Reviews - satellite location of pin does not match street view location of pin

I was going through some reviews of a couple of wayspot submissions and in two cases it was clear that the pin location from the overhead review was correct - but when at the "Location Accuracy" review in both cases the pin was shown as being in a location which was wrong

One case it was on a tree about 4 meters from the actual tree , in the satellite the pin was on the correct tree , readily identifiable as the submission showed the tree in the corner of a fence which was visible on the satellite

The second item was a mural outside , the satellite pin was in the carpark , but the location review pin was on the inside of a shop

Should these be rejected as 1 star as the location review pin is wrong even though "nominate a new location shows the overhead pin in the correct location ? This is what I did

I cannot see a history of my reviews to include these in this discussion



  • WheelTrekker-INGWheelTrekker-ING Posts: 3,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1* is only when you can't find the real location. If you think that something is off by 4m just correct it, but never ever again reject a nomination for that reason.

    Besides that, go with the satellite view as @Sunlitgarden-ING said.

  • MargariteDVille-INGMargariteDVille-ING Posts: 2,279 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If the satellite map has a tilt button - press that. Sometimes tilted is the correct representation. The button is four squares, on the right, over the + -.

  • Himillsy-PGOHimillsy-PGO Posts: 171 ✭✭✭✭

    yeah, never rely on the street view pin, it's almost always off in my experience. switch to satellite view. i don't think i've encountered or noticed the satellite pin being off from the little wayfarer map pin, but i would personally just rely on satellite because that wayfarer map doesn't show much detail.

  • OneFromTheSky-PGOOneFromTheSky-PGO Posts: 28 ✭✭

    I always go by satellite, as I have exactly the same issue with a POI I'm trying to push through. Wrong on the map by a significant margin, but right on satellite image!

  • cixerona-INGcixerona-ING Posts: 39 ✭✭

    I've had many poi ove submitted recently denied for mismatched locations when the location is correct when I submit them andnthe address on the photo is correct but the pin shows as down the road a bit but you can still clearly see the nomination and the map to check for duplicates has it also in the right spot. I've been seeing this while reviewing as well on every single one. Nothing is more frustrating then having legit nominations denied due to a bug a Mural on a storage for a sub ship near me was denied as being mismatched location and as "a private residence or farm" which I've gotten that for a collectors shop on a road that's all businesses and church's no a home in sight but I can do much about reviewers who choose to deny for something that obviously doesn't apply. However in this particular one you can tell in Street view that it is part of the deli shop as there's a fence that separates it from the other buildings on the road. I had made sure to mention this in supporting information but still denied for these two reasons. And the location was still in view as they have a small lot for parking and a picnic area that was denied for mismatched location and also a private residence when there's not homes anywhere near the picnic area. I don't expect things to pass all the time but when reason are put down that you can see have nothing to do with a **** nomination it's quite frustrating especially given there's one spot that has 2 pois that when looking to verify the location shows its a child's daycare facility and then another child daycare facility also is poi they went through the first time this person I know submitted it. And of course reports to have it removes were also denied

  • EONloveu-PGOEONloveu-PGO Posts: 24 ✭✭

    This is a very common problem, and the gap is even bigger in my area --- about 10~15meter gap between street view and satellite aerial photos (almost half a grid of S12 Cell). If I encounter a similar situation, I will respect the original pin position, try not to move them, like a principle of mutual trust.

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