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locations appear to be off

really enjoy playing this with my son, basically using any and every clue to get an exact pinpoint by going backwards and forwards between the game and google maps.. quite a few we have been standing directly in front of named shops/restaurants, pinpointed them to the metre on Geoguessr and then are told we are two+ miles or more off?.
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  • Are you sure you're guessing on the place you started and not your current location? You can click the flag button on the left to go back to start.
  • I just came to report a case where I was standing next to an obelisk in Istanbul and the game said the actual spot was 250 yards away. There’s no way - you wouldn’t have been able to see the second obelisk from that location. In the photo, it was right next to the Walled Obelisk but the game map said the spot was behind the Sultan Ahmet Camii.
  • Hi guys

    Unfortunately we sometimes encounter these problems which is due to incorrections in Google's data. Unfortunately there isn't much we can do about these since the problem is on Google's end, but it would be very helpful if you give these locations a rating after the round so that we have this data recorded.

  • Hi

    we cán make the locations correct in a few ways.

    1. While making maps and choosing locations on google, check the correctness on the meter. Only choose locations that are exactly right.
    "Street view" locations that are on the blue lines have a higher chance to be correct than "photo sphere"/"place" locations represented by blue circles.

    I have the impression that "photo sphere" locations and pictures are uploaded by google users or third parties who do not zoom out the map totally and are not precise within the meter. I take my hat off for those who do.

    I wanted to correct a google location of such a place being 18m off and found out, that the correction feature does not work.

    2. I have reported that feature bug via "send feedback" to google with a detailed description.

    3. While making maps, obtain a 360 degree picture serie of the location and upload it to google with a correct location yourself. I guess google has copyrights for the uploaded pictures, so screenshots of an existing view zoomed out will suffice. Ok, this is an idea that may not be easy.

    4. At geogessr, implement a feature in map making for entering a correct location. I have no PRO account, but I just clicked mapmaker/maplocation and noticed an "Adjust point of view" modalview appearing, filled with a black picture. I wonder if that is relating to this.

    5. I am sure there are creative minds who have more ideas.

    To be fair, I think I have earned a free PRO account with my feedback.

    Regards and cheers,
  • ps.
    relating to (4) I read on mapmaker:
    "In case you have many locations you can choose to import a CSV file, or export the current locations for post-processing. The format of the CSV file is:
    lat-1, lng-1, ..., lat-n, lng-n".
    Here we import locations ourselves, and with that (4) is implemented?

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