Wildbook Release Notes - November 2020

Release notes for November 2020
Hey everyone! Here are the details of the major work completed over the last month.

Wildbook DOI for November release
To reference Wildbook in a publication, use the following DOIs:

  • Wildbook DOI: DOI
  • Related WBIA DOI: DOI

For all Wildbooks

  • Allow a Wildbook to run some matching algorithms by default on submission while still allowing others to be selectable when running a match manually.
  • When using the bulk import to upload labeled keywords, keywords not in the configuration properties file are blocked from upload.
  • Changed IA configuration to a json model, allowing for greater extensibility of species and subspecies. Ongoing updates to convert all Wildbooks to this model.
  • Encounters matching dialog only show algorithms appropriate to the iaClass of the selected annotation.

Flukebook updates

  • Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) dorsal matching is now available with finFindR and CurvRank.
  • Orca (Orcinus orca) ID is now available with PIE.
  • The latest FinFindr plug-in has been deployed.
  • IndoCet submission page automatically adds new submissions to a project.

whaleshark.org updates

  • HotSpotter trained on whale shark flanks.
  • Both IA or modified groth matching processes can be started from the encounter > gallery > hamburger menu.

MantaMatcher updates
Updated the header and navigation menu.

IOT updates
Updated the bulk import template.

Kitizen Science updates
Admin-only access to search and export functionality for encounters, individuals, and surveys.

Bug Fixes
WB-1155: Resolved an issue with the matching page becoming disjointed after projects release.
WB-1153: Unblocked individuals from being merged.
WB-1152: Annotations can be assigned to individuals again.
WB-1140: Individual search results analysis no longer returning a 500 error.
WB-1131: MantaMatcher no longer throws an exception for PIE results.
WB-1129: Resolved PIE matches not matching on MantaMatcher.
WB-1122: Manual annotations no longer appearing off-center.
WB-1091: Fixed a typo in the latin for GiraffeSpotter.
WB-1031: Resolved syncing issue that was causing parts and colorations to be overwritten.
WB-828: Corrected handling of bull rays and PIE on MantaMatcher.