Location error doesn’t seem fixable

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Platform : iphone12

App version number: 3.0.6 buikd610

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Description of problem

I happened to go back and look at a observation and noticed that it was in the wrong place(even though it should have been geotagged by iPhone) and I went and manually repositioned it to where it was found. Went back to the list of all observations and it still looked correct it said it was listed in a park where it was found. Pulled down to refresh and it showed it being in a random place 15 miles west.

I have tried manually repositioning this location 5 times now and each time after refresh it has the location as a random different location very far away, no repeats on the new random location and I’ve never been to any of these spots where the location had been positioned.

I screen shot the current configuration which has a very inaccurate location.

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Hi, welcome to the Forum!

This subspecies of turtle is rated as Vulnerable, and its location is therefore automatically obscured (randomized) so as to protect it from poachers.


This page explains some of the obscuring process on iNat: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/geoprivacy


(seems like the notes from trh_blue and cthawley are the solutions for this bug report. probably should close out this thread.)

Not sure there’s a solution to this one yet, but there is another bug report, so I’ll close this one and we can continue the discussion in one place: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/gps-coordinates-do-not-pull-up-correctly-on-map-in-ios-app-v-3/16943/21 @brandeninthemarigny you might like to “Watch” that topic to get updates on its status. Thanks!