Take the 2-minute tour ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Google is convinced I work about 500m from where I really do.

For three months I've been working at "Integratech Limited" in this picture, and spend 8 hours a day there (with my GPS enabled phone), but somehow Google ignore this and think I'm down the road.

enter image description here

How can I force this to change?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 6 down vote accepted

Selecting My Places within Google Maps will give you a list of your saved/starred locations. Clicking the dropdown next to Work will let you Edit the address there.

Google also have a help topic on this subject.

google maps my places

share|improve this answer
1  
Ah, screen shots. Your answer is better than mine. –  Al E. Jun 28 '13 at 13:00
    
Thanks, that should work but doesn't. I try entering my work address and it doesn't find it, yet I enter the same address into the search box and it does. I then try lat long (52.21605, -2.18171), which locates the exact position if I search for it but if I enter it as the Work location and the click Work to go to the work location then it goes to a point just next to the original wrong work location down the road. Very weird. –  cja Jun 28 '13 at 13:06
    
@cja is your work saved as a google place? –  batpigandme Jun 28 '13 at 15:01
    
@batpigandme Yes - google.co.uk/… –  cja Jun 28 '13 at 15:22
    
Google maps has multiple locations showing for your address. Three in fact (C & D & E in this screenshot) have the same address, so Google is defaulting to the coordinates with the most pointers for your address. –  Andrew Lott Jun 28 '13 at 15:35

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.