Project Custom Boundaries

Today, I was trying to create a project containing all of the observations I have seen at and near my house. I wondering if there is a way to set a custom boundary around the area I want to exclude other observations. The lowest I can get with the search function is area code.
I think this would be a great feature.

Sorry that this Is so confusing. First Topic.

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I would start with this tutorial:, which links to Together those should get you going, let us know if you still have questions.


While you could define a polygon that encompasses your property so that observations can be automatically added to a project based on that area (a collection project), you could also make a traditional project where you just manually add whichever observations you want. I use a collection project for my university, where I want any observation by anyone iNatting there, but a traditional project for my own yard, where I’m the only person observing there and it’s easy to just add observations as I upload them.

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Two things to consider:

  • if you make a collection project for observations made around your house and base it on a defined boundary, that basically shows people where you live. It’s up to you if you are OK with that, but personally I obscure all observations made around my house and neighborhood. Also, depending on the size of the boundary, some of your observations may not be included.

  • if you make a traditional project and manually add your observations to it, you can obscure those observations to make it much more difficult for anyone to see exactly where you live.

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