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Derekeys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 1, 2012 7:44 PM

To start, I had this exact problem before and fixed it.  But that fix is no longer working.  So, I'll try and expain it accurately.

 

When I am looking at my own contact and click on my "home" address.  Maps takes me to a screen that says "Did you mean x address or did you mean y address".  When I make a location based reminder like: " Remind me to take the trash out when I get 'home' " Maps automatically selects the address that is not the one I meant.  Below my address is the 260 Florence one, but when I say " Remind me to take out the trash when I get home " It sets the home location at 260 Shirley...  The way I got to the picture below is by clicking on my home address in contacts.  To be clear, this happened with both Google and Apple maps.  So I actually am not in the belief that this is related to the typical Apple maps problems.

 

Now I had fixed this before by putting in my county and not just the local city, but that fix is not working anymore.  Does anyone have any suggestions how to make sure maps doesn't have to keep asking what I meant?

 

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iPhone 5, iOS 6, 32gb
  • Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (12,335 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 7:46 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    Maybe when you entered the home address details in contacts some of the information is not in the proper fields.  I would check that

  • Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (12,335 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 7:51 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    Have you tried going to the map app and entering the address there.  I would be interested in learning if it finds the right address

  • Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (12,335 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    The reason I suggested the field thing is that my wife entered an email address under the "home" field where a home phone number should be and then see said that she had trouble ringing the person who belonged to that contact information

  • Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (12,335 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 7:58 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    What happens in the map app if you enter the SHirley address?

  • Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (12,335 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 8:03 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    Sorry I can't offer a solution.  Maybe you could report the map failt to apple

  • Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (12,335 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 8:13 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    I have repeated your problem by entering the address 260 Florence Drive, SUBURB name, the state, zip code and US as the country and  it asks me to choose between the Shirley Drive and Florence Drive addresses.  Both are in the same US suburb and from the map I can see that if I drive along Florence Drive, Shirley Drive is a contiuation of it.  Maybe the problem is that both streets are so close to one another and the GPS  sensitivity cannot distinguish between them.  My bet is the 260 is near where It meets Shirley

  • Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (12,335 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 8:25 PM (in response to Derekeys)

    It was easy to find you on google maps.  The image you posted gave you away.  There was an unuasal street name on it and when I entered that into google maps it only found one of those and the two streets you mentioned where just nearby.  Personal information isnt that personal any more

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,520 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 8:28 PM (in response to Ocean20)

    I've seen issues like this in the Chicago suburbs as well. A single street may pass through multiple suburbs and can be called different names in all of them, or it may skip a name. A lot of times as GIS information is input, names can get mixed up. There is a way to report this in the Apple Maps app, and I hope you take the time to report it. I don't know how long it will take to fix though. I reported the pin being dropped for my address being about half a block off and I haven't seen anything yet, however, I don't think my address is that important.

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