https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/(#of specific observation)
Description of need:
To explore observations nearby when trying to compare the current observation with others at the existing ID level or finer, it would be handy to open the map viewed in the current observation in an Explore page in grid view.
Feature request details:
Exploring the map in a given observation can help to see what has been seen nearby. By moving the map view in or out or shifted, one can see RG and Needs ID observations in the desired area. These observations either match the existing ID level or more refined.
Sometimes this is time consuming and indicates one needs to open another tab to explore a polygon of the area in the Explore page. This task needs one to manually add the observations ID level and manually limit the area with a polygon.
A shortcut to this process would be welcomed by adding an
Explore Area button to one of the areas indicated by the red arrow below.
This would allow one to open another tab that would take one to the Explore page framing the selected existing rectangle frame with grid view of similar or more refined observations for visual comparison. This would also be a shortcut to evaluate nearby observations to possibly refine them.
Note, this may be a reframed but similar request to https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/retain-zoom-level-and-location-on-map-on-explore-after-viewing-an-observation-page/6471 but I think that went in another direction.