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When I enter my location as "Ashdod, Israel" it is converted to "Emunim, Israel", which is not even close. Why not just trust me on knowing where I am?

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Are you sure Ashdod hasn't moved? –  Oded Aug 19 '12 at 8:38
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Are you sure you know where you are? –  Bart Aug 19 '12 at 8:42
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Funny. It shows Emunim, but when you go back to the edit is still displays Ashdod. Strangely, the country drop down is not sorted alphabetically either (look for United Kingdoms - just after Gabon!) –  Oded Aug 19 '12 at 8:50
    
I don't like to be told where I live if I knew better. When I enter your two cities in google, I get a 9 km location difference thus Ashdod is the bigger one - do you mean these? goo.gl/maps/TqVYW –  Shegit Brahm Aug 19 '12 at 9:06
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Gabon has country code GA and United Kingdom has GB, so it is kind of alphabetically sorted. :-) –  Bo Persson Aug 19 '12 at 9:20
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@Shegit: These are the places. If it was the other way around, I'd have accepted it as 'close enough', but as it is, it's like correcting 'Boston' to 'Salam'. –  Steelight Aug 19 '12 at 10:08
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@BoPersson - Kinda... but not in the drop down where a user would expect it to be. –  Oded Aug 19 '12 at 17:02
    
@ShegitBrahm I like my maps in english: goo.gl/maps/9B5Kp :-P –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 20 '12 at 16:43

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

This is a problem with our geocode provider, you can see the issue here. I’ve put in a request on their forums for a correction.

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Interesting, it has both results but ranks Emunim as the better one. –  David Fullerton Aug 23 '12 at 23:27

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