close ad
WARNING: Do Not Install the DREAMWEAVER CC 2017 or 2018 Update »
open ad
View Menu

Technical Support Forums

Free, outstanding support from WebAssist and your colleagues

rating

Co-ordinates not accurate

Thread began 12/02/2009 10:25 am by john218811 | Last modified 12/02/2009 2:55 pm by neilo | 1989 views | 13 replies |

john218811

Co-ordinates not accurate

Hi,

maps?q=%2843.83840398088046,+-1.3821744918823242%29 shows the correct location.

But using the exact same co-ordinates with Pro Maps shows this:
map-test.php?PropertyID=131

As you can see the marker for Pro Maps is about 2 km out.

Any advice?

John

Sign in to reply to this post

Office Guy-172461

See this article:

Why are some locations off?
221/

Sign in to reply to this post

neilo

Hiya OG,

UK defaults to maps.google.co.uk, and we don't seem to have that facility.

Using the 'link' link - see attached image 1 - will give you the coordinates - but these are often (sometimes a mile or two) off. I don't think Google likes the UK too much.

I strongly advise UK users to use multimap.com to input the address or postcode. The page by default - and without javascript - displays the (accurate) map coordinates - see attached image 2.

Sign in to reply to this post

Office Guy-172461

Originally Said By: neilo
  I don't think Google likes the UK too much.  



Some in the colonies are still bitter over the revolution. :)

I'll work on adding your tip to the article.

Sign in to reply to this post

john218811

Multimap alternative to get co-ordinates

Thanks Neilo,

But same problem.

Multimap provides the same co-ordinates for the location. It's just they don't give the correct result when used with Pro maps.

John

Sign in to reply to this post

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

When you enter the latitude in pro maps, you need to leave of the leading parenthesis.

When I view source of page I see the coordinates entered as:
latitude: '(43.83840398088046',
longitude: '-1.3821744918823242',


the latitude should be entered as:
latitude: '43.83840398088046',


without the parenthesis.

Sign in to reply to this post

john218811

parenthesis

Sorry parenthesis was a typo.

Corrected map-test.php?PropertyID=131

A 'red herring'. Still doesn't work.

Sign in to reply to this post

neilo

Hiya John,

When I use the coordinates that you said (in your first post) showed the correct location, and put them in ProMaps, I get something different from you:

www.yahoodie.co.uk

Is this the right map?

Sign in to reply to this post

john218811

Co-ordinates comparison

Hi neilo,

Thank you very much.

Yes, your map www.yahoodie.co.uk/ is bang on!

Curious. I've looked at the code and there are additions compared with mine.

Perhaps I need to check my Pro Maps version.

Will check and get back.

John

Sign in to reply to this post

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

ahhh, yes your map is using older code than is generated by the most recent version of Pro Maps.

There was a recent change made where passing coordinates through the geocoder would return wrong coordinates.

The latest version has been changed to not pass coordinates through the geocoding service.

Sign in to reply to this post
loading

Build websites with a little help from your friends

Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.

Build websites from already-built web applications

These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now.  Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.

Want your website pre-built and hosted?

Close Windowclose

Rate your experience or provide feedback on this page

Account or customer service questions?
Please user our contact form.

Need technical support?
Please visit support to ask a question

Content

rating

Layout

rating

Ease of use

rating

security code refresh image

We do not respond to comments submitted from this page directly, but we do read and analyze any feedback and will use it to help make your experience better in the future.

Close Windowclose

We were unable to retrieve the attached file

Close Windowclose

Attach and remove files

add attachmentAdd attachment
Close Windowclose

Enter the URL you would like to link to in your post

Close Windowclose

This is how you use right click RTF editing

Enable right click RTF editing option allows you to add html markup into your tutorial such as images, bulleted lists, files and more...

-- click to close --

Uploading file...