Geocoder no good for Canadians December 23, 2005 9:37 PM   Subscribe

The Latitude/Longitude geocoder linked on the "customize" pages doesn't work too well for Canadians (it thought the city I lived in was somewhere in Alberta), so I found, which allows more specific lat/long inputs for Canadians. Could we link this off the "customize" page, please?
posted by heeeraldo to Feature Requests at 9:37 PM (9 comments total)

wowsers, I'm redundant. Look at what time away from school does to me.
posted by heeeraldo at 9:37 PM on December 23, 2005

yeah, I'll add it. I think there's a better EU locator as well.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:31 PM on December 23, 2005

Yes, you are redundant. That's okay though, I didn't say please...
posted by Chuckles at 12:01 AM on December 24, 2005

I really do like the new capability though, thanks! And, you know... Please!

Oh ya, who is this krunk person, and when did he/she move into my house?
posted by Chuckles at 12:07 AM on December 24, 2005

Matt, I used this one with success. Someone suggested it in the other thread, but I can't find it right now. I tested it for a couple of smallish places in NL and it had no trouble with any of them.

This is in contrast to the Frappr debacle, which couldn't even find The Hague.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:41 AM on December 24, 2005

That geocoder didn't work for me, but good ol' Terraserver did.
posted by O9scar at 8:03 AM on December 24, 2005

Can we just get rid of this crap map so I can have the whole list of New Yorkers back again?
posted by dame at 12:42 PM on December 24, 2005

Hey Chuckles, I've been in your house for a year and a half. Surely you noticed me under your bed? Apologies for stealing your socks, they're ever so tasty.

Seriously though -- 548 Palmerston? There also appears to be a few other people living under your bed too... 8 of them, according to my user page!

(bizarre that the one time in the last year that I check MeTa, someone links to my user page!)
posted by krunk at 8:23 AM on December 26, 2005

For Europe, Maporama works well. For more precision Flash Earth is good.
posted by Sharcho at 9:14 AM on December 26, 2005

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