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July 14, 2019

Level 0 places in GADM and Natural Earth aren't meant to be 'sovereign states' (see Natural Earth for their

Level 0 places in GADM and Natural Earth aren't meant to be 'sovereign states' (see Natural Earth for their alternative 'sovereign states' product). US territories like Puerto Rico have their own separate Level 0 places in both GADM and Natural Earth. US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay is kind of an interesting example, in Natural Earth its split off as its own Level 0 place, but in GADM it isn't recognized as distinct from Cuba. There's a few discrepancies in Level 0 places between GADM and Natural Earth that you can see in this
doc I linked to from this forum post.
The plan is to add EEZ's when we update the iNaturalist Standard places which is part of the goal of this World Tour effort (to have discussions that touch on each Level 0 place and its descendants)

https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/brewbooks/26101-world-inaturalist-participation
The US has 13,115,647 Verifiable observations according to https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=1
But when you use my more inclusive project this jumps up to 13,154,757 Verifiable
observations. https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/biodiversity-of-the-united-states-by-state.
Almost 50000 more.

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But I suspect that you want or need more than just adding quantitative data - do you want to map and graph it as well?

By way of example: please see - https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/wlt-monitoring - this manages toad data for:

With a little buyin, it should be quite easily to get people from Netherlands and surrounds to use a "numbers seen" field.
See what we have accomplished in southern Africa with a Habitat field:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/habitats-s-afr &
https://www.inaturalist.org/observation_fields/7498

It can be done without having to break the box

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https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/add-annotations-when-creating-observations/1513
You can create observation fields at the time you are creating an observation. I believe every annotation has 1 or more observation fields that are automatically linked into it, so that creating the observation field automatically populates the annotation.

For example if doing insects if you populate the observation field called Insect Life Stage - that will automatically propagate into the Life Stage annotation. If you populate the observation field called sex, that propagates automatically into the Sex annotation.

For plants the observation field Flowering Phenology automatically populates the Phenology annotation. The Observation field Sex does the same here.

For birds (and I assume other families) the observation field Life Stage populates the Life Stage annotation

A little experimenting should hopefully find any others you need. You just need to watch that there are often many different just slightly differently named observation fields, and you need to find the right one.
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/add-annotations-when-creating-observations/1513

OBS that has NO coordinates and you have other obs from the same day and all those obs from that day have times, appending ?interpolate_coordinates=true to the edit observation URL (the URL you’re at when you’re editing an obs, e.g. https://www.inaturlaist.org/observations/edit?interpolate_coordinates=true) will fill in coordinates based on a time-weighted average of the nearest observations in time.

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