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May 16, 2011 07:06 AM

Restaurant Maps in the wrong location

I cant figure our why this restaurant in Umbria persistently maps to a town with a somewhat similar name in Tuscany

Is there a better way of reporting this type of technical issue?

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  1. Many of rworange's listings of restaurants in La Antigua, Guatemala, map to the Caribbean island of Antigua. I always assumed it was because La Antigua, Guatemala, isn't mapped on Google--except for the general location of the city itself. Might it be that the town in Umbria to which you are trying to refer isn't mapped either? If so, I wonder if there's much that CH can do about it other than allow the option not to map.

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    1. re: JoanN

      On the contrary, there is at least one other restaurant that maps properly to the Umbrian town, which appears on the Gooogle map. I think sometimes the logic "catches" the name or part of the name and wont let go. this place name is multiword which the logic can have difficulty with- its like sometimes it "catches" "La" or "Trattoria" instead of looking at the whole phrase. In this case, it seems to have caught "Castiglione" disregarding "del Lago".and accordingly pointing it at "Castiglione di Garfagnana instead.

      Or it catches a place name and disregards all the rest of the georgraphic informantion when mapping. For example I have some cases in the Bolzano area that persistently map to Puglia because the towns have the same name and it "caught" that way.

      There is an issue with the logic, because it should look at country and region/state or perhaps postal code before the name. But these are not mandatory fields for Italy. If those indicators had a higher priority in the search and linking logic, there would be fewer of these problems.

    2. I'm not familiar enough with Italian geography to know where the bounds are of those regions. The map seems like it's going to the right spot to me, though -- the same place Google maps it to if I search for Via Vittorio Emanuele, Castiglione del Lago, Italia directly on Google Maps.

      Can you provide a Google maps link to where it should be?

      1. I think all the maps are messed up. The markers aren't appearing, and many are showing totally wrong locations, e.g. this one, which is showing water:

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          That seems fine to me -- what are you seeing besides water?

            1. re: Jacquilynne

              I cleared my browser's cache and now it's normal.

              1. re: Jacquilynne

                I spoke too fast, I'm still seeing the problem. It does seem to be specific to Chrome.

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  Strange. I'm using Chrome, too, and it looks fine to me.

                  1. re: Jacquilynne

                    Are you logged into a Google account? That could conceivably make a difference.

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston

                      Still looks fine, even if I'm not logged in to Google.

                      1. re: Jacquilynne

                        That one looks okay to me, too, in both IE8 and Chrome.