I am not sure whether this is a bug or not.
I am mapping records for the BC Conservation Data Centre and have found a discrepancy in the positional accuracy I originally recorded for certain observations and the positional accuracy as currently represented on the iNat observations themselves.
There is more than one instance of this, but here’s an example:
I exported observations of this species last year and found that this observation had a positional accuracy of 43m. Looking at the map, the radius of the circle appears to correspond with that range of positional accuracy. However, if one inspects the observation details, the accuracy is reported at 26.55km!
Whether the user has changed the positional accuracy of this record, or this metadata has somehow decayed since it was originally mapped, or is for some reason being misreported… either way, iNaturalist is misrepresenting the positional accuracy with a circle that is much smaller than the positional accuracy that’s being reported in the observation details.
I am encountering this issue regardless of what platform I use, Mac, PC, Chrome, Safari, and MS Edge.