23. Leuke Projecten op iNaturalist zoals Camera vallen, Microscopie, Aliens en audio waarnemingen

Op iNaturalist zijn honderden, so niet duizenden projecten die Microscopie, Voedselplanten van rupsen, schimmels of Nectarplanten aangeven. Ik ken een voorbeeld waar je aan de hand van vliegtijden van mannetjes, voedselzoeksters, werksters of koninginnen de miersoort kon achterhalen.
Nog niet gevonden maar " Found Feathers", Scatology, North American Animal Tracking Database en Tinctorial zijn speciale projecten met bijzondere waarnemingen.

  1. Skulls and bones
  2. Global Roadkill Observations
  3. Challenging Bird Identifications
  4. Birds on Ships
  5. Found Feathers
  6. Amazing Aberrants
  7. North American Caterpillars
  8. Leafminers of North America
  9. Galls of North America
  10. Leaf and Plant Galls
  11. European Plant Galler Faunistics

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/audio-observations-from-around-the-world 2
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/euromediterranean-alien-species
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/alien-parrots-observatory 1
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/camera-traps-trail-cams 1
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/cal-cam-california-trail-cams
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/hand-feeding 1
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/dead-animals 1
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/orthoptera
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/passengers-parasites-taking-rides

Een paar projecten die de interactie tussen Motten, vlinders en Nectorplanten of Voedselplanten weergeven
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/butterfly-moth-nectar-plants
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/butterfly-moth-host-plants

Deze kan een filter ook niet vinden
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/never-home-alone-the-wild-life-of-homes 11

Of Microscopie
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/microscopic-microbes

En natuurlijk Vogels
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bird-feeders 16
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/dead-birds

Leuke Projecten op iNaturalist zoals Camera vallen, Aliens species en audio waarnemingen(23)

Posted by ahospers ahospers, November 03, 2020 03:22 PM

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FWIW, if you want to immediately integrate these into iNat, you could download them from Smithsonian and upload them to Wikimedia Commons. Probably only legit for CC-licensed or CC0 images, and clearly you should be careful and complete in filling out metadata when uploading to Wikimedia Commons, but that would make them findable when choosing taxon images on iNat.…] each new “interface” between iNat and new databases raises technical challenges. “Thus [after having verified that the license is appropriate] the only problem is technical.” https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/pictures-uploaded-from-scientific-papers/17184 UMMARY I would like to summarize this topic as follows. Based on questions I raised this topic deals with the following 3 issues : the restrictions and constraints relative to uploading pictures from external sources to iNaturalist as default photo in the taxon front pages (i.e., the addresse https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/import-photos-from-smithsonian-open-access-for-use-on-taxon-pages/10443/10 Reminder to those feeling that collections are light on one taxa or another: this is only the 2.8 million images available at launch. There is a great deal more which has not yet been digitized or is planned to be aggregated as new batch release updates. From the website:

“The Smithsonian is committed to releasing over 3 million items throughout 2020 alone. Beyond 2020, it will add more items on a continuing basis as they are digitized, researched, and published online.”

So looks like we can expect the database to at least double in size this year alone.

This would be great, especially since EoL photos haven’t been working properly for some time now. I’m not sure if anything was said about if this is fixable on iNat or not. Smithsonian Open Access regrettably doesn’t seem to have many of the obscure paper wasp species that I’ve been hoping to have added, but I do see a few useful ichneumonid wasps. I do wonder how easy it would be to integrate… they do have a searchable system, so I would suspect it would be easier than trying to fix EoL links. Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access, where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.

This is an amazingly robust depository, and all of the photos are free to use with absolutely no restrictions. Is it possible it can be integrated alongside iNat Observations, Flickr, EOL, and Wikimedia Commons as a source to pull Taxon Photos from? https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/inaturalist-and-wikipedia/2680/66

I recommend joining projects that fit your observations especially worldwide projects like https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/orthoptera 1. Or even something like my own project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/passengers-parasites-taking-rides 2

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