Hi everyone, I wanted to post here about an iNaturalist project I participated in for an undergraduate Big Data/Geography course at San Diego State University in Fall 2020. Our team analyzed iNaturalist users themselves, and how they use the platform. Our insights come in four general categories:
- United States Activity
- Growth Around the Globe
- Taxonomic Categories
- Super Users
We have a project-specific website with a page for each of these categories and a full report on the last page, linked below. Big-time credit to team members Jessica Embury (iNat: “jessemb”), Tim Anderson, and Amy Petris, as well as Professor Ming Hsiang-Tsou for leading the course that instigated this project.
Hopefully it serves as an example of how this platform can be used in an undergraduate environment; the observation data from GBIF is freely available!
Please comment if you have any access issues or general questions and I’ll respond as soon as possible!
San Diego State University