Updating the location on the map does not update place name

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Platform (Android, iOS, Website):

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About):

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) :
Version 79.0.3945.88 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Windows 7

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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.):

Step 1:
I submitted an observation via the web site. I happened to select a wrong place on the map.
Step 2:
After submission, I saw the wrong place and edited the observation. I chose the correct place on the map.
Step 3:
The observation shows the correct place on the map, but still shows the incorrect place name (“Giessen” instead of “Hallgarten, 65375 Oestrich-Winkel”).

I don’t think it’s a bug as name and coordinates are not connected. Maybe consider adding a feature request if there’s not one already.

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Yes, it’s not a bug so I’m going to close this. When you make an observation we fetch a name (which we call the “locality note”) from the relevant map service and add it to the observaiton. That locality note is static unless the observer manually changes it, which they can do via the observation’s edit screen on the website or Android app.