Strangeness when trying to use Antarctica places

I’ve only tried looking for this problem on the website using Edge (Chromium), but I suspect the problem occurs for anything that uses the v1 API.

There are a couple of places for Antarctica:


  1. I can’t find these places in the search box at the top of the website:[]=places
  2. I can’t find these in the places in the Explore page filters:
  3. Related to #2, the v1 places autocomplete endpoint doesn’t return these places:
    “total_results”: 1,
    “page”: 1,
    “per_page”: 1,
    “results”: [
    “ancestor_place_ids”: null,
    “bounding_box_geojson”: {

    “bbox_area”: 6866.09273642119,
    “admin_level”: null,
    “place_type”: null,
    “name”: “Ross Dependency - Antarctica”,
    “location”: “-76.8140090397,-7.03125”,
    “id”: 67583,
    “display_name”: “Ross Dependency - Antarctica”,
    “slug”: “ross-dependency-antarctica”,
    “geometry_geojson”: {
    “coordinates”: [

  4. The v1 places endpoint doesn’t return these places:,53669
    “total_results”: 0,
    “page”: 1,
    “per_page”: 0,
  5. An Explore query doesn’t seem to work properly (returns everything, not just observations for the place):,
  6. Related to #5, i get an error when filtering by place in the v1 observations endpoint:
    “error”: “Error”,
    “status”: 422

I’m guessing the problem is due to the places being at the pole, and i’m guessing there are other ways the problem might manifest itself (besides those mentioned above).

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