Street address shows City when street address is optional and not provided

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    antoniomartin
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    I need this feature as well. I have city names and a zip but no street address. Google will return a result with only a zip or city. I suggest you use the city center in this case of having only a city and base the GPS coordinates, etc. off of it. In the case of having a zip code, then use the center of the zip code if that is possible.

    #533804

    Bruce Frantzis
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    At this point I have everything working as I want it. I am not asking Geodirectory to change anything. I am simply trying to correct misinformation.

    Just to clear things up, we have always required an exact location, GPS to street.

    That is not true and has been stated many times by different GeoDirectory staff. Has anyone actually tested entering “Brighton, UK”? Both v1 and v2 allow entering an address like this that does not include the street. Do I have to make a video to show this before you will believe me? This is very simple to test.

    If it’s not showing that then its a bug

    I don’t know what you mean by “not showing” in this context. The address shows up on map when Street is omitted. The admin and user UI both work when Street is omitted. The only problem I had was with the City name being shown twice in the printed address when Street is omitted. In this case the Street should not be showing. I have fixed this with my code (in post above).

    We do have a feature that will fill the street with the best know info if somehow it is empty.

    This ‘feature’ does not work correctly as it is using the City value “Brighton” as the Street value when Street value is not entered. A more useful feature would be to allow admin to set Street as optional (as was previously allowed) and keep the Street value empty.

    At this point in time, we simply do not provide that functionality, an exact location is currently required (including street).

    You are so close to having this feature. All you need is the admin setting to make street optional as mentioned above.

    If you know of a directory currently mixes exact locations with non-exact locations please let us know.

    Our directory does this. Right now, as is, this is working sufficiently well. When Street is omitted the GPS coordinates are set to city center. The pin appears on maps and locations appear in search results when proximity searched. This does result in many pins appearing in same location but Google Maps handles this well enough.

    Many sites use imprecise GPS coordinates to protect end users. Craigslist.org uses this in “For Sale” listings. e.g. If you are selling a car then you want customer to know roughly where it is but do not want them to know exact street address as malicious people may try to steal it. It looks like Craigslist just moves the exact position by a random distance (within a range e.g. 1000-3000 ft) in a random direction. They then change the map marker to a circular range rather than a point.

    #534110

    antoniomartin
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    Stiofan, will you please update me when you have this new feature worked out? I really need it.

    Thanks

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