Hi iNat forum community! Long-time forum lurker, first-time poster here, with a question I’m hoping to get answers for.
Is it possible to bulk upload observations and their associated metadata from excel into iNat? I’m working to integrate iNat into ongoing work at an ecological monitoring research field station, including an existing DNA barcoding program for which each specimen (ie observation) is catalogued with associated metadata into excel spreadsheets to upload to the Biodiversity of Life Database (BOLD) for barcoding purposes, along with photos. We were hoping to find a way to put many of these records on iNat too, and to do so in the smoothest/easiest way possible. The only advice related to this that I’ve been able to find is that there is a recommended bulk upload limit of 50 images at once—but we would still have to individually go through each observation and add the metadata. If there is a less time-consuming/tedious approach I’d love to hear it!
Thanks for any help you can provide!