- Explore community
When adding an observation its possible to tick the box ‘hide precise location’, this puts the location somewhere within a 1km box rather than showing the exact location. If you do not want to show the exact location, perhaps its your back garden or the site of a rare species, then its ok to use this box.
However it also means that the site is shown as a 1km square on the map or if there are multiple records then they just vanish once the map is zoomed in beyond a certain zoom level. This is not very helpful if you want to see, for example, which part of a nature reserve the species was found in. It can also be impossible to allocate the observation to the correct county if the observation was near the county boundary and can produce some other issues.
I have been through and edited most of my observations that said ‘hide precise location’ to untick this box but have left a small handful still ticked where I really did prefer to keep the precise location unknown. Note that the default used to be that all observations had the box ticked.
I mentioned these issues in one of the other forums but not sure how much people read the different forums.