Make a Map of Your Vermont Observations

Would you like to see a heat map of all the places you've recorded data in Vermont and beyond? It's easy to do.

  1. Find your user ID number. Just go to your profile and look at the number in the URL. Here's mine: http://www.inaturalist.org/people/317. I am 317.
  2. Copy and paste this URL in your browser: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/map?user_id=317#8/43.713/-72.482
    and replace my number 317 with your's.

  3. Hit enter and explore your sightings. Zoom in to a location and the blocks will change to dots of sightings you can click on and see what they are. Zoom out and see where you've been across the world.

Here's a heatmap of all the sightings for iNaturalist Vermont - http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/map?project_id=558#8/43.859/-72.318. We've covered a lot of the state!

Anotado por kpmcfarland kpmcfarland, 26 de febrero de 2015 a las 04:21 PM

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my profile just says 'charlie'

Anotado por charlie hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

If I point my cursor at my icon picture in a submission or comment thread like this, I can see my number is 3847.

Anotado por rpayne hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

oh thanks! I am 2179. An was Kent really the 317th person to find this site? That's amazing! I wish I had such a low number :)

Anotado por charlie hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

Got my fingers on the pulse of the world Charlie :)

Anotado por kpmcfarland hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

i liked to believe i was the first person in VT to find it, but nope :)

Anotado por charlie hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

You can take solace in the fact that your map looks more impressive. :)

Anotado por rpayne hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

and very green :)

Anotado por charlie hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

This is awesome! Thank you for sharing!

Anotado por carrieseltzer hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

I just modified these instructions and posted them in the Great Nature Project journal. Thanks!
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/national-geographic-great-nature-project/journal/3892

Anotado por carrieseltzer hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

Glad you could use it Carrie. Where did you find your project ID number? I can't seem to find our number.

Anotado por kpmcfarland hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

Thank you! I had been wondering if there was a way to do just this!

Anotado por pete_woods hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

Kent, I don't know a way to see it without looking at the json data. If you go to http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/vermont-atlas-of-life.json, the number after "id:" is what you want (so 558 for this project). You can download an extension that makes it much easier to view json data, but it's not too onerous without it in this case because it's right at the top.

Anotado por carrieseltzer hace casi 8 años (Advertencia)

Thanks Carrie! I added link to this article to a heatmap of all the Vermont data. Wow, we've covered a lot of the state!

Anotado por kpmcfarland hace mas de 7 años (Advertencia)

Wow! That's great! You really have almost covered the state! :-) I've noticed that Vermont stands out even at the national level.

Anotado por carrieseltzer hace mas de 7 años (Advertencia)

Thanks. We have some great and dedicated naturalists in this state, perhaps more per square mile than most places. Come visit the Green Mountains sometime! But you have to iNat (it is a verb now).

Anotado por kpmcfarland hace mas de 7 años (Advertencia)

Thanks Kent! Believe me, if I make it to Vermont, I will iNat, and I'll let you know!

Anotado por carrieseltzer hace mas de 7 años (Advertencia)

you should make it to Vermont. Every day it looks like a post card, though some days it feels like a freezer :)

For iNat late spring and summer is best. I love the winter but it isn't good for anything that involves exposing skin to the air. If we ever colonize mars we should send Vermonters, because dressing up in winter to go outside is almost a spacesuit anyway

Anotado por charlie hace mas de 7 años (Advertencia)

Kent, I just allerted Carrie to this: Following your (or her) instructions now just brings up a map of all observations of everything by everyone--nothing observer specific. I just tried pasting your url into a browser and it does the same thing. Do you know if iNat changed the coding or response to such a navigation trick?

Anotado por gcwarbler hace mas de 7 años (Advertencia)

It appears they accidentally changed it gcwarbler. But they say they are fixing it today. I guess it is not really a fully supported tool in iNat yet so they don't really guarantee it and didn't know they broke it by accident. But they said they'd make sure it worked again, I think today.

Anotado por kpmcfarland hace mas de 7 años (Advertencia)

Looks like it's working again!

Anotado por carrieseltzer hace mas de 7 años (Advertencia)

Nope. When I load my user number (only), I do get a worldwide map with some gross latilong rectangles (my observation regions), but they all disappear when I zoom in. I've tried copying Kent's method of inserting some coordinates (e.g. 30.000/-98.000 for Austin, TX) but while the map usually positions correctly, no observations ever load.
I'd love to see this exploration technique work smoothly; any further hints would be appreciated.

Anotado por gcwarbler hace mas de 7 años (Advertencia)

Now it's working properly this morning! Yeah!

Anotado por gcwarbler hace mas de 7 años (Advertencia)

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