I would like to make minor changes to a ‘Place’ polygon that I created for a Project in my neighbourhood. However, I can’t find a way to do this without creating a new ‘Place’ with the changed boundaries. That seems clunky. Is there a way to simply edit an existing polygon that I’ve created?
search for your place
It might take a little while for the new boundaries to be fully functional as places are quite taxing on iNat’s infrastructure.
Thanks @thebeachcomber and @tiwane for replies. I was able to edit the place, but via a different route. None of my Places show up when searching in Find a Place search box. However, they do show up if I search in the general search box to the right of iNaturalist.ca in the header (see example). Then if I click on ‘About’ the system displays the information @thebeachcomber suggested and I can click on Edit Place. A quirk of iNaturalist.ca? Also, why do none of my Places show up when searching in the Find a place search box?
Looks like you did not give your places a parent place:
The search on iNat.ca’s places page only searches for places that have a parent of “Canada”, I believe. A parent place should be the smallest place that entirely encompasses your place (like a county, district, state, or province). For example, here is Algonquin Provincial Park’s place:
You can see its parent is Nipissing, Nipissing’s parent is Ontario, and so on. This puts a place in iNat’s places hierarchy. So if you edit your place and add a parent, it should start showing up in searches on iNat.ca’s places page. But I recommend using the header search for pretty much everything, for what it’s worth.
@tiwane thanks again for the quick reply and explanation. All fixed!
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