Observation on wrong place in overview map

Platform: PC Website

Browser: Opera

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages:

Screenshots of what you are seeing:

Description of problem:

Step 1: Obseravtions are a few kilometers outside the observation place. See observations north and south of the lake where the other observations are correctly displayed.

Step 2: When you click on these observations, in the observation map then, they appear in the right location

Step 3: Instead of a “pin” on the overview map, there is only a blue coloured circle (without pin /needle)

Are these species that are automatically obscured due to being endangered? Go to the page for one of the circle-not-pin observations. If you click “details” underneath the map, it should state whether the observation is being auto-obscured.

There have been feature requests for the overview map to show your own obscured observations in an accurate location: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/view-true-locations-on-maps-for-observations-with-trusted-hidden-coordinates/2568

I think you need to give details on the search you used, it can’t be determined from what you have provided to help replicate/answer

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Hi @francisbirlenbach - Chris is right, URLs are very helpful to assist in resolving issues that come up. I was able to use the place names on the map to search and find these observations.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?nelat=48.8217056426802&nelng=6.094722433831912&place_id=any&swlat=48.32193721012739&swlng=4.008418622311574&user_id=francisbirlenbach&verifiable=any

One of the stemless (circle instead of upside down droplet shape) observations on the map is this one, which is being obscured automatically: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/59119100

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If you click Details under the map, it explains further:

If you go to the taxon page, and click the status tab, it shows the conservation status and geoprivacy settings:

If you think something is obscured (or not obscured) in err, click Curation, then Flag for Curation, to start a discussion.

Observation in OP post is obscured, and your description fits it too, check which species it is.

Thanks to all of you. It seems that this taxon is auto-obscured. I didn’t know about this feature in i-Nat… I found more of them in my observations, and indeed, Vanellus vanellus is auto-obscured every time.