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, 2012 at 8:38
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    Are you sure you know where you are?
    – Bart
    Aug 19, 2012 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, 2012 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 Aug 19, 2012 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, 2012 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, 2012 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, 2012 at 17:02
  • @ShegitBrahm I like my maps in english: goo.gl/maps/9B5Kp :-P
    – Naftali
    Aug 20, 2012 at 16:43
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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.

  • Interesting, it has both results but ranks Emunim as the better one. Aug 23, 2012 at 23:27

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