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Description of need:
When we use the “Compare” feature of iNat, we can click on certain species brought up either by ourselves or by computer vision. Then, we get to look at a small sample of images of that organism to help with our ID process. My suggestion is that species with existing audio files on iNat have at least one (maybe three at max) of these audio recordings added to their little string of images.
Feature request details:
This would likely only be noticed within Computer Vision/Compare feature and could possibly be added to certain species’ Taxon Info pages as well. I do NOT expect this to be added as a feature of the actual code of Computer Vision, but it could still be helpful for people relying on the auto-generated examples for an audio file (provided they type something in initially).
Say I record a call I know is from a cicada, but I have no images of the insect and have no clue what species it could be. Computer Vision can already show me all the cicada species of my location, which is helpful, but doesn’t totally apply to me as I only have the sound to go off of. Including sound files in the pre-generated string could better help people to find that specific species.
I think “compare” would be better if we could also ask about some types of images. For example, if I’m looking at a picture of what I think is a hare’s track, showing me nice pictures of hares won’t help. Inat should show me (automatically if possible or on request) pictures of hare tracks. (Hope my post is not off topic).
I agree! Comparison with account taken from annotations would be very helpful. I could see it working for tracks, scats, remains, or even growth stages - all of which are already a part of the current annotation system.