Bulk uploading your existing observations to the Project

Welcome new MLSSA members, and some not so new.

For those who already have added observation to iNaturalist and are dreading the tedious process of adding each observation manually, read on:

To bulk upload your observations to a project simply click on the "Observations" link below your name on the top right of screen.

Using the map on the right, zoom in on your South Australian observations, and click on "re-do search in map area".
This will restrict your observation to those roughly in the right area.

Underneath the heading of "Your Observations" is a button with "batch edit". Click on that.

----------------------------- This line is here for a reason----------------------

Click on "Select All", then on "Add to Project".

Now, very important, do not click on any of the REMOVE buttons! This will delete your observations from projects you've already joined.

Click on the "Add" button next to Marine Life Society of South Australia.

If you get errors, this may well be because an observation is outside the area delineated as marine and coastal waters.

If you have more than 200 observations to add, scroll down to the very bottom and click on "Page 2", and re-do the steps below the line only!
(Told you there was a reason).

Repeat for pages 3, 4 etc until you're done.

Happy iNating!

Posted by sascha_schulz sascha_schulz, March 09, 2018 06:56

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Posted by sascha_schulz almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks Sascha, I'll try to work up the courage to try this soon

Posted by steve_reynolds almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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If you stuff it up, like I did... at one stage the MLSSA project had 2000 observations... you can always undo the additions via the remove button.

Posted by sascha_schulz almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Just to say I did read this good advice Sascha and others. And I seriously do hope to try bulk uploading at some future point but as I do not know when, and do not wish to appear ungrateful for what is clearly well meant and well targeted advice, I am registering my interest now☺

Posted by davemmdave almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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(About to get on next plane...)

Posted by davemmdave almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Just to say I did read this good advice Sascha and others. And I seriously do hope to try bulk uploading at some future point but as I do not know when, and do not wish to appear ungrateful for what is clearly well meant and well targeted advice, I am registering my interest now☺

Posted by davemmdave almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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About time I tried this!

Posted by davemmdave 5 months ago (Flag)
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@steve_reynolds?
Please add Sascha's helpful advice about bulk uploads to the February MLSSA meeting agenda.
I believe I'm right in saying that, so far, MLSSA has only bulk uploaded the fish photos from the MLSSA Photo Index of S.A. marine life, and obviously those were only a small part of the full P.I.'s content.
I've ad hoc occasionally uploaded to iNat , one by one, in no particular order, marine invertebrate and plant photos of mine that coincidentally were also in the MLSSA P.I., so when MLSSA does bulk uploads of all remaining (=non fish) photos, a small percentage would become duplicate observations on iNat.
But that's a minor detail,and I would easily work through those duplicates and resolve the issue in a matter of weeks.
Sorry if this matter of the remaining P.I. images has been discussed and resolved one way or another at past MLSSA meetings, but I don't think it's reached closure.
I do know that we had concerns about the small number of images on the MLSSA website that were not taken by members, i.e. potential copyright infringement ,but I thought we'd sorted that out. Surely it's not difficult to exclude those from a bulk upload,anyway, rather than letting the issue languish by trying to get consent from a handful of people some of them effectively lost to our address book so many years after they allowed MLSSA to use a photo under their personal conditions e.g. not for profit?
Cheers
David Muirhead

Posted by davemmdave 26 days ago (Flag)
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Now added this topic to the Feb agenda

Posted by steve_reynolds 24 days ago (Flag)
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Thanks Steve

Posted by davemmdave 24 days ago (Flag)

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