Welcome to the club, New Zealand!

Does anyone know how many other millionaires INaturalist has?

here are all countries with >100,000 observations:

ID Alpha-2 Code Name Parent Place Wiki Data ID Population Area (sq km) Observations Obs per 1000 Pop
1 US United States North America Q30 328,239,523 9,826,675.00 31,168,886 95.0
6712 CA Canada North America Q16 37,894,799 9,984,670.00 4,443,142 117.2
6793 MX Mexico North America Q96 124,777,324 1,972,550.00 2,780,479 22.3
6744 AU Australia Oceania Q408 24,511,800 7,692,024.00 2,008,942 82.0
7161 RU Russia Asia Q159 146,804,372 17,125,191.00 1,701,275 11.6
6857 GB United Kingdom Europe Q145 66,022,273 242,495.40 1,401,254 21.2
6986 ZA South Africa Africa Q258 59,622,350 1,221,037.00 1,257,269 21.1
6803 NZ New Zealand Oceania Q664 4,942,500 268,021.00 1,001,073 202.5
7207 DE Germany Europe Q183 83,149,300 357,400.00 884,498 10.6
6973 IT Italy Europe Q38 60,317,000 301,338.00 861,577 14.3
6753 FR France Europe Q142 66,628,000 643,801.00 790,489 11.9
7887 TW Taiwan Asia Q865 23,593,794 36,193.00 757,859 32.1
6774 ES Spain Europe Q29 46,733,038 505,990.00 593,178 12.7
6878 BR Brazil South America Q155 210,147,125 8,515,767.00 575,932 2.7
6681 IN India Asia Q668 1,326,093,247 3,287,263.00 558,629 0.4
7613 HK Hong Kong Asia Q8646 7,500,700 2,755.00 521,139 69.5
7512 EC Ecuador South America Q736 16,624,858 283,560.00 512,588 30.8
7196 CO Colombia South America Q739 49,065,615 1,141,748.00 487,706 9.9
8051 DK Denmark Europe Q35 5,827,463 42,925.50 398,572 68.4
7122 PT Portugal Europe Q45 10,295,909 92,212.00 376,212 36.5
7190 AR Argentina South America Q414 44,938,712 2,780,400.00 364,904 8.1
6924 CR Costa Rica North America Q800 4,905,769 51,100.00 321,078 65.4
8057 AT Austria Europe Q40 8,809,212 83,879.00 250,957 28.5
7155 MY Malaysia Asia Q833 31,624,264 330,290.00 250,608 7.9
7506 NL Netherlands Europe Q55 17,282,163 41,543.00 231,656 13.4
7020 FI Finland Europe Q33 5,501,043 338,424.40 229,099 41.6
6966 ID Indonesia Asia Q252 270,625,568 1,904,570.00 228,776 0.8
8264 CZ Czechia Europe Q213 10,693,939 78,866.00 220,191 20.6
7008 BE Belgium Europe Q31 11,431,406 30,528.00 206,508 18.1
8860 UA Ukraine Europe Q212 42,558,328 603,629.00 203,937 4.8
6891 KR South Korea Asia Q884 51,466,201 100,295.00 203,235 3.9
7236 CH Switzerland Europe Q39 8,466,017 41,285.00 199,119 23.5
6737 JP Japan Asia Q17 126,434,565 377,972.30 167,075 1.3
6734 SG Singapore Asia Q334 5,888,926 719.1 163,951 27.8
6903 CN China Asia Q148 1,409,517,397 9,596,961.00 159,530 0.1
7003 PA Panama North America Q804 4,098,587 74,177.30 157,644 38.5
7182 CL Chile South America Q298 18,054,726 756,102.00 143,115 7.9
7094 GR Greece Europe Q41 10,760,421 131,957.00 142,758 13.3
7800 PL Poland Europe Q36 38,382,576 312,683.00 142,226 3.7
7513 PE Peru South America Q419 29,381,884 1,285,216.00 135,378 4.6
8266 LT Lithuania Europe Q37 2,790,842 65,300.00 127,674 45.7
7599 SE Sweden Europe Q34 10,379,295 528,861.10 105,344 10.1
6967 TH Thailand Asia Q869 65,931,550 513,119.50 100,661 1.5
6783 BO Bolivia South America Q750 11,051,600 1,098,581.00 100,546 9.1

i used this page to get stats (it takes a few minutes to retrieve stats for every country): https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNat_countries.html?verifiable=true&stats=observations

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And highest per capita observations too, followed distantly by Canada. Well done New Zealand iNatters!

