

Also don’t forget help@inaturalist.org for any questions.

Publicado el miércoles, 22 de mayo de 2019 a las 04:47 PM por loarie loarie | 23 comentarios | Deja un comentario

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