On another topic, someone just pointed out that we have the option on a taxon page map to view GBIF data as a layer. https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/posting-historic-data-with-no-photos/38781/5?u=gcwarbler
I had previously overlooked that map layer. Very shortly thereafter, I looked for the GBIF map layer for a taxon of interest to me and found it absent: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1333739-Eudesmia-lunaris
As I explain in that other thread, up until just a few months ago, there were no iNat observations of that species but there are now 34 RG observations, at least 28 of which have already been imported into GBIF.
So is the GBIF map layer added automatically for a taxon at some point? Is there a delay? or is there a particular action that needs to be taken to make the GBIF layer available?
Also, in the screen capture example above, I don’t recognize the “Taxon name” “2833777”. It’s not from iNat and not from GBIF. Is that a place I should substitute the scientific name or something else?
It’s also not clear to me what info is supposed to be in the Taxon Name field in that page where we link an iNat taxon to a GBIF entity. I have been adding the same GBIF code number into both the Source Identifier and Taxon Name fields and it seems to work fine. As @jakob says, it takes a couple minutes after you save the entry for the GBIF checkbox to become available in the taxon map.