Location editing map defaults to entire world

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When I go to “Edit” for an observation, the map view defaults to the whole planet:

I have to push the “+” button 17 times (!) in order to zoom in far enough to be able to reasonably edit the location and accuracy circle.

Why isn’t the map defaulting to a more reasonable zoom? As is, this could result in repetitive stress injury from too much mousing.


I’m annoyed by this also!


This has been an annoyance for a very long time!

This isn’t a bug, it’s always been like this. The observation edit page is pretty ancient and is in need of a rewrite. I’ll see if we can have it zoom in more closely by defualt, but it’s unlikely much will change until the page is rewritten.

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