I’d like to be able to select one or more taxa (up to everything, although it would be a blob) in any sized geographic area and select a time period and animate, showing the progression of the obs as they were made over time on a map. This feature is part of the year-end stats from 2018, just not subsettable by space, taxon or time (other than 2018).
What provoked this in particular was the report that there is apparently a magnificent painted lady migration occurring over southern California, and while I can see the obs on the map, I have to do the time progression manually (unless there’s a feature I’m not aware of???!).
I could see it being useful for tracking flowering over geography & elevation, migrations of other sorts, the advance of invasives (on a larger scale), and even the public health issue of the spread of iNatting addiction over time into new geographies :-)
Seems to me, under the premise that the less you know about something the easier it is, that it should be a simple matter of tying the year-end stat animation to the filter screen associated with Explore. Et voilà!