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In that case, I hope they also have the most identifers per capita as well!

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South Africa is the only African country on the list? Even with the long history of safari tourism so that African countries don’t have to rely just on their own citizens to make observations?

interestingly, 43 of 50 states in the USA have at least 100,000 observations at this point, and 7 have >1MM. but NZ still beats California on a per capita basis.

State Obs Count
California 6,480,593
Texas 4,181,450
Florida 1,463,882
New York 1,370,983
Ohio 1,091,622
North Carolina 1,046,728
Virginia 1,031,320
Pennsylvania 917,320
Massachusetts 827,974
Illinois 750,280
Maryland 733,082
Washington 716,937
Arizona 640,754
New Jersey 635,533
Oregon 586,468
Michigan 549,863
Vermont 539,393
Minnesota 506,135
Tennessee 502,936
Colorado 480,222
Alabama 427,341
Georgia 418,164
Wisconsin 403,007
Louisiana 311,429
Indiana 310,126
Missouri 305,103
New Mexico 303,528
South Carolina 295,403
Oklahoma 264,472
Connecticut 260,190
Utah 241,438
Maine 236,090
Kentucky 213,182
Arkansas 212,948
New Hampshire 205,466
Hawaii 167,082
Alaska 164,562
Mississippi 154,708
Nevada 151,081
Idaho 130,719
Kansas 128,103
West Virginia 120,048
Iowa 102,189
Montana 99,877
District of Columbia 96,998
Wyoming 91,201
Delaware 88,928
Nebraska 83,286
Rhode Island 60,749
South Dakota 48,507
North Dakota 28,765

data from a modified version of https://observablehq.com/@robin-song/inaturalist-api-example-2

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Road trip to North Dakota!

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ND, SD, MT, NE, and WY are all right next to each other. it would make for a nice trip.

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Dibs on the front seat!

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Montana just passed 100,000 observations! https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=16

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Frustrating thing is if we could ever figure out how to get site uptake in Quebec, our 2nd largest province where site use remains low, Canada would be closer to 150 records per 100,000 population, Not NZ level, but a more clear 2nd place.

Actually given the relative use rates, I’d say Taiwan may actually be next, given they get more than twice the per capita use than either of those.

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I agree with you about Taiwan, especially considering that in the upcoming CNC almost the complete island will take part - and I expect them to be quite competitive. Will be interesting to watch how the numbers rise

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looks like Germany is under 3000 observations away from 1MM, and Italy is under 50000. so it’ll be time to celebrate these soon. France and Taiwan are in the 800000s.

here is where the previous top 25 countries stand today:
https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNat_countries.html?country_code=US,CA,MX,AU,RU,GB,ZA,NZ,DE,IT,FR,TW,ES,BR,IN,HK,EC,CO,DK,PT,AR,CR,AT,MY,NL&stats=observations&verifiable=true

… also, Pennsylvania passed the 1MM mark, too. so it is the 8th US state to achieve that.

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Thanks for the heads up, I am following the counter every day :-)

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Welcome, Germany! :star_struck:

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Not one million, but yesterday Canada became the 2nd nation to hit 5 million verifiable records. Gonna be a while, but maybe not as long as we think before that club gets another member.

:canada:

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oops, missed it by 30,000 observations, but better late than never:

Ciao Italia, benvenuta! :it:

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Watch this space for welcoming the Equipe Tricolore!

