General Support: Location position on Google map.

On the homepage of the site we have a Google map which is supposed to show our location. However if your open up the map to the larger size the Location Pin 'A' is approximately 250 metres out of position.       I presume this is set by our postcode B94 6DN.

In fact we are located at the junction of Illshaw Heath Rd and the blue line which indicates the Stratford canal.

How can we modify the Pin position to provide a more accurate location?

Also is it possible to show the alternative  satellite version of the map on our home page.

Many thanks

 

Posted by Voice Admin on

The pin location will be as good as Google gives us - we basically pass your address details to Google and they tell us where the marker should go.

As I talked about in this thread, you could try adding the society to Google Maps precisely yourself which may well improve the location returned.

Or, alternatively, you don't have to use the Contact Information includelet if you don't want to. You could create your own map using Google Maps and embed that on your site.

Thanks

Joe - Voice Admin

Hi Jo

Many thanks for your reply.

I have found, if I input the post code B90 6DN only, in google maps then the pin snaps to the correct position.

Currently the address line in google maps give the post code, street name and Lat/Long, so it maybe that this is confusing the google system.

However I don't understand where and how to alter this on the website and save it

Best regards Ken.

Posted by josi51 on

I also had a bit of confusion on how to get the correct location on to the map.  However,  I logged into Google Maps via http://www.maps.google.com/ then

  • Click My Places at the top left panel.
  • Click Create Map.

You've then got various option (none of which seem particularly relevant!) -

  • Add descriptive text, including rich text and HTML
  • Embed photos and videos in your map
  • Share your map with others
  • View your map in Google Earth

I selected 'Add descriptive text' then dragged the little blue bubble to where I wanted it and filled in the text.  This now shows on the map.  The only problem is if I search for the Village Hall with the postcode YO42 4PB it doesn't find it.  If I just use the postcode it brings up the village and shows the village hall!

It is one step closer though!

 

Jo 

I'm afraid I'm still lost.

I now have the blue bubble in the correct place on google maps, but don't know how to edit our website map to the new position.

Presumably I have to edit the search address in the google map to reflect the new position, which I can do, but how do you save it to my website? so that the map on our home page then shows the new position.

Best regards Ken

 

Posted by Voice Admin on

In theory if you have told Google where your specific address is, then a normal search for this address in Google Maps will yeild this location?

If so, then hopefully all you need to do is ensure that the address that you give in the "Website Details" admin page on your site has this address on it. Thus when our system does a Google Maps search to find the location it should find the pinpoint that you've added.

(If the address in Website Details is already exactly correct, you could try saving the details on the page again anyway as this'll give Voice a hint that it should try again to find the point on the map).

Thanks

Joe - Voice Admin