Leopard Shark ID's Processing Time

What Wildbook are you working in?
Wildbook for Leopard Sharks

Can you describe what the issue is you’re experiencing?
The ID processing time for the leopard sharks is pretty slow, and I was wondering since changing the amount of spots allowed in one map if this was expected or unexpected.

Can you provide steps on how to reproduce what you’re experiencing?
Run a scan task for one of the unidentified leopard shark spot maps.

We are wondering if there is an optimal amount of spots that should be placed? How much time should be reasonably expected to run one image? If it would be helpful, I can time some of the searches and provide the results here. Thanks so much for your time and assistance!


Hi, @JaneAV and @AFlam !

I found this post while looking for older unanswered posts. Apologies that this slipped through the cracks!

Are you folks still having issues with this?

If I recall correctly, the improvement with regard to spot mapping was simply to limit the number of spots that a user can designate, since the algorithm essentially involves permuting the number of triangles that can be drawn between the spots; this number grows insanely quickly and can rapidly become… computationally intractable.

So there’s definitely a happy medium between drawing too few to be useful and too many to be responsive. I believe we have set the limit on the higher bounds of that happy medium. Hopefully I remembered this correctly @colin and @jason ?

There is, however, also the issue of how burdened the server is by running other matches as well, etc. So it’s entirely possible that a lot of jobs were being processed at the time.

In any case, please let us know if this is still an issue.