Bienvenue au club élite, France! :clipperton_island:

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Massachusetts passed the 1 million mark some time ago, and Illinois, Maryland, and Washington might hit that mark before Taiwan and Spain.

below are some updated stats…

countries with more than 100k verifiable obs:

Name Parent Place Population Area (sq km) obs (2021-07-16) obs (2021-04-02) absolute Δ relative Δ
United States North America 331,449,281 9,826,675.00 37,244,610 31,168,886 6,075,724 19.5%
Canada North America 37,894,799 9,984,670.00 5,570,843 4,443,142 1,127,701 25.4%
Mexico North America 124,777,324 1,972,550.00 3,147,323 2,780,479 366,844 13.2%
Russia Asia 146,804,372 17,125,191.00 2,326,677 1,701,275 625,402 36.8%
Australia Oceania 24,511,800 7,692,024.00 2,320,712 2,008,942 311,770 15.5%
United Kingdom Europe 66,022,273 242,495.40 1,803,364 1,401,254 402,110 28.7%
South Africa Africa 59,622,350 1,221,037.00 1,466,823 1,257,269 209,554 16.7%
Germany Europe 83,149,300 357,400.00 1,161,912 884,498 277,414 31.4%
New Zealand Oceania 5,112,300 268,021.00 1,094,139 1,001,073 93,066 9.3%
Italy Europe 60,317,000 301,338.00 1,055,693 861,577 194,116 22.5%
France Europe 66,628,000 643,801.00 1,006,709 790,489 216,220 27.4%
Taiwan Asia 23,593,794 36,193.00 903,844 757,859 145,985 19.3%
Spain Europe 46,733,038 505,990.00 821,222 593,178 228,044 38.4%
Brazil South America 210,147,125 8,515,767.00 697,644 575,932 121,712 21.1%
India Asia 1,326,093,247 3,287,263.00 666,206 558,629 107,577 19.3%
Hong Kong Asia 7,500,700 2,755.00 596,688 521,139 75,549 14.5%
Ecuador South America 16,624,858 283,560.00 585,956 512,588 73,368 14.3%
Denmark Europe 5,827,463 42,925.50 582,841 398,572 184,269 46.2%
Colombia South America 49,065,615 1,141,748.00 565,606 487,706 77,900 16.0%
Portugal Europe 10,295,909 92,212.00 486,085 376,212 109,873 29.2%
Argentina South America 44,938,712 2,780,400.00 441,748 364,904 76,844 21.1%
Austria Europe 8,809,212 83,879.00 388,189 250,957 137,232 54.7%
Costa Rica North America 4,905,769 51,100.00 353,739 321,078 32,661 10.2%
Czechia Europe 10,701,777 78,866.00 320,575 220,191 100,384 45.6%
Finland Europe 5,501,043 338,424.40 319,816 229,099 90,717 39.6%
Ukraine Europe 42,558,328 603,629.00 297,862 203,937 93,925 46.1%
Netherlands Europe 17,282,163 41,543.00 291,779 231,656 60,123 26.0%
Malaysia Asia 31,624,264 330,290.00 290,055 250,608 39,447 15.7%
Switzerland Europe 8,466,017 41,285.00 253,509 199,119 54,390 27.3%
Belgium Europe 11,431,406 30,528.00 247,404 206,508 40,896 19.8%
Indonesia Asia 270,625,568 1,904,570.00 245,141 228,776 16,365 7.2%
South Korea Asia 51,466,201 100,295.00 230,421 203,235 27,186 13.4%
China Asia 1,443,497,378 9,596,961.00 199,499 159,530 39,969 25.1%
Singapore Asia 5,888,926 719.1 196,104 163,951 32,153 19.6%
Poland Europe 38,382,576 312,683.00 195,543 142,226 53,317 37.5%
Japan Asia 126,434,565 377,972.30 195,157 167,075 28,082 16.8%
Panama North America 4,098,587 74,177.30 186,206 157,644 28,562 18.1%
Greece Europe 10,760,421 131,957.00 173,030 142,758 30,272 21.2%
Lithuania Europe 2,790,842 65,300.00 168,253 127,674 40,579 31.8%
Chile South America 18,054,726 756,102.00 164,373 143,115 21,258 14.9%
Peru South America 29,381,884 1,285,216.00 162,739 135,378 27,361 20.2%
Sweden Europe 10,379,295 528,861.10 146,973 105,344 41,629 39.5%
Thailand Asia 65,931,550 513,119.50 120,170 100,661 19,509 19.4%
Bolivia South America 11,051,600 1,098,581.00 110,820 100,546 10,274 10.2%
Honduras North America 9,265,067 112,492.00 107,786 #N/A #N/A #N/A
Luxembourg Europe 626,108 2,586.40 107,563 #N/A #N/A #N/A
Philippines Asia 109,035,343 343,448.00 104,171 #N/A #N/A #N/A

