synan's picture

Location bug?

Two of yesterday's observations have migrated to Morecambe Bay:

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/252065
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/252048

They were posted near Anglezarke Reservoir, east of Chorley, and were a short distance apart. I am sure I didn't accidentally click in the sea twice!

Nigel

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miked's picture

It seems the lat long has

It seems the lat long has been truncated to one figure, were you well zoomed in when you clicked the location and did you only have one window open. not sure if either of these could have caused the problem but they should be checked. I have spotted one or two other observations with just one lat long figure rather than the full set of decimal places but not sure what has caused it.

synan's picture

Fixed

I have corrected the locations. The problem can be reproduced if I zoom right in, so I'll double check in future.

Nigel

miked's picture

so you zoomed in so you could

so you zoomed in so you could clearly see individual trees or whatever and clicked and only got one decimal place and this is reproduceable? if this is the case then its a definite bug and will report it.

synan's picture

Yup

Without saving, if I try to edit my latest observation, which has Lat/Lng of (53.657504, -2.595025), and switch to Satellite view, which allows a bit more zoom, then zoom in, select a nearby spot and click 'Done', the coordinates are rounded to (54, -3). I suspect that if I saved at this point I would end up in Morecambe Bay again.

Hope that helps,

Nigel

miked's picture

Have reported it to

Have reported it to programmer but may take a while to get looked at as they are having a major push on these kinds of things in a couple of months time.

synan's picture

Extra info

This might be location-specific. I have zoomed to the max since and not had the truncation problem, but it is repeatable on the observation I reported.

I'm not being a pedant here. This info is for the programmer(s). As an ex-programmer myself, I know that some bugs can seem impossible to reproduce.

Nigel

miked's picture

The info has been passed on

The info has been passed on and will see if he can fix it. One or two other people have also had this issue, it only seems to happen at max zoom.

Refugee's picture

It is still not working

I have just posted a couple and they both went to a place by the river Trent a couple of miles north of Nottingham when i clicked on the map at two points about 15 miles northwest of this and a half a mile apart.

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/254123
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/254131

They also had the decimal places cut down as others have seen.
The location in words look like you could get a lot closer if you paste them over to Google maps.

Refugee

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A work-around

Do not type in a POST CODE what ever you do. It can't be changed once you do!
Click the use maps.
Zoom in without touching anything else.
The satellite was OK though.
Click the pin onto the map.
Close the map.
This has just worked for me.
The computer runs Linux with Firefox.
The same will almost certainly work with windows.

Refugee

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Temporary repair

What i have had to do in order to get the pin back in the correct place is a bit cumbersome.
I either put on another observation or view one i put on close by and copy the coordinates from it to the clipboard. Then edit the original observation and paste the figures into the map and delete the unwanted one for both long and lat. Then i adjusted the pin and saved it.
This appears to fix the pins on my map so that they don't keep landing on the bank of the River Trent just north of Nottingham.
It looks to me like there is a bug that is rounding the figures down to the decimal point if you type anything into the town/postcode box.
I hope this provides a good lead to getting it repaired.

Refugee

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Pin landing on the bank of the river trent

The problem is still happening.
I have just had to paste two locations over and it was some time when i last reported this.

Refugee