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Pin drop not remembered with accuracy
Authored by: drfrot on Apr 17, '12 08:33:58AM

Hmm. Not sure I entirely agree with this one.

I tried this recently for another purpose - dropping a pin on a particularly remote stretch of road (in the UK) to add as an accurate location for one of my existing contacts (sticking their full address and postal code into Google Maps was not accurate enough for their exact location, as their postcode covers several residences scattered over quite a wide area).

Dropping a pin where they actually lived and then going through to the further information window, the address of that pin has a truncated postcode, probably because there *is* no precise postcode for this exact location (i.e. instead of being "AB12 4XY", it is just "AB12 4"). If I save this pin location as a contact (or as an additional address for my existing contact), then the next time I click on it, the map opens at the centre point of this truncated postcode, which covers a *vast* area, and is even further away from their actual residence!

So the proviso for this hint, is that you must be setting your reminder to go off somewhere fairly well populated, with lots of postcodes/zip codes stacked closely upon each other, otherwise your dropped pin won't save accurately enough. At least in the UK. (Maybe Google Maps work differently in the US?)



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