I've often experienced problems with how accurate the hubpages maps are - and I wondered if there are any tricks I am missing.
I am in the UK and, for some hubs, it's appropriate to just put in a postcode. The pin will appear in the centre of the postcode area and, sometimes that's good enough.
The trouble comes when I want to be more specific. If, say, I am trying to pinpoint a particular building then I can find that using maps.google.co.uk and right-clicking to get the coordinates, then pasting that into the maps module will often give good results.
However, if I then try to plot something in the middle of a field, it just goes all wrong. e.g. imagine if you were trying to plot a coastal walk. The one I tried earlier today was two fields in from a road. I got the absolute coordinates for the spot and pasted them into the map module. What the map produced was a marker on the nearest road, about 1/4 mile away (not even the road that gives access to the field).
Is there any way, using the maps module, of forcing a pin to appear at a precise location?
Thanking you in anticipation.
The current design of the map capsule works only with street addresses.
So as you have witnessed, if you us an exact log/lat, then the capsule will force you to select a nearby street address.
As it sounds reasonable to mark a log/lat that does not have a street address, I have forwarded this to our engineering team to consider as a future feature to implement.
Cheers. Yes, long/lat should be achievable - especially as maps.google does it.
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