UX Improvement of Project's Map of Observations: Show outline overlay only

Am reaching out with a minor UX improvement to the project ‘Map of Observations’. Currently on project pages the selected geographic boundary is displayed translucent overlay which makes it difficult to view the heat map of observation.

Please see the screenshot of the Map of Observations on this project page (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/citibats-cambodia/)

Instead I would recommend showing the bounds outline only as it could be seen in explore page which offers much better UX.


iNaturalist’s design choices are sure to be suboptimal to some, and optimal to others. The best solution is to download the iNaturalist data from GBIF and add it to a free online GIS software. With a little bit of practice, you can easily make maps that meet your aesthetic preferences.

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