Uploading uncatalogued data to Wildlife Insights
If you have uncatalogued, new data, you can begin uploading by either:
1) Click on the green “Upload photos” button underneath #2
2) Click the green “Upload” button in the top right hand corner of the screen
These buttons will open a screen for you to choose the images to upload. Once images are selected, a screen will appear and prompt you to select the project and deployment where you want to upload images. If you haven’t already created a deployment, click on the “New deployment” button to enter the relevant information. Learn more about creating deployments.
You will be prompted to select a location (or create a new location). The deployment name will be auto-created based on the information entered, but can be edited.
Click “Upload” to begin uploading images to the cloud and run images through the artificial intelligence species identification. While images are uploading, you can work on other tasks in Wildlife Insights. Upload progress will be shown in a notification at the bottom of the screen.
Once the upload completes, the notification at the bottom of the screen will show an “Identify” tab. Click this tab to see the uploaded images.
Where your data is stored once it’s uploaded
Wildlife Insights runs on the Google Cloud Platform, which implements rigorous security and backup practices to protect data against unauthorized access and system failure. Click on the following links to learn more about Google Cloud Platform security:
Troubleshooting Data Uploads
Wildlife Insights stores data in the cloud. When you use the Wildlife Insights app to upload data, you will need an internet connection to upload your data to the cloud.
If the internet connection is weak or lost at any point during the upload process, Wildlife Insights will pause the upload and resume when the connection is back. With any internet browser, there’s a delay between when internet connectivity is lost and when an app detects the connection loss. Even though it’s a small lapse of time, it’s enough for a few photos to have begun uploading. Because of the connection loss, the app doesn’t know if the images were successfully uploaded or not. These images enter an “unknown” state, which means that the images may or may not have been successfully uploaded to the Wildlife Insights platform.
If any images fail to upload or are reported in an unknown state, Wildlife Insights will provide an error report that lists all of the successful, failed and unknown state images.
If you experience drops in your internet connection or are receiving other errors in the upload process, we suggest trying these fixes:
- Split your upload into smaller groups. Wildlife Insights is designed to handle large uploads. However, a weak internet connection could drop several times during a large upload. If you find that uploading large amounts of data leads to an upload failure, try splitting your uploads into smaller groups.
- Search for images in an "unknown" state. You can see if images in an unknown state were uploaded by searching for the filename listed in the upload report. Navigate to the Identify page and enter the filename in the search box below the filters.