Job to auto-update map locations?

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  • #6695

    stever
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    Hi,

    I’ve got an issue with many of listings on my site. The Lat/Long is incorrect for many locations. I used a free tool that was supposed to auto-discover the lat/long for each address… I guess that didn’t work too well.

    Is there any way I can run a robot job to auto-update the lat/long per address from within geodirectory? I would think there must be some way to do this. I’d like to avoid manually going into each post and clicking the set map button to update lat/long.

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated!

    #6705

    stever
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    So, I decided to create a macro to go through each listing and click the “Set Address On Map” button and then click “Update” on the listing.

    I am now getting the following error. I never saw this error via Firefox or IE but the macro program I am using is failing as a result of it.

    RuntimeError: unhandled alert dialog detected. Dialog message: "Geocode was not successful for the following reason: ERROR", line 5 (Error code: -1450)

    I did some googling and it looks like this is an error from Google Maps API. Any thoughts on this? This error is returned on any post I “Set Address on Map” and then “Update”.

    #6706

    stever
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    DISREGARD THE LAST POST… turns out the error was a problem with the macro. I almost have this figured out!!!

    #6717

    stever
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    Well… I tried to automate this process with iMacros for Firefox. It works but I’m always running into session expirations no matter how I divide the workload amongst separate macro files.

    It would be cool if there was a feature within Geodirectory that could run through all places and apply the “Set Address on Map” option and then save the post.

    #6720

    pix3x
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    Hi, depending on the number of listings, maybe it’d be easier to geocode your places first and then import everything via GD > General >CSV Upload feature? Geocoding maybe easier task than automation.

    #6721

    stever
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    Do you have suggestions for geocoding a very long list?

    I used an automated tool to geocode my listings originally but ended up with a botched result, hence my current predicament. I was just contemplating biting the bullet and re-entering the entire DB by hand. Hopefully I can think of something better!

    #6722

    pix3x
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    #6846

    Paolo
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    I would have suggested the same as pix3x.

    Bulk delete listings, reupload CSV with correct lat and long.

    I use this and never failed: http://www.findlatitudeandlongitude.com/batch-geocode/

    Thx

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