I have downloaded my data from a project I am administrator of in iNaturalist. The lat and long are obscured as they should be for at risk species. However the private_lat and private_long are also blank empty cells as well as the geoprivacy cells? What does this mean? There are only obscured coordinates available and why isn’t there the private coordinates?
what download method are you using?
can you please share the project URL and URLs of some example observations? If you don’t want to share them here, you can send them to email@example.com.
I did some digging into each individual observation. And it seems the observer has singled out specific projects that can see the coordinates and my project was not included.
I wonder how you single out projects who can see the coordinates? So if I want to share observations with several projects but only allow specific projects to trust with the accurate location how do I do this?
I believe only traditional projects and not collection projects have the option to share obscured/private data with the project admins/curators.
Generally when you join a project, you are offered the option to share your data with the project or not. As collection projects are basically just saved searches, they don’t have this option. I’m not 100% sure how to update these settings, but if you go to the project page of a traditional project and click on “Your Membership” you may be able to check/change them there.
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