Is there a way that the photograph taken through SMART and uploaded from the mobile phone to the app keep their metadata?
Whenever I get back an image from SMART desktop, there is no metadata on the image anymore. This would allow me to check the date & time of sightings compared to what was submitted.
We currently remove the metadata when the image is resized. The idea is that the metadata from the observation (location + timestamp) is already in the sighting data.
Are you experiencing mismatches of some kind?
Some citizen scientists log the sighting when back home/back at the lodge and sometimes they forget to add the time/date in the comment section. I don’t want to make it an extra mandatory field because some people do log the sighting when they see the leopard and therefore I don’t want them to have to enter the information.
If I had access to the metadata I could make sure of the time & date.
Sounds good, we can add this feature to the backlog.
@justinsteventon I dont know how/if this relates to a development requested for SMART Desktop regarding metadata of pictures once they are downloaded from the conservation area…
I think it might be a separate thing. Marine is saying that people take pictures and add data at a different time and she wants to make sure the events are synced.
Thank you Justin, appreciate your help!
Would you be able to let me know when the meta data feature will be added please?
We will discuss this in an upcoming mobile task force call. I am guessing SMART 8, but since this is a Mobile only change, it could easily be sooner.