Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands are not searched as United States Territories

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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.): When selecting US Territories as filter location, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands are highlighted as part of the search area, but display no observations. If Guam is typed in as the search location by itself then all the observations are displayed. Brown Treesnake, Boiga irregularis, is a good example of a commonly observed species in Guam that does not show up on the taxa list for the US territories.

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Welcome to the forum!

Although the main Explore page makes the shape look ok, iNat actually has trouble with longitudes less than -180 or greater than 180, which is the problem here. You can see from the vertical orange line on the place page that something isn’t right:

Since this is a problem with the file uploaded by the creator of this place, not a bug with iNaturalist, you should choose Flag This Place, and a curator can help you out.


Yes, this place was created by a user, not by iNat. So you can reach out to the user and ask them to change it, or you can flag the place and a curator can fix it. To do this, we would need an accurate KML.