Bulk Import

Bulk Import lets users upload up to 1,000 images with a spreadsheet containing the information of the Individuals present on the images.

How to use Bulk Import

  1. Click on the drop-down arrow on the top right corner of the screen and select Bulk import.
  2. In the space provided, you can drag and drop the images you want to import. You can also select browse files to import the images on your device.
  3. To add more, select the +Add more button on the top right corner of the Bulk import section of the page.
  4. Users have the option to skip importing images and go straight to uploading a spreadsheet by selecting the CONTINUE WITHOUT PHOTOGRAPHS button at the bottom of the screen. (Note: Users can upload .csv, .tsv, .xls, .xlsx, .xml, .txt file types.)
  5. Users will be directed to the REVIEW AVAILABLE FIELDS page, where fields available for data imports can be reviewed.
  6. Select UPLOAD SPREADSHEET, then the Upload data from file button.
  7. After uploading a spreadsheet, you will be routed to the Import sightings data page.
  8. Check if the Arrow icon on the preview of your spreadsheet is on the row where column headers are located. If it is, select the green Yes button. If not, click either the Select another row button or the No header row button.
  9. Users will be routed to the Match section of the Import sightings data page.
  10. Next to the column headers is a drop-down menu where you can specifically assign the fields related to the data on each column.{}
  11. Select Confirm mapping on each section if the data on the column match the fields assigned to them, or Ignore this column. Users have to do this in every section. (Note: Deleting blank fields on your spreadsheet will help minimize errors while uploading.)
  12. Note proceeding to the next page is not possible if certain fields are not assigned to their respective sections.
  13. Users will be routed to the Review section of the Import sightings data page. Any cell highlighted in red needs to be fixed to proceed to the next page.
  14. To have a better visualization of the errors you are getting, the Only show rows with problems and Show modifications switches can be toggled.
  15. Select Continue on the bottom right corner of the page.
  16. Select Yes on the pop-up window asking Are you ready to submit?.
  17. Users will be rerouted to the REVIEW AVAILABLE FIELDS page.
  18. Select the Species Detection Model on the drop-down menu located at the bottom of the page. This section will prompt Codex whether to automatically annotate the images or allow Manual Annotation.
  19. Select REPORT SIGHTINGS to submit the data you uploaded as pending Sightings.
  20. Users will be routed to the page that says Bulk import reported. Here you have the option to RETURN HOME or VIEW BULK IMPORT.
  21. If you select VIEW BULK IMPORT you will see the pending Sightings. There will be an indicator of how many encounters are present on each Sighting. These data will be under the Asset count column.
  22. You can select the view icon at the end of each row to view any of the Sightings.
  23. Users will be routed to the Pending Sighting page. Scroll down and select ASSIGN ANNOTATIONS to begin the curation process and set IDs.
  24. These Sightings are also available on the PENDING SIGHTINGS section of your homepage.