Is there a way to set a default accuracy radius?

My phone records photo locations, but isn’t quite accurate and submits no accuracy metadata. If I don’t remember to fix it, the location of observations I upload has no accuracy radius and is maybe 30-50 meters off.

Is there a way to set a default accuracy value for my profile? Is there any other way around this besides manually setting the location?

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No, there isn’t a way to set a default radius, but you can batch edit your observations to add one.



Clicking apply in the above screenshot will only update the radius, it won’t overwrite the lat and long.

Also if you take your photos within the iNaturalist app instead, it will record the radius.


Thanks, I was afraid of that since I can’t spot a way to grab just the no-accuracy observations in the batch-edit search!

I try to avoid using the app to take the photos because it usually takes me many attempts and a lot of cropping. Might have to rethink that.

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Hm, yeah doesn’t look like this link filter works: (shows all your obs)

But this one does: (shows 54 obs)


Thank you! I can’t get that filter to apply to the batch-edit search page (edit: or, maybe better but still not applying, this one) but this will make it far, far easier to cross-reference the problematic obs when I’m ready to go in and fix them.

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You can also take your photos with the phone then take one image with the app to get the radius then add the phone images to the app image.

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