Google Location issue #2

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keith@fachwen.org
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Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:39 pm

I followed the advice in the other thread.

I couldn't add the summit of a mountain, Cefn Du, as a Place in Pano2VR for uploading to Google.

So I created the Place myself in Google Maps, had an email from Google saying that it was accepted and would appear in Google Maps in 24hours or so. Seems to be up and running, and a section of my panorama is showing up too:

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I added some notes as well, just to check it was real.

However, when I go into Google's Place ID Finder it doesn't show up...

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There are lots of 'Cefn Du's, but not mine. Means I can't add it as a Place in Pano2VR. Can anyone explain what is going on here?

Thanks.
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Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:37 pm

Hi Keith,
Something very odd is going on.
The place does exist and doing a name search should show it but it does not.
I know Thomas is looking into this.
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Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:58 pm

Thanks Hopki.

Yes, a bit odd. Nothing to do with Pano2VR really as it's not showing up in Google's own Place Finder search tool. But this fault ripples through to Pano2VR's 'Places' search box too.
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:07 am

Hi Keith
Try to Edit the Label it might help the search
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:53 am

Added a label before, it didn't seem to make much difference!

Something has changed:

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The location now shows up in the Google Place ID finder tool, on the map at least. I can click on it and it offers to open it in Google Maps. However, it still doesn't show up in the search box, so I can't find the actual Place ID string to copy and paste it into Pano2VR!!

Copying the link to Google Maps reveals this:

maps.google.com/maps?ll=53.121662,-4.177059&z=16&t=m&hl=en-GB&gl=US&mapclient=apiv3&cid=9263117230815215931

But whatever the string is at the end it's not the Place ID.
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:10 pm

Strange try this link
it will take 20 hours to go there :D

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Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:25 pm

Very good!! 20 hours seems very quick :shock:
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:29 am

Finally, the Cefn Du I added to Google Maps myself is showing up in Google's Place ID Finder tool:

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As it happens, it's also showing up in the Pano2VR Places search as well, so no need to copy the ID code:

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So it looks like the system does work, just takes a bit of time?
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:48 am

I think due to the volume of data Google has each day means it will take time, but good to see it does show.
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