How to use the Identify tool - Basics

Modified on Tue, 06 Feb 2024 at 03:46 PM

If you start identifying a lot of observations, you may find that clicking through individual observations is slowing you down. To speed up the process, we've made an Identify tool specifically designed to help you identify as efficiently as possible using keyboard shortcuts. There's also video tutorial that describes the Identify tool.


1. You can filter observations by taxon, Place, or other filters in the filter menu. 


2. Click on an image to show more detail for each observation. This will open the identify modal, or pop-up.


3. Use the buttons to add an ID, comment, or agree with the current observation taxon.


4. To add a new ID, click "Add ID", enter a taxon, and click Save. 


5. Learn the keyboard shortcuts to increase your efficiency. For example, pressing the i key will begin to add a new ID, or pressing the a key will agree with the existing ID.


6. Additional tabs on the identify modal show suggestions, annotations, or data quality information.

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