the world map representation used by iNat (when you look at Obs. displayed per Map, instead of Grid or List), is the Mercator Projection. You might have noticed that Greenland is bigger than South America. And Alaska bigger than Brazil. And Antartica is … huge.
This distorts very much the reality. Anyway, all representations distort it (projection of a sphere on a flat area).
My point is: is not another representation more adequate for the needs of iNat?
I’ve looked at some, but without a conclusion: