3.5 Publishing projects

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When the project is completed and all data processed, the status of the project can be changed to a published status. Project publication allows other WildTrax users, who are not project members, to access the media, metadata or species detections from the project either through Data Downloads or Data Discover. The publication status will control how data will become visible across the system. Location visibility and project membership will also determine what you and others can see. Project publication will lock users from editing species detections and is considered the final version of the data. You can change the status of a project at any time.

 

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Project status

Here are some in-depth descriptions of each of the published statuses and what they mean.

Published

  • Published - Private

    In Published - Private, the project data will only be available to project members. Users will need to request access to the project in order to view any details such as species or locations.

  • Published - Map Only

    In Published - Map Only, the project data will be accessible through Data Discover but the media and report are not accessible to users who are not project members. If you're not a project or organization member, the location buffering and visibility settings will apply.

  • Published - Map + Report Only

    In Published - Map + Report Only, the project data become available to all WildTrax users through Data Downloads and Data Discover, however, the media is not accessible. Use this setting if you want to make your data publicly available but there are privacy concerns with your media. If you're not a project or organization member, the location buffering and visibility settings will apply.

    Note: This status does not exist for point counts since the sensor does not contain media. 
  • Published - Public

    In Published - Public all of the project data become available to any WildTrax user as well as the details of the project in Data Downloads and Data Discover. If you're not a project or organization member, the location buffering and visibility settings will apply.

These statuses can be used for unpublished data. The data will not be visible except to project and organization members. 

Unpublished

  • Active

    Active projects are currently being processed, designed or are in the preliminary stages of data uploading. Use this status for any general use or if the project is actively being worked on. This is the default project status when it is first created.

  • Test

    Just getting started with an environmental sensor program? Or have some media you want to upload to test WildTrax's functionalities? Use the Test status in these cases. Project data will not be visible in Data Downloads or Data Discover except to project members.