Show captive/cultivated observations on collection project map

I wrote:

“I have this project which I intend to use for teaching my landscape gardening students. Is it possible to have cultivated species show with a symbol on the map/satellite photo? Or do I have to abuse the term “wild” to be able to show them (I would not like to do that)?”

in “General”

Nobody have given me an answer, so I assume that this is not possible. I would like to request having the ability to show cultivated species on map/satellite photo just as the wild ones but with a different marker (i.e. same symbol but red)

Regards and thank you for a wonderfull and exstremely usefull site.

as of right now you can display them via the Explore query where you can use the filters to turn them on and off. They aren’t on the range maps. I thought they DID show up on the project maps but maybe they don’t? That’s kind of odd given that the project itself can choose whether they want captive/cultivated organisms so if you do it follows that they’d want to be on the map.

Please don’t abuse the term ‘wild’. The community will see the mismarked observations and just flag them as captive anyway, and if you’re actively marking them as wild when they aren’t you’ll probably get flagged too.

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This will show a map with all observations in your project, including the not-wild/captive ones:


@mikkel_dybdal can you clarify – are you not seeing any captive cultivated observations on the project map? Or are they there, but you just want to display them with a different symbol and/or color?

If the latter, then you may want to add with a different symbol to the end of your request title, to make it clearer.

@schoenitz: Thank you!!! This solves my problem.

@charlie: I will not abuse the “wild” notation - I wrote it as a possibility to provoke an answer (sorry :-)).

@jdmore: None of the cultivated species were showing on the project map.


I’ve made an issue for our developers here:

@mikkel_dybdal Let me know if you want to keep this request open

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@tiwane yes please, as I have the same issue, both in a project but also when I want to look at species distributions to see ornamental seeded plants compared to self-seeded offspring
Ideally allo both boxes to be ticked, using flags with tails for wild and flags with no tails for captive (as the distribution maps seem to suggest)
@schoenitz I tried to replicate, but it does not work for me…

You may have to edit the url directly. What is your project?

It’s always a good idea to say what exactly you have tried, what you expected, and what happened instead. As a start, here’s all observations including casual and captive ones in Albury County:

I would like to be able to plot both cultivated and wild/self-seeded palms of one species, say Phoenix canariensis, in a geographically defined area (say Albury).
Ideally different markers for cultivated and for wild/self-seeded palms. And I can ‘have the world’ I would like to able to select gender too (just female cultivated seed palms for example, but all seedlings irrespective of gender)


Thanks for that. Yes, your coding that gives me all records in the grid view. But when I then click on the MAP, its blank (I verified the URL coding), or I can either see cultivated only or wild only. I cannot see both

Ok. I worked out the URL coding for having all map points displayed:

in my case this is:

Ideally there would be an option to have a different flag for captive. At the moment the flag for ID required and captive is the same. How about using a small ‘+’ sign for all captive records ?

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@ mikkel_dybdal
See solution above. As long as the wild data points have research status they will show up differently (with a dot in the flag). Captive and points with not yet confirmed ID will show up as flags without dots

Casual observations should show up on project pages now. Can you please check and confirm?

Yes they do

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