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App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About): 1.24.0
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[Not iNaturalist Staff]
The gibberish code you’re seeing is whats known as an areas Plus Code (https://maps.google.com/pluscodes/)
It essentially is a generally more ‘accessible’ and readable alternative to lat, long numbers, designed to act as an address name for places with poor street address coverage.
So essentially what you’re seeing when you enter the coords is Google’s attempt to reverse geocode (give a name to coordinates) the location of the sighting, in this case in lieu of steet names and a number it gives you the Plus Code along with the general locality.
No worries, I don’t think there’s much iNat can do about it without switching the service they use for reverse geocoding, basically Google is going ‘I don’t know the street address for the coordinates you gave, so I’ll tell you its Plus-Code street address’ which is the most precise global reverse-geocoding system available.