What Wildbook should this feature be in?
What would you like to see?
Would it be possible to resurrect the “Batch Upload”? With the help of Giles Winstanley we have previously uploaded large numbers of encounters (500+) after large chunks of time in the field with minimal internet access. Is there any way of being able to do this in the future?
How would this functionality help you?
I have ~900 manta photos to upload (already matched offline), it would save myself and the volunteers a huge amount of manual upload time. Thanks!
We do have a Bulk Import feature that we maintain across Wildbooks. For whatever reason, it was not exposed on MantaMatcher, and I have now made it visible for users after login. Just select “Bulk Import” from the “Submit” menu.
This is not Stan’s code. This uses a standard import format spreadsheet, which is common across all Wildbooks. I have attached an empty, full spreadsheet here as well as a simple one with a few lines populated as an example. Not all lines are required.
This will be Encounter.livingStatus with exact values “alive” and “dead”. For some reason we don’t currently import it. I have filed bug WB-466, and I am going to fix it myself. SO please plan on using it. I’ll reply here when it’s fixed.
Please use: Encounter.occurrenceRemarks
noticeable scarring (is this the same as ‘Encounter.distinguishingScar’)
That is the correct field. Unless you want this applied as a Keyword to a specific photo? The it would be Encounter.keywordX (e.g., Encounter.keyword0) to correspond to column Encounter.mediaAssetX (e.g., Encounter.mediaAsset0)
other email address to inform
I created WB-467. Checking how hard it would be to add this quickly…
Please note, we have a spreadsheet with more field descriptions here:
We don’t support the Encounter.keyword00 format. So please label Encounter.keyword0X as Encounter.keywordX. For example, Encounter.keyword5 should be used and not Encounter.keyword05.
The Encounter.mediaAssetX fields are being called out because - starting with Encounter.mediaAsset0 - there don’t appear to be any valid values in them. If even one valid value is found, the column won’t appear in the list. Did you intend to import photos? If so, please send your spreadsheet directly to email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org and we can review it.
For Encounter.measurement, I think the supported column for turtles should be: