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bing placement/business location editing

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:01 pm

Maybe this has been reported before, but I found that when you do a POI search in bing (online) and it's in the wrong place, you can click on the name to bring up the listing and click the Report a problem link under "Update this listing" which lets you modify metadata for the business/POI including placement of the coordinate pin. Is this new or am I just really slow?

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I submitted two today, so I'll find out how long it takes, if ever, to update.
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Re: bing placement/business location editing

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:05 pm

I should add that this only affects POI searches and not addresses, which is really where our concern is in relation to integration with Waze. My age-old problem with the address "14645 SW Davis Rd, Beaverton, OR" still exists as it shows on a completely different road, but if you search for the church at that address "seventh day adventist, beaverton, or" then the marker is located correctly. Stoopid.
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Re: bing placement/business location editing

Postby Daknife » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:44 am

Just a follow up on this. I also discovered this feature about the time Alan posted this thread. At that time I made two corrections of locations I was familiar with that I knew Bing gave bad locations for. After seeing the reminder about this thread in This thread(Danger! infinite link loop risk!) I went and checked on the two locations. Both were still completely wrong. So I submitted the corrections again.

Take two.

Maybe in a few months I be reminded again and check again.
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Re: bing placement/business location editing

Postby gettingthere » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:51 pm

This is good news. At least maybe we have a chance to be able to resolve some issues with POI's that are in Bing with incorrect GPS coordinates and being used in for POI resolution in Waze.

Now if we could get Waze to add some additional details to the 'Not a Problem' Update Request emails:

"If you searched and used third party data to route to a POI - Bing, Google, Yelp or FourSquare - and the location of the POI was incorrect, please report these types of problems to the third party using the following links: ..."

Thanks for posting this.
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