iNat writes location wrong but puts it on map correctly

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Website, Windows 11
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For some reason when I put my observation in it says it is located in Stonington Maine, when it is Plymouth Massachusetts. I have no clue why this is happening, and I have redone the location multiple times to try to find another spot where it won’t say Stonington. However, this one observation will not change.

Welcome to the forum! Locality notes are automatically generated from Google Maps, so this is not a bug with iNat. You can edit that text if you like.


Yes, and this only happens once, at initial creation of the observation, so subsequent revisions to the location will not change this text - you have to edit it manually.


Thank you, so sorry!

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No apologies needed! iNaturalist has a long learning curve for all of us.