Topic: Records/Observations from iNaturalist to iRecord ?
Can I ask what the current position is regarding transfer of observations on iNaturalist, which have reached "Research Grade", to iRecord for verification by British data verifiers ??
I ask as Martin Harvey has indicated that though this was tried, due to some technical issues, it has been abandoned for the foreseeable future. I sincerely hope this is not abandoned permanently as there is a huge amount of useful and interesting data on iNat - 698,164 observations as at 23/03/2020 - (as well as some poor quality data) which could be added to the British system, following validation, and passed to LERCs, National Recording schemes and used for conservation purposes. All of such data would be supported by photographic evidence. Surely too much to be lost into the ether forever.
For those interested in viewing available data, please check over at:
England: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/en … of-england
Wales: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/we … e-of-wales
Scotland: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sc … f-scotland
Ireland: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ir … of-ireland
My hope would be that each LERC would look at setting up procedures to download observations from iNat and thereby enable the usage of such data in their own areas and get the accumulated data into the British system.
Cheers and thanks.