Looking up locations by GPS Coords

Anyone know if there is a way to allow GPS Coords when utilizing the Explore tab? When working as an ecologist, there are often times we only have the GPS of a particular location but unfortunately I haven’t found a way to search location by this. Thank you!

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The Explore tab lets you draw boundaries, either rectangular or circular, around an area. If you’re not sure where on a map a particular set of coordinates are, you can use the following two links (for a portion of Central Park, in New York City) and replace the coordinates with the ones you want.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?lat=40.78094676128634&lng=-73.96688431611243&place_id=any&radius=0.4332780058857269&subview=map

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=40.78501312508809&nelng=-73.96256815756908&place_id=any&subview=map&swlat=40.77877397691181&swlng=-73.96934878195873

Coordinates are in decimal degrees. For the circular boundary, the radius is measured in kilometers. For the rectangular boundary, you’re specifying the northeast and southwest corners of the rectangle.

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If I’m understanding your use case, you have a GPS location and you would like to explore the observations at that location. As far as I know, the only way to do that is to construct the URL manually, as described above.

Fwiw, I have the same use case. I often have a GPS location on the clipboard. I would simply like to paste it to get the corresponding observations page, presumably with a circular boundary that can be visually edited.

That is awesome, especially the circular Explore spot! Thanks, @larry216!

You don’t even need to specify a radius, it will default to 10, so https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?lat=40.78094676128634&lng=-73.96688431611243

is the same as

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?lat=40.78094676128634&lng=-73.96688431611243&radius=10

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