GPS doesn't match between observation and species search

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Rudyard Wallen

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Aug 25, 2018, 5:37:51 PM8/25/18
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Hey Folks,

this is weird. I have an OSFL I'd spotted near Lily Pond near CAS here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9361628
and in the obs it shows as being at Lily Pond (in GG Park)

I was kind of wondering why it showed in one SF group but not the other. When I did a species search, this obs shows as being close to Brisbane.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=854&taxon_id=16110

An obs of an Aleutian Cackling Goose at Stow Lake shows as being out on the ocean.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=854&taxon_id=179299

Anyway, just a little something to brighten up your day

cheers

-Rudyard


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Chris Cheatle

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Aug 25, 2018, 8:08:14 PM8/25/18
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In each case, the species has a conservation status. By default, any observations with this are shown to other observers not at the actual location, but rather a randomized location within roughly a 25 square kilometer bounding box of the actual location.

Rudyard Wallen

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Aug 25, 2018, 8:12:47 PM8/25/18
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OK, so I'm looking at it as an external observer would. Yup, signed out and went to one of the observations... got it.

thanks Chris


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Chris Cheatle

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Aug 25, 2018, 8:19:06 PM8/25/18
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Yes, if it is your own observation, you see the actual location. No sense hiding it from you, you know where it was.

In terms of groups/projects/searches it is possible it will not even be returned if too much of that bounding box is outside the search paramters.

Rudyard Wallen

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Aug 25, 2018, 8:20:54 PM8/25/18
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thanks, and evidently it is right down to subspecies as this Cackler is not obscured. Interesting.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9118227

cheers

-R

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