#987 Google Maps - use GM geo-code engine

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2008-05-29
2008-05-08
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I believe changing from the existing geonames to googlemaps geocoding engine will improve both performance and the hit rate for place coordinate lookups.

I've tried to do this myself, buit got totally lost in the code :-(

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  • Anonymous - 2008-05-08
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  • Łukasz Wileński

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    I'll try to do it

     
  • Łukasz Wileński

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    added in SVN 3096

     
  • Anonymous - 2008-05-21

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    Thanks - but on edit I get only a blank space where map should be, so I can't test if code works.

     
  • Łukasz Wileński

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    on my test site everything works fine, and I did't reproduce your bug

     
  • Anonymous - 2008-05-21

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    It looks like a browser issue. In FF 2.0 it does work OK - but in IE7 the map is blank.

     
  • Łukasz Wileński

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    problem with IE fixed in svn 3106

     
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    KosherJava - 2008-05-21

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    Thanks wooc. Out of curiosity, why did the 10 px change fix the issue?

     
  • Łukasz Wileński

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    oh, I forgot about it.
    I added it on my site because it removed scrollbars (polish need more place than english)
    the problem is solved in place_edit file only

     
  • Anonymous - 2008-05-22
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  • Anonymous - 2008-05-22

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    Thanks wooc, that seems better now.

     
  • Anonymous - 2008-05-25
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  • Anonymous - 2008-05-25

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    Lukasz

    Sorry to re-open this, but its not working quite right for me.
    I tried to find "20 Romney Place' - which is the lowest level of :20 Romney Place, Maidstone, Kent, England
    All the other levels alrteady exist. Clrarly this is a plce in England, but I was only presented with markers for places in the USA. Is the query sent to GM only the current level, or all levels?

    If I put 20 Romney Place, Maidstone, Kent, England in a googlemap search at maps.google.com it does find it does find it perfectly

     
  • Łukasz Wileński

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    Query sent all levels (20 Romney Place, Maidstone, Kent, England) to google maps.
    I did't reproduce your bug. On my site this search present marker in right place in England

     
  • Anonymous - 2008-05-28

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    Perhaps I didn't explain fully.

    If you search for "20 Romney Place, Maidstone, Kent, England" then yes you will get the right result. But I only searched for "20 Romney Place" because that is the place I am adding. The other three levels already exist. I amm adding this at level 3, below 'Maidstone'.

    I have tried it using many different places, and none work as I am expecting.

    If you still have no way to see this, is there somewhere I can add some debug code to see what is happening?

     
  • Łukasz Wileński

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    Now I'm understanding your problem.
    I think, that this problem was solved in SVN 3136

     
  • Anonymous - 2008-05-29
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  • Anonymous - 2008-05-29

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    Yes, the problem does now seem to be fixed. Thanks.

    How would you describe the two options now available "Search this level" and "Search All". I think this will need a Help window, as it is not clear to an average user.

     

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