Chicago Wildlife Watch Talk

Small change to tagging vehicles!

  • mason_UWI by mason_UWI scientist

    Hi all,

    Sometime today there is going to be a change to some tagging on Chicago Wildlife Watch: we are going to remove the ability to tag cars, bikes, and other vehicles. I don't want to ruin the surprise too much, but there will be a blog post on it that should be up soon! Until they get removed, keep doing business as usual, but don;t be surprised when those options get removed!

    Thanks all,



  • ForestPreserve by ForestPreserve moderator

    The work behind this change was mentioned on dailyzoo on June 17.

    It's explained in more detail in a CWW blog post. Basically cars were a big problem because people weren't tagging them consistently.

    The other major problem was the "nothing here" classification. If I'm reading the blog post correctly, around 10% of the 1,200 images that were checked had incorrectly been classified as "nothing here". I know I've missed critters by clicking "nothing here" too fast, only seeing the animal when the "next capture" button is up (too late). I've resolved to pause briefly before clicking through to the next image on the "nothing here" shots.