Package metadata with csv on observations/export

Platform(s), such as mobile, website, API, other: web

URLs (aka web addresses) of any pages, if relevant: https://inaturalist.org/observations/export

It’s generally good data management to include metadata with exports, especially when the fields can be confusing. For example, if you use the export tool to download observations with mixed open and obscured geoprivacy, it’s not obvious that some of the lat/longs are true coordinates and some of them are obscured coordinates.

I’m requesting that descriptions of all fields be included in the csv zip files on observations/export. Here is a first draft of descriptions to get started: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mrRY_sy8MmGmwzoNSexahHC54e3q-ZAy1vJl_FIsKrY

I agree, great idea, and could help avoid some misunderstandings about iNat data going forward.

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out of votes, but supporting

All for it.

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