Recording sounds for observations on iNaturalist

From the Herps of Texas Project -

Currently, you have to upload your recording to SoundCloud, and then add the recording to the observation online. SoundCloud has a great app that you can use to record sounds with your smartphone, but you can also upload any recording from any device to your SoundCloud account. We hope that sounds will eventually be incorporated into the iNaturalist mobile app, but for now the easiest way to document sounds is with the SoundCloud app.

Suggested steps for adding a sound to an observation:
1. Sign up for a SoundCloud account: www.soundcloud.com
2. Download a sound recording app.
-For Android you can use the Soundcloud App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.soundcloud.android&hl=en
-For iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audiocopy/id719137307?mt=8
3. Record a sound in the field. Be sure to name it with a unique name and location. The app does not automatically record the date, time, and location.
4. Add an iNaturalist observation to record the date, time, and location. Be sure to note the unique name of the sound recording.
5. When you get back to your computer, link your iNaturalist account to SoundCloud. There is a link to connect to SoundCloud when you edit your profile. If you are not linked to SoundCloud, you will be prompted to link to SoundCloud when you add a sound to an observation.
6. Edit your observation, and click on “Add sounds” in the upper right hand corner.
7. You should see a list of your sounds on SoundCloud. Click on the box next to your sound recording, and then “Save observation” at the bottom of the page.

Remember, you can post sounds in addition to photographs or based on sounds alone. Either way, we are excited about this new tool and looking forward to hearing some sounds!

Publicado por mactadpole mactadpole, 15 de mayo de 2017

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