Incorrect location name automatically applied

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Android

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About): 1.29.18

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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.):

Step 1: Go to observation at URL provided.

Step 2: Look at the location.

Step 3: Notice that the description lists an address in Bangladesh. This can be changed in observation settings, but the problem is that it was automatically applied in the mobile app.

This text is generated by Google, not iNaturalist:

Yeah, it’s not a bug it’s how “locality notes” work. See

hmm, or i wonder if it’s related to

How are you adding the location?

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it was automatically added via GPS in the app.

(TLDR - always check that iNat’s Locality Notes say what you expect - my Silvermine is one word not Silver Mine as Google insists)

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