2 animals in one annotation - how to fix?

What Wildbook are you working in? ACW

What is the entire URL out of the browser, exactly where the error occurred?
https://africancarnivore.wildbook.org/encounters/encounter.jsp?number=d5a0c63c-c361-44e7-bb87-0362b0ed6e81

Can you describe what the issue is you’re experiencing?
I have 2 cheetah in an image and, unfortunately, both have been captured within a single annotation. I’d love to use the new Add Annotation function but I don’t which animal is considered not in the annotation, if that makes sense. Also, that won’t fix the original annotation, which I assume won’t match against any others in the system while it’s assumed to be one very long cheetah instead of 2 separate ones.

What is the recommended approach for this problem? @PaulK tells me he’s also run into this issue with wild dogs. I suspect we’ll run into it relatively frequently.

Can you provide steps on how to reproduce what you’re experiencing?

If this is a bulk import report, send the spreadsheet to services@wildme.org with the email subject line matching your bug report

Hello!

As an example, I assumed the existing annotation (covering two cheetahs) was the “real” annotation, and I used the “add annotation” option to draw a bounding box around the upper cheetah. This spawned a new Encounter:

https://africancarnivore.wildbook.org/encounters/encounter.jsp?number=7f2cc817-0b73-49eb-96c3-9db23bad263b

(I added this manually to the Occurrence, something we can automate in the future).

and new matches:
https://africancarnivore.wildbook.org/iaResults.jsp?taskId=d08ee9a5-727b-4611-affb-8e949108b537

This does not fix the fact that the original annotation is too large, but it does create a workaround: just create a new Annotation and use that for ID. You can then delete the Encounter for the offending, too-large annotation to have it ignored for matching, leaving you with your new Annotations for matching (e.g., create a new one for the upper cheetah and a new one for the lower cheetah).

Hope this helps,
Jason

Makes sense. thanks Jason.