Sharing your coordinates with this project

One of the great things about iNaturalist is that your observations can be used in active scientific research. One impediment to this is that iNaturalist automatically obscures the coordinates of observations of taxa listed as rare. There are 16 rare taxa associated with this project, so obscured coordinates really effect how useful those observations are. One of the most important things you can do to help this research is to share your coordinates with this project.

To share your coordinates, go to the main project page here and click on "Join this project" at the top right corner of the project banner. If you are already a member of the project, click "Your Membership".

From here you are given the option to share coordinates with the project. You will be asked "Do you want to make your private/obscured observation coordinates visible to the project curators? " Choose "Yes, no matter who adds the observation to the project." This will make your coordinates of Malacothamnus observations visible to me.

I will use these coordinates to help clarify geographic boundaries of the various taxa as well as to visit some of these populations when I have questions or need more data. Much of what I have done for my research so far couldn't have been done without all the help of the iNaturalist users who have shared their coordinates. So, thanks to all who have shared!

Posted on August 04, 2019 06:35 PM by keirmorse keirmorse


I don't have any specific coordinates for this observation. I did find this on Mt. Diablo.

Posted by hfabian over 4 years ago

Hi Keir, I hope the coordinates are visible now - Lech

Posted by lechnaumovich over 4 years ago

@lechnaumovich Nope. Perhaps you checked the wrong box?

Posted by keirmorse over 4 years ago

@keirmorse I think I got the right box now - you have to click it for each observation I think? Maybe my default is not sharing. Hope you can see it. This point should be in Mt Diablo State Park.

Posted by lechnaumovich over 4 years ago

@ lechnaumovich That worked. Thanks!

Posted by keirmorse over 4 years ago

I think I did what you requested but just in case: Lat 37.3975412493
Lon -122.2309485667
EditAcc (m)

Posted by bob-dodge almost 4 years ago

@bob-dodge Didn't work, but the coordinates show it is a location I already know about. Thanks!

Posted by keirmorse almost 4 years ago

just added my stuff i think! Im gonna head into the hills behind where i was today and look for more! shoot me a dm on instagram if it didnt work, I have trouble with the messaging service here. Thanks for great instructions!

Posted by plantsoflacounty about 3 years ago

@ plantsoncolors Worked great. Thanks!

Posted by keirmorse about 3 years ago

Hi Keir would you be able to email me. I am the Natural Resource Manager for City of San Diego . I would love to know more about your research and how we can help . MBerninger@San

Posted by mark_b_os over 2 years ago

@mark_b_os Will do. Thanks!

Posted by keirmorse over 2 years ago


Posted by kendalloei over 2 years ago

@keirmorse Hi Keir, I am happy to join and need to update some additional records. Let me know if you are able to see the coordinates for my observations. Terry

Posted by tgosliner over 2 years ago

@tgosliner Nope, still obscured. Did you choose "Yes, no matter who adds the observation to the project."?

Posted by keirmorse over 2 years ago

@tgosliner Scratch that. You added a couple new ones that weren't in the project yet. It works. Thanks!

Posted by keirmorse over 2 years ago

Hope they're visible now, let me know if further tweaking is required on my end.. Good luck with your research!

Posted by kristenmister over 2 years ago

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