Sharing obscured locations with MBP

This is the short version. Long version with much more info on why and our assurances on careful use of this data is here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/maryland-biodiversity-project/journal/37899-sharing-obscured-locations-with-mbp

Option #1

1) Go to the "MBP Sensitive" project at https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/mbp-sensitive.
2) Select "Your Membership".
3) Under Settings, there's the item "Do you want to make your private/obscured observation coordinates visible to the project curators?" Click "Yes, no matter who adds the observation to the project."
4) Then add any obscured observations to this project

Option #2
(** This option has the advantage of doing it once and then no need to remember to add to "MBP Sensitive" in the future.)

1) Follow Bill from MBP - go to https://www.inaturalist.org/people/billhubick and click "follow billhubick" next to my name.
2) Go to Account Settings via the menu in the top-right of any page.
3) On the Settings page, click "Relationships". Search for "billhubick" and click enter. Then by my name select the box for "Trust with hidden coordinates".

Then anytime anyone adds something there, we can see the coordinates and map to the right county/quad (and have for research/conservation/posterity).

Posted by billhubick billhubick, October 16, 2020 12:40

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Thanks I did not know this was blocked. I'll follow these directions.

Posted by ptbrnchbob 6 months ago (Flag)
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Thank you!

Posted by billhubick 6 months ago (Flag)
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Thanks, Bill. I was wondering why my observations weren't getting into MBP!

Posted by emlostanley 6 months ago (Flag)
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done!

Posted by nana10 4 months ago (Flag)
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I didn’t realize the location on my posts were obscured! They can be added now!

Posted by kmore 4 months ago (Flag)
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Thanks, @nana10 and @kmore!

Posted by billhubick 4 months ago (Flag)
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I'm glad you brought this to my attention. My spouse was under the impression that everyone could view the "extremely specific" coordinates I was including with my observations and asked me to make the location a bit more vague when it's close to home.

Posted by jmcardle 4 months ago (Flag)
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Done. Thanks for the insight. You reminded me to visit this site more often and post some of my archived photo's. Be safe, Tom

Posted by mutfunder55 4 months ago (Flag)
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Thank you!

Posted by billhubick 4 months ago (Flag)
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Please check to see if I did this correctly - you responded to my Easter Box Turtle siting. Thanks!

Posted by epfister 4 months ago (Flag)
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Will let you know if anything else is needed, @epfister. Thank you!

Posted by billhubick 4 months ago (Flag)
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Done!

Posted by uniflora 4 months ago (Flag)
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All done! Thanks for reaching out, glad to help.

Posted by littleblkdog 4 months ago (Flag)
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I don’t seem to add that box turtle to the list . My skills lacking .
it is here 39.662 Lat. -77.963 Long

Posted by hessmuse 4 months ago (Flag)
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I'm guessing certain species have the coordinates hidden by default. Sounds like a good idea.

Posted by mark935 4 months ago (Flag)
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Yes, that's right. And this system is working pretty well, I think.

Posted by billhubick 4 months ago (Flag)
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thanks!

Posted by laura_sebastianelli 3 months ago (Flag)
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Glad to be of help for the project!

Posted by brendaconnolly about 2 months ago (Flag)
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Thanks, @brendaconnolly! We appreciate it!

Posted by billhubick about 2 months ago (Flag)
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You asked for the gpi coordinates for my observation of an Eastern Box Turtle on May 3. Here's the info. I was on a trail at Lake Needwood in Rockville MD. The coordinates are: 39.1229655, -77.1329874.

Posted by slider4 about 2 months ago (Flag)
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Done, thanks for the info - happy to participate!

Posted by htvtphoenix 20 days ago (Flag)
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Thank you!

Posted by billhubick 19 days ago (Flag)
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Thanks! Did option #2

Posted by moblin 15 days ago (Flag)
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Great! Much appreciated.

Posted by billhubick 15 days ago (Flag)
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Location shared option #2; good luck with the project!

Posted by hollyjaro 13 days ago (Flag)
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Thank you, @hollyjaro. Beautiful photos.

Posted by billhubick 12 days ago (Flag)
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Done, thanks. I didn't realize what the default was but I do remember the person with a house full of turtles :-(
Monterey is a nice spot. When I once visited, I didn't know I was so close to overwintering Monarchs. Enjoy!

Posted by teamsol 11 days ago (Flag)
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Bill, Happy to, but I’m not finding the “relationships” tab. Dianne

Update: never mind that. Found it (not available on phone app)

Posted by drennack 7 days ago (Flag)
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Thank you!

Posted by billhubick 7 days ago (Flag)
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Hi Everyone - I sent out a few incorrect requests over the last couple days. That is, I may have requested that some of you provide access who already have. If so, my apologies and please disregard! There was a little blip with an expired authentication token causing some to come in without private coordinates, but it's resolved and working well. :) - Bill

Posted by billhubick 6 days ago (Flag)
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I think I fixed mine per your request but not sure it worked. Akorman60

Posted by akorman60 4 days ago (Flag)
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Thank you!

Posted by billhubick 3 days ago (Flag)

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