Today someone kindly asked me to improve my location accuracy. I had not idea what they were talking about at first. I’ve done over 600 observations now, all of them being (I thought) highly accurate because I spent many, many hours marking their GPS coordinates in my photo editing software (this was with my older camera, before built-in GPS), which gets written to metadata, which iNaturalist reads upon upload.
Now I know people also want accuracy data. I would be happy to add that. I don’t think there is EXIF metadata for that (please correct me if there is). But I somehow got through all of these observations without the system notifying me or asking me if I’d like to enter something in for location accuracy.
It seems important enough to be “required” or at least asked for when submitting an observation. Am I missing something? Am I the only one who didn’t know we were supposed to enter location accuracy?
I’d like to hear what others say and then perhaps make a feature request.