What records are eligible and how can I quickly add them to the project?

This project is solely intended to collect records of provincially-tracked species. These are listed in the project species list. You must join the project before you can add records to it.

Please ensure you set your membership to allow project curators to view the private coordinates of your observations no matter who adds the observation to the project, so that when one of the project curators (or the system) adds your record, we can access the private coordinates. This is really important for us since we can't use obscured records for conservation and all of the species in our project will automatically have their coordinates obscured since they are provincially rare.

UPDATE 2020-October iNaturalist changed the way some of this works, so here's the updated way to add existing records to the project:

You can quickly add all of your eligible observations to the project by doing the following:

  1. Make sure you're signed in to iNaturalist.ca (if you prefer iNaturalist.org, then alter the url in step 2, below to use inaturalist.org).
  2. Use this url, replacing "username" with your iNaturalist username: https://inaturalist.ca/observations/username?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=&search_on=&quality_grade=any&reviewed=&geoprivacy=&identifications=any&captive=false&place_id=6883&swlat=&swlng=&nelat=&nelng=&taxon_name=&taxon_id=&day=&month=&year=&order_by=observations.id&order=desc&rank=&hrank=&lrank=&taxon_ids%5B%5D=&d1=&d2=&created_on=&site=&tdate=&list_id=&filters_open=true&view=table&has%5B%5D=geo&list_id=570739&not_in_project=nhic-rare-species-of-ontario
  3. At the top of the new screen, click the "batch edit" button, then click select "all", then click "add to project" and select the NHIC project. This will add all of the records that meet the NHIC project criteria. You may have to do a few batches depending on how many suitable records you have!

Here's the old way (in case it goes back):
You can quickly add all of your eligible observations to the project by doing the following:

  1. go to the project page
  2. scroll down and click the "add from your observations" button.
  3. At the top of the new screen, click the "batch edit" button, then click select "all", then click "add to project" and select the NHIC project. This will add all of the records that meet the NHIC project criteria. You may have to do a few batches depending on how many suitable records you have!
Publicado el abril 3, 2017 02:23 TARDE por mikeburrell mikeburrell

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thanks very much Mike,

Publicado por paulmackenzie hace más de 4 años

Please update these instructions. The project page has changed since 2017. For instance, there is no "add from your observations" button, but there is an "Add Observations" button. After clicking it, there is text saying "Batch," but no option to select all, etc.

Publicado por scharf hace más de 3 años

Hi Sara,

Thanks for reaching out. I still see the "Add from Your Observations" button and clicking through, these instructions still work.

Make sure you're using the web version of iNaturalist (not the app). The "Add from Your Observations" button is to the right of the map showing the observation, two options below "Members".

Please have a look and let me know if you can't find it, I can send you screen shots if that would help.

Mike

Publicado por mikeburrell hace más de 3 años

I later found out how to get these instructions to show. They assume that a person has already joined the group. Before I joined the group the navigation options were different.

Publicado por scharf hace más de 3 años

Yes, sorry, that should have been clear - will edit the instructions to include that. But because of the requirement for us to get explicit permission from the user to utilize the records, we require people join before records can be added.

Publicado por mikeburrell hace más de 3 años

For the batch option, do i need to know which ones meet criteria? I have some from a trip to US last summer and I don't want to manual sort through the list. Does it know? I will maybe need to look at this when i have a little more time.
Thx
M

Publicado por michelle970 hace más de 3 años

Hi Michelle,

No - if you're using the method above it will only add records that meet the project requirements (i.e. are from Ontario and are species that we track). So you should be all set.

Mike

Publicado por mikeburrell hace más de 3 años

Hi Mike,
I was able to join and add my observations to the project.
First, I joined and went to the Project page - https://inaturalist.ca/projects/nhic-rare-species-of-ontario
Then, I clicked "Add from Your Observations" - NOT the big red "Add Observations" button.
Then, my matching observations appeared. (I had 15 that showed up.)
I clicked "Batch edit", then clicked select "All" and then clicked "Add to Project" where I then selected the project "(NHIC) Rare species of Ontario"
I then received a message "15 of 15 added to the project "(NHIC) Rare species of Ontario"
It worked!
Thanks to @hollycaruana for the invite.
I can't wait to add to this wonderful project about rare species.
Best,
Michael

Publicado por mikechen hace más de 3 años

Hey @hollycaruana and @mikeburrell I have gotten to "Add from your observations" and a certain number of my observations pop up on the right side of the map, but try as I might I cannot find "Batch Edit" to save my life. I\m not sure if they automatically added when I joined the project, but if not I would love some help to figure this out. I'm absolutely thrilled that some of my observations are helping

Amanda

Publicado por amkirb hace más de 3 años

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