May 29, 2024

Confusion on new observation fields?

I bundled bunch of observation fields to Built Environment project to make it possible to add more detailed information to observation. It's not mandatory to add them. You can still add observation to project without adding them, but even then additional dialog pops up. In the dialog, if you want to add just to the project without observation field, do so, don't click "add" to all observation fields, just for the project at bottom.

Do you think the addition is confusing as some arbitrary values are now added to these fields? Should I leave them out altogether and keep adding observations to project as simple as possible as it was before?

Or should the values be explained better? In that case it would still possible (and preferred) to just not add them unless it's clear how to use them.

Posted on May 29, 2024 03:54 PM by kaupunkilinnut kaupunkilinnut | 3 comments | Leave a comment

May 15, 2024

Observation field: Rewilding

I created new observation field to further describe the nature of organisms occurring at built environment in particular observation. It currently accepts following values:

  • deterioration (when structure has broken to allow eg. animal in or plant growing)
  • spontaneous (unintended feature of built structure, eg. cavity in the wall for animal to enter)
  • planned (bird nest box, ground left undermanaged on purpose... )
  • natural (as close as it gets: organisms at trees planted/grown long ago, organisms at near natural and undermanaged areas?? close to spontaneous or planned)
  • failed (trapped or injured because of element of built environment)
  • multiple (eg. planned element used by unintended organism, unintended elements left still for organisms to use after renovation...? )
  • unknown (eg. intentions for features of old building are unknown vs. spontaneous/planned)

I may still change the classfication and words used - suggestions are welcome.

You can add the field by typing "rewilding" (without quotes) at observation fields section of your observation page. I could consider iNaturalist asking to add it when observation is added to "Built Environment" project, but that may cause further complications and occasionally cause some observation not added to project, and it's possibly not needed for all observations.

Further details of the "Rewilding" field and observation examples: https://www.inaturalist.org/observation_fields/17884

Btw, there's also already existing "Built Environment type" observation field but still unsure how useful it is: https://www.inaturalist.org/observation_fields/15145

Posted on May 15, 2024 04:08 PM by kaupunkilinnut kaupunkilinnut | 0 comments | Leave a comment

March 05, 2022

Project growing

Project has recently gathered many new members, adding plenty of observations well representing varied nature enhabiting and interacting human modified environment. Thanks all!
Posted on March 05, 2022 06:34 PM by kaupunkilinnut kaupunkilinnut | 6 comments | Leave a comment

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