Option to hide other observations from maps in observation pages

android-app
web
#1

Because when you’re looking at an observation that’s ID’d very coursely - like “plants” - it takes a long time to load the map because of all the observations on it. When the ID is that course, a map for every plant isn’t very useful anyway - and even in other cases, I don’t use the info on other obserbations’ locations 90% of the time. It eats my phone data, and it makes my poor old laptop cry.

It would be nice to have a setting for “ask before loading other observations on maps on observation pages” which, when turned on, would replace the typical map with one that ONLY shows the observation whose page you’re looking at, with a little button that says “Show other {ID}s on map.”

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#2

Totally agree here, some observation pages are super slow to finish loading, and the hold-up does appear to be the map display.

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#3

I’d be in favor of this for coarse IDs now that inat has so much data. Not at the species or genus level though or at least it should default on imho

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