Why are there so many locations missing from iNat?

I’m trying to make a project through inaturalist to log what is found in the city of Treasure Island Florida. I can’t figure out how to upload a place, but cities like St. Petersburg Florida don’t seem to even exist in the system either and that city is pretty substantial. I can only list the place as the county I’m in: Pinellas County. Why are there so many missing places? I don’t know how to make a place myself, otherwise I’d add in Florida cities so I could track my location easier. What am I doing wrong?

https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/how-to-create-a-new-place-on-inat/3281
Places are created by users.

I can’t find this city either.

Hi @serotonin. I just created Treasure Island, FL as a place if it helps! Because it is new, it will take a few hours before observations are visible though.

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