Different results for address search

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Re: Different results for address search

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:13 pm

We've been running into (or been made aware of) an increasing number of address search oddities. I can't find why the app is giving results we can't replicate in LIvemap or Editor.
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Different results for address search

Postby bigbear3764 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:09 am

Here is the Permalink for the original person reporting this. They search for 6018 n Winchester, Chicago and they get a bad location to the north of where it is suppose to be. The result should direct them here.

So, I tried on Google and get a good return in proper position. I tried on Live map and Editor and also get a good return.

Now I tried on my phone. When I start to enter the address, and accept the auto filled result, it sends me to the north on Winchester, up by Thome. This is the result the original reporter is getting too.

Now, instead of accepting the auto filled result, I scroll down to "More results for..." tab. I then go thru the Waze search engine and get 2 results for this address. Both are in the same and correct position. I then slide over to check the Google search engine and get one result, the good one.

So, the question becomes where does Waze get that auto fill result from? I would think Google, but then why do I get a bad result.

Could it be that there was a problem, someone moved the pin on Google, and it still gives the bad location thru the auto fill search. But once you force Waze to search on Google, you get the good result?
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Re: Different results for address search

Postby bigbear3764 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:02 pm

Got another one here: https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat ... 24&env=usa

Same as before, if you select the auto fill result, it sends you to a wrong location. If I pick "See more results" from the auto fill, then I get a correct location for both Google and Waze.

In case the UR gets cleared, this was what I found:

Playing on my phone, If I search for "2601 West Beltline" and look at the suggestions, the first one is in Middleton. The second one is in Madison. It puts the marker farther west at Beltline and Verona. Looking at the addresses in Waze, there is nothing even close to 2601.

Now, I tried the forth result for 2601 West Beltline and has Access Road Madison under the result. That one takes me near your marker for this report on the north side of the Beltline Hwy.

If I go to the bottom of the suggestions and pick "See more results", then the Google and Waze search engine return the correct spot.

I'm forwarding this up to Waze, I have seen this problem before and they are trying to figure out why it is happening.
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Re: Different results for address search

Postby CBenson » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:33 pm

I sent an inquiry regarding issue and got a response back that they couldn't reproduce it. It is consistently repeatable for me, so I responded with screenshots from my phone. Not sure why they can't reproduce these results.
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Re: Different results for address search

Postby CBenson » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:09 pm

Based on Alan's post here, it seems like we should add the correct "6018" location to the waze house number layer.
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Re: Different results for address search

Postby CBenson » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:03 am

Waze has determined that the 6018 N Winchester result is a Google issue. They are contacting Google to correct it.
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Re: Different results for address search

Postby CBenson » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:19 pm

It seems Google has informed waze that this is a known Google bug that Google is working on fixing.
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Re: Different results for address search

Postby jsb16cc » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:16 pm

I got one today, for 114 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, NJ. If you select the auto fill result, it directs you to the pin for plain Montvale, NJ (even though the auto fill claims to be the full address). If you search and choose from the search results pages, you get the correct directions.

Please let me know what Waze has to say...
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