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When you search for our postcode in Google maps, it brings up a point a little over a mile away on open moorland. I've reported this to Google, no response. I've tweeted them, got a reply asking for the details, then no response, despite chasing up. 

We have a caravan site and holiday let, and it's causing issues with visitors to our businesses getting lost. Any ideas on how to get Google to correct their records? 


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Lots of errors on Google Maps. I'll pm you.


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I’m not sure if this is missing the point but I’ll suggest it anyway. When you’re sat at home go onto google maps and press the dot that is where you are that should then give you the actual postcode for your address. 

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27 minutes ago, bobbruce said:

I’m not sure if this is missing the point but I’ll suggest it anyway. When you’re sat at home go onto google maps and press the dot that is where you are that should then give you the actual postcode for your address. 

Obviously, because Gazza77 doesn't know his own postcode for his home & business. 🤪


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12 hours ago, gazza77 said:

When you search for our postcode in Google maps, it brings up a point a little over a mile away on open moorland. I've reported this to Google, no response. I've tweeted them, got a reply asking for the details, then no response, despite chasing up. 

We have a caravan site and holiday let, and it's causing issues with visitors to our businesses getting lost. Any ideas on how to get Google to correct their records? 

Is it just google? Where do SatNavs send people looking for your postcode?


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12 hours ago, JohnM said:

Lots of errors on Google Maps. I'll pm you.

That's true. One of the street views shows me walking down the road whereas in reality I'm sitting here writing this.

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24 minutes ago, Hammerless Nail said:

That's true. One of the street views shows me walking down the road whereas in reality I'm sitting here writing this.

Are you certain, I bet if you went and checked you'd be there in the street. 

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13 hours ago, bobbruce said:

I’m not sure if this is missing the point but I’ll suggest it anyway. When you’re sat at home go onto google maps and press the dot that is where you are that should then give you the actual postcode for your address. 

I thin you've got the wrong end of the stick. It's when using Google maps as satnav is where the issue is, as the wrong directions are provided. 

2 hours ago, gingerjon said:

Is it just google? Where do SatNavs send people looking for your postcode?

Only based on my own satnavs, but the correct place. 

14 hours ago, JohnM said:

Lots of errors on Google Maps. I'll pm you.

Cheers, I'll give that a try. 


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Ours too Gaz, we’re in the field opposite the school apparently 


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14 hours ago, Red Willow said:

what post code does goggle think you have?

It doesn't. It tells me I'm on an unamed road when at home. 

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Just been on Google Maps, and went on street view for my flat, and it is mated May 2018, so I am there, and you can see my washing up in the window. How Embarrassing. 


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On 15/05/2019 at 09:26, Hammerless Nail said:

That's true. One of the street views shows me walking down the road whereas in reality I'm sitting here writing this.

Ha ha.... There is one of me bending over getting something out of my boot.... Can see my pants in it!.... I remember the car going past cursing it! 

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5 hours ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

Hope often do they update? 

Don't know how often they update as such but what I have noticed is the street view seems to get updated a lot more often than the satellite view. For example, from above, the carnegie pavilion at headingley cricket ground is still under construction (despite being finished for years now) but from the street it is complete. Same goes for a load of other things, the bonus arena here in Hull for example, the deansgate square development in Manchester and Tottenhams new ground to name just a few I've noticed recently. 

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19 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Don't know how often they update as such but what I have noticed is the street view seems to get updated a lot more often than the satellite view. For example, from above, the carnegie pavilion at headingley cricket ground is still under construction (despite being finished for years now) but from the street it is complete. Same goes for a load of other things, the bonus arena here in Hull for example, the deansgate square development in Manchester and Tottenhams new ground to name just a few I've noticed recently. 

Seems to be no pattern to it. They probably commission third parties to do it

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43 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Don't know how often they update as such but what I have noticed is the street view seems to get updated a lot more often than the satellite view. For example, from above, the carnegie pavilion at headingley cricket ground is still under construction (despite being finished for years now) but from the street it is complete. Same goes for a load of other things, the bonus arena here in Hull for example, the deansgate square development in Manchester and Tottenhams new ground to name just a few I've noticed recently. 

The Satellite view from above Shadow Towers is from last summer, the lawns are crispy brown. Street view is from 2011.

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Google maps relies on crowd sourcing information. If you live in a new build house chances are it won't appear on gm until you tell them you are missing or a street view car is down your way. 

It is a fairly low tech operation for corrections and additions. 

Councils in general update geoplaces, they hold the nlpg (national land and property gazetteer) every evening with new addresses created and address changes. This is fed into ordnance survey who send out map updates every quarter. That is the most reliable source of address information. 

To use os data is expensive and the last information I had was that Google will not pay for the latest data sets (the most important and expensive ones). 

Forget the post office their data is riddled with errors also. 

Many councils provide a gazetteer with recent data, including easting and northing coordinates. Better to point people there than rely Google. 


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On 14/05/2019 at 20:06, gazza77 said:

When you search for our postcode in Google maps, it brings up a point a little over a mile away on open moorland. I've reported this to Google, no response. I've tweeted them, got a reply asking for the details, then no response, despite chasing up. 

We have a caravan site and holiday let, and it's causing issues with visitors to our businesses getting lost. Any ideas on how to get Google to correct their records? 

Put a f*** off big sign up saying 'We are here' then when they next update their street view jobs sorted😎

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