I understand that iNat doesn’t want to add any big changes to Places, but I’m not sure this request would actually require any substantial coding change to the site?
To manage our collections program, I would really like to be able to compare iNat obs, to herbarium records in CCH2, to other Calflora records for the basin. Calflora does ingests some iNat obs from somewhere (probably GBIF), but their interface isn’t really useful to me since you have to look up each taxon individually rather than work with a list. And it’s not complete.
It would be fantastic if we could have a tab on the Places taxon pages that would display these other data sources, so that I can see at a glance whether a taxon has ever been collected, when it was last collected, and whether or not it has any iNat observations or other Calflora records.
This would also then show by default which taxa were added to the checklist via confirmed iNat obs vs. other methods of detection, which might be really useful information for iNat to know, too.