Platform(s), web version of iNat
Description of need:
When ID’ing moths from another country, I often use the “compare” button or “explore” with a geographical area + a month to get an idea of the common representatives. Because there are often so many species on offer, particularly with Noctuoidea or Geometridae it often hits the 500 cut-off, it would be helpful to be able to subtract the species I know very well. These are mostly the species I have “at home”.
Feature request details:
My wish: To be able to define “my home” region in terms of a geographical entity. Then (1) to have a toggle within the “explore” and “species” result page, to switch “my home” species on and off. This should basically remove all species which occur at “my home”. And/or (2) the same toggle within the “compare” list. Of course this can be limited to 500, but should get me beyond, because now a number of species have been removed.
Example: I would set “my home” region to Germany, and then I could search, say Noctuoidea of Spain and see only species which I do not know from my “home” region. That would be excellent! Thanks for considering it.
p.s. not sure if I should have added it to https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/ideas-for-a-revamped-explore-observations-search-page