#1 7-22-2017 9:23 AM

Meezerman
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Misplaced cities

I just signed up and started my first blog on this site. When I put in Toyama, Japan, it shows on the map as being in Okinawa. I tried changing to the nearby city of Takaoka, which also shows as being in Okinawa. Finally, I picked Namerikawa, and it shows up in the right place on the map.

What's going on? Is this a common problem? I'm not going to stick with the site if it misplaces half the cities.

 

#2 7-22-2017 10:58 AM

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Re: Misplaced cities

Meezerman wrote:

What's going on? Is this a common problem? I'm not going to stick with the site if it misplaces half the cities.

Yes, it is a common problem, also in Germany. Whenever there are two cities with the same name, the smaller one may be chosen automatically.
Freiburg im Breisgau is a well-known and well-visited city in Southern Germany.
Freiburg, Germany is a less-known and less-visited little town in Northern Germany.

Last edited by FK27 (7-22-2017 1:26 PM)

 

#3 7-22-2017 3:38 PM

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Re: Misplaced cities

There's a couple problems, duplicate names as mentioned and coordinates. The coordinates for some places have been incorrectly added to the site by members (not following proper directions) and/or bad coordinates pulled from the the internet. In any case it's not strictly the fault of the site, but bad resource coordinates or blunders by members adding places.

 
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