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  1. Hi,
    I've just put the contact info widget onto my blog but although I'm already well registered on google maps and if you click on the address on the widget it shows the correct map. The map that shows as default on the widget shows somewhere completely different. Any help appreciated.
    Merci
    Brian

    The blog I need help with is living-in-the-loire.com.

  2. mitaroyhotelgoa
    Member

    I have the same problem with my Contact Info widget.

    Pls help.

  3. Have you had the widget on for long? I only uploaded mine this morning and I was wondering whether it is simply because Google Maps may take a while to catch up.

  4. mitaroyhotelgoa
    Member

    Hmmm no I havent. I too uploaded mine this morning....

    But I took it down again because a blank map looks ridiculous!

    Ive tagged this post so hopefully a moderator should help...

  5. You're certainly right but, in my case, I haven't got nothing. I've got "Ben's Cat's Chaque", which, to be honest, seems to exist in nothing! Perhaps it's another dimension. Anyway, I'm going to leave it for 24hrs. and then find another widget.

  6. I added the widget this morning, and at first there was a map, though I didn't notice whether or not it was correct, and I didn't have much time, because the map, then, was no longer there ... ! I would love some help with this problem.

  7. mitaroyhotelgoa
    Member

    I hope the moderator will take the look at this soon...

  8. I left it on for 36hrs. It was still the same idiotic map so I've deleted it and used the "Image" widget which you can make into a link to a site or a contact page.

  9. mitaroyhotelgoa
    Member

    This is ridiculous!

    I replaced the map with a hyperlink to a Google Map.

    We would still appreciate some support for this...

  10. Well said!!

  11. Sorry for the delay, we answer support requests by age, and every time a reply is added to a thread, it gets "younger" and therefore further back in the list.

    Would you each please list two things for us?

    1. The URL of the bog with the problem.

    2. The address that should be displayed.

  12. mitaroyhotelgoa
    Member

    Hi macmanx

    Thank you for getting in touch.

    1. The URL of my blog is http://www.mitaroygoahotel.com

    2. This is the link that is showing at the moment:

    https://maps.google.com/maps?z=16&q=31st+january+road,+fontainhas,+panjim+403001

    And this is the link that should show:

    https://maps.google.com/maps?z=16&q=31st+january+road,+fontainhas,+panjim+403001

    Cheers
    Mihir

  13. mitaroyhotelgoa
    Member

    P.S. Also, since Ive got you here, macmanx: In a recent WordPress news blog post, it says "You are now able to connect to as many accounts at each service as you like." However, I still cannot publish to both my Facebook Profile and my Facebook Page. Can you pls check? Cheers!

  14. Thank you for replying.
    I'v' just tried it again and now it's working and showing the correct map.
    Merci bien!!

  15. mitaroyhotelgoa, ok, would you please try adding the map one more time? As for the Publicize issue, please open a new thread: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/support#postform

    loiregites, you're welcome!

  16. mitaroyhotelgoa
    Member

    Hi Macmanx

    1. I removed the widget and re-added it. Now its showing a completely different hotel in a completely different area.

    2. I already opened a thread for the publicize issue. Could you pls take a look at it asp.

    Cheers
    Mihir

  17. Greetings, macmanx!

    My blog is:
    thoughttonic.com

    The address that should be showing up in the Google Map is:
    819 E 64th St, Ste 248
    Indianapolis, IN 46220

    Thanks for your help!

    Sincerely,

    Scott

  18. mitaroyhotelgoa, try this:

    E-212,31st January Road,Fontainhas,Panjim,Goa 403001, India

    sbkahler, try this:

    819 E 64th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220

  19. mitaroyhotelgoa
    Member

    Hi Macmanx, that is a competing hotel !

    Isnt there any way to manually add the map ??

  20. You gave both as the same link above.

    What is the address of your hotel?

  21. macmanx,

    The map shows up on my blog page if I use my street address without the suite number, as you suggest. I'm wondering why the suite number is an issue for the map, but not for the link from the address to a map (which opens on a different page, of course)? If I don't use the map, and use the suite number in my address, the address will link to a correct map, in other words. I wish I could have both ... the suite number in my address and the map on the blog page!

    Any ideas why the map on my blog page doesn't work with the suite number included in my address, but the address with the suite number will work as a link to a map (open a map on a new page)?

    Clear as mud? ;-)

    Thanks for your help!

  22. To be honest, I'm not sure yet, but at least we've isolated the problem.

    We're looking into this.

  23. sbkahler, one more thing to try:

    819 E 64th St. Ste 248, Indianapolis, IN 46220

    I think the re-structuring of the address may make a difference.

  24. mitaroyhotelgoa
    Member

    Hi macmanx

    The address of my hotel is 31st January Road, Fontainhas, Panjim 403001.

    Although the addresses seem to be the same, the markers are different.

    My hotel is the Mitaroy Goa marker that you see.

  25. Ok, please try this:

    31st January Road, Fontainhas, Panjim, Goa 403001, India

  26. mitaroyhotelgoa
    Member

    Nope. Still no luck.

  27. Hm, this is very strange.

    We're looking into it.

  28. Ok, you're all fixed up at the moment. Strangely, this works just fine:

    31st January Road, Fontainhas Panjim, Goa

    So, we'll leave that in place while we figure out what the route cause was.

  29. mitaroyhotelgoa
    Member

    Er...still the wrong hotel Macmanx !!!

    My hotels name is Mitaroy, not Leela!!

    I dont understand why its not working...

  30. Well, at least it's not the middle of the Atlantic Ocean this time.

    Google Maps works off of latitude and longitude. When an address is entered, the get the latitude and longitude and display the marker at that point.

    For 31st January Road, Fontainhas Panjim, Goa: we are getting a latitude and longitude, but it's apparently the wrong hotel.

    For 31st January Road, Fontainhas, Panjim, Goa 403001, India: Google is giving us a latitude of 0 and a longitude of 0.

    To be perfectly honest, this appears to be an issue with Google's Map data, as the two addresses are exactly the same. The latter just clarifies a country and postal code, so they shouldn't be two different hotels, much less one in the ocean and the other on land.

    Unfortunately, the core issue is the data that we're receiving from Google, and there really isn't anything that we can do about that.

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