Out of Images? Not so Fast…
A number of you have been getting this message – either on login or when clicking through images.
Are we really done?
In short, no.
Basically, you all have been too amazing, and have gone through images far faster than we anticipated. We started with a number of Landsat scenes from California and Tasmania from 2012-2014 last Thursday. We thought it would take at least until Wednesday to get through that, and in that time, we’d have the rest of the California and Tasmania images chopped up and ready to go.
How wrong we were.
By Friday, the Zooniverse folk were scrambling to get the rest of the California and Tassie images into the system. And now you all are blowing through those, too! We had a beautiful artful roll-out plan for the entire globe that would stretch out over the course of the year. Clearly, we were wrong.
So, via Twitter we reached out to the NASA Landsat folk who put us in contact with the USGS Landsat folk who maintain the data, and we’re trying to see if we can fast track data acquisition. We’ll keep you posted.
But, now, we do have new data that the Zooniverse folk have put into the system (faster than anticipated because you all are awesome), and more on the way, so fear not! If you get the above message, it’s just a minor glitch that should go away shortly. Hit reload once or twice, and you should be all good!
Don’t worry if you run out of data. It will eventually slow down a bit.
How many images are classified at the moment?
Looks like we have ~420,000 classifications on ~111,000 subjects at present – 94% of which have been classified. Things are moving forward with getting new data, though, so the number of subjects is going to jump soon, I hope!
Haha! This happened to us, too. We figured a year and a half’s worth of photos would keep us going for a while. Ten days later we were scrambling to get the next half-year up! Bodes well for your project. Nice job. 🙂