What should I do if a waypoint is positioned incorrectly on a map?
A waypoint was added to the map (Dixie National Forest), but the position was incorrect. Is it possible to fix the location without manually dragging the point on the map and thus creating a duplicate in the database?
Byron DumbrillWest Hollywood, CA, USA
Andre, sorry...we edited the question title to add more clarity, but we inadvertently deleted the question text so we rewrote it as best we could. Too much coffee this morning!
We're using both Google Local Search and Google Geocoder for locations when building your map. Sometimes (as in this case), there are duplicate entries. Dixie National Forest actually has four different locations (one in local search that's incorrect and three in the Geocoder, one of which is correct). We've updated the master waypoint in our database to reflect the correct location.
Since you've already added photos to the waypoint on your map, you should do the following:
1. Open the editor
2. Switch to the geocoder and find the "real" Dixie National Forest by entering "Dixie National Forest Cedar City"
3. Add the waypoint, position it correctly in the list and SAVE your map
4. On the map page, click [arrange photos] and drag the photos from the old Dixie waypoint to the new one, click done. Also copy text from old waypoint.
5. Open the editor again and delete the old waypoint
That's a lot of work, so if you're in a hurry, you can always just open the editor and manually drag the old waypoint on the map to a new location, which will create a new location in the database, but that's our burden to bear. We're working on ways to prevent this from happening.