I’m a new curator, and part of my motivation to request curator rights was to create atlases for some of the plant species for which I’m trying to improve iNat IDs.
I’ve updated a couple of existing atlases based on literature, herbarium records, iNat RG observations, etc. and I’ve added an atlas for a taxon that didn’t have one.
But I’m lost as to how to find an efficient way to monitor these atlases moving forward. The Atlases guide page presents atlases as a tool for monitoring observations that fall outside the expected range: “A yellow warning at the top of an atlas indicates that there are observations that fall outside of the atlas presence places. Clicking “view” will display the culprits on the observations search page.”
But other than opening up each atlas page on a regular basis I can’t see how I’m going to be aware of these errant observations. It doesn’t seem efficient for me to trawl through the 1200+ atlases flagged at https://www.inaturalist.org/atlases/ page by page, looking for taxa that I have enough knowledge to assess.
I guess I was hoping for an ability either to search for atlas pages within some part of the hierarchy and return a list of results with an indication of which atlases have out-of-range observations, or alternatively to be able to “favorite” specific atlases and see them as a list.
Am I missing something?