iNat feature request: view observations by taxonomic hierarchy

I'm really hoping this feature will be added!
https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/implement-taxonomic-view-for-observations-search-page/244

Does anyone else like to identify things by perusing a taxonomically sorted guide?

I would like to have any upcoming taxonomic sort feature to be something along the lines of Guides (or something better) so that we can drill down the taxonomic hierarchy as an identification tool. For example, using a Guide such as this one (https://www.inaturalist.org/guides/3670), I can quickly browse each of the taxonomic groups that I think an unknown specimen might be in, looking for a match or something similar. It’s a great way to become more familiar with the hierarchical structure of biodiversity and a very good way to go about identifying unknown specimens. But it requires a Guide to be able to do this–and they’re no longer supported and take a long while to create for the region of interest. I think the inability to view observations in a taxonomic hierarchy is a huge gaping hole in iNaturalist’s feature list.

Posted by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton, April 14, 2019 14:17

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