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WEC413: Using iNaturalist to Contribute Your Nature Observations to Science

Figure 4. Users upload their observations to the web portal (usually through their phones). These observations are identified and vetted by the online community becoming Research Grade observations. Users create Guides to help other users identify species. Observations that arent validated are considered Casual observations. Research Grade observations are eventually uploaded into the GBIF database and used by Projects within iNaturalist.