US states:

State obs (2021-07-16) obs (2021-04-02) absolute Δ relative Δ
California 7,385,600 6,480,593 905,007 14.0%
Texas 4,879,866 4,181,450 698,416 16.7%
Florida 1,719,185 1,463,882 255,303 17.4%
New York 1,667,730 1,370,983 296,747 21.6%
Ohio 1,309,160 1,091,622 217,538 19.9%
North Carolina 1,278,639 1,046,728 231,911 22.2%
Virginia 1,265,710 1,031,320 234,390 22.7%
Pennsylvania 1,121,929 917,320 204,609 22.3%
Massachusetts 1,023,768 827,974 195,794 23.6%
Illinois 929,386 750,280 179,106 23.9%
Maryland 926,851 733,082 193,769 26.4%
Washington 871,049 716,937 154,112 21.5%
New Jersey 758,559 635,533 123,026 19.4%
Oregon 737,367 586,468 150,899 25.7%
Arizona 718,570 640,754 77,816 12.1%
Michigan 672,409 549,863 122,546 22.3%
Minnesota 634,771 506,135 128,636 25.4%
Vermont 626,333 539,393 86,940 16.1%
Tennessee 614,746 502,936 111,810 22.2%
Colorado 593,260 480,222 113,038 23.5%
Georgia 518,260 418,164 100,096 23.9%
Wisconsin 514,090 403,007 111,083 27.6%
Alabama 503,486 427,341 76,145 17.8%
Indiana 396,088 310,126 85,962 27.7%
Missouri 380,916 305,103 75,813 24.8%
Louisiana 372,818 311,429 61,389 19.7%
South Carolina 364,415 295,403 69,012 23.4%
New Mexico 359,113 303,528 55,585 18.3%
Oklahoma 322,649 264,472 58,177 22.0%
Connecticut 311,533 260,190 51,343 19.7%
Utah 300,477 241,438 59,039 24.5%
Maine 285,821 236,090 49,731 21.1%
Kentucky 268,560 213,182 55,378 26.0%
Arkansas 261,000 212,948 48,052 22.6%
New Hampshire 251,660 205,466 46,194 22.5%
Alaska 192,931 164,562 28,369 17.2%
Hawaii 189,569 167,082 22,487 13.5%
Nevada 185,862 151,081 34,781 23.0%
Mississippi 182,545 154,708 27,837 18.0%
Idaho 167,541 130,719 36,822 28.2%
Kansas 157,327 128,103 29,224 22.8%
West Virginia 152,208 120,048 32,160 26.8%
Iowa 129,882 102,189 27,693 27.1%
Montana 127,063 99,877 27,186 27.2%
District of Columbia 116,351 96,998 19,353 20.0%
Delaware 112,819 88,928 23,891 26.9%
Wyoming 109,669 91,201 18,468 20.2%
Nebraska 101,636 83,286 18,350 22.0%
Rhode Island 73,084 60,749 12,335 20.3%
South Dakota 63,160 48,507 14,653 30.2%
North Dakota 36,794 28,765 8,029 27.9%
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