Thanks @bouteloua for finding this topic and merging my request into it. I had searched but somehow missed this thread.
I am a bit distressed that this has been requested months ago, yet is still not addressed, especially as it seems like it would be something trivially easy to implement. Perhaps this is just a case of the “squeaky wheel gets the grease” and we can make this a bit more “squeaky”?
I know this is a pet-peeve issue to me because I have found it extremely time-consuming to manually zoom in again and again, when editing the location on new observations, which I always want to do for every record because I can always make it more accurate than the GPS on my phone.
Given that we users are already doing a lot of unpaid work in the interest of science, it seems like it would be worthwhile to facilitate us doing it a bit more efficiently? Save us some time, perhaps free up time that we can spend either doing more constructive things on the site, or being outdoors in nature. The time to click zoom in over and over again is completely wasted time, and completely unnecessary.
And it’s a lot of time. Like it adds at least 5 seconds per observation, in practice, a lot more because I’m clumsy. Recently I uploaded 80 observations. That’s well over 6 minutes…in practice, a lot more, that is just completely lost.
Also, consider the implication on data accuracy. Because it’s annoying, many users may just opt to stop updating the location, and then the location data becomes less accurate.
I can’t even count how many times I see location data that is obviously wrong, like a tree photographed in the middle of a field, but pinned in the middle of a building, or a lake, or something like that.