Today we’re featuring Mexico. I’m curious about two issues:
We were asked by CONABIO not to use the 2.3 GADM level 2 (district) data we’re using elsewhere and instead use the official Mexican INEGI data for iNaturalist Standard Places. Unfortunately, this INEGI data has lots of problems with islands located in the wrong spot etc.
This is what the current GADM v3.6 release looks like for Level 1 (states) and Level 2 (districts). Are either/both of these still not what’s preferred? If so, how extensive is the issue so we can contact GADM and describe the problem(s).
Here’s a snapshot from 6-24-2019 of all the common names associated with observations of things in Mexico. If you’re using Naturalista.mx or in your account settings your locale is set to “Spanish” and your “name place” is set to Mexico you’ll see the
es-MX name if it exists, otherwise you’ll see the
es name. Are there any common names issues in Mexico with regards to other Spanish speaking place names that can’t be resolved via curation using the existing functionality?