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> Mini-map. I went to africa?
ryanaross
post Sep 3 2012, 12:35 PM
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Hello. If you look at my blog, any entry, such as this:

http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entr...86806/tpod.html

On the little map under the "About this Blog" it shows me hopping over to Africa. I can't imagine why this is. On the interactive map it shows no such thing. Which is the offending blog entry?
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post Sep 4 2012, 12:46 PM
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Looks like you found the entry. It appears that it may have been an error in the mobile app that somehow got the wrong latitude/longitude coordinates for one of your stops. We're working on ways to keep that from happening in the future, but glad you were able to find it.
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post Sep 4 2012, 12:56 PM
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QUOTE(fraserc @ Sep 4 2012, 12:46 PM) *

Looks like you found the entry. It appears that it may have been an error in the mobile app that somehow got the wrong latitude/longitude coordinates for one of your stops. We're working on ways to keep that from happening in the future, but glad you were able to find it.
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Okay that is strange, it shows up as fixed for you? The little map on the right hand side still has a dot in Africa for me. I tried reloading the page and the image individually as well, but no luck. This is the image link (for me)

http://images.travelpod.com/cache/trip_map...active-blog.gif

Not a big deal obviously, tiny annoyance. Love the site and the mobile app!
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post Sep 4 2012, 01:12 PM
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Aha, I see the problem, thank you for the link. We'll investigate where this could be coming from and I'll let you know what we find.
Thanks and happy travels!
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post Sep 7 2012, 09:07 AM
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Looks like we found the bug that was causing the errant dot on your map. It's fixed now.
Thanks for letting us know!
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post Sep 11 2012, 08:07 AM
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Hi!

I have the same issue, my mini worldmap shows as if my trip is returning to Frankfurt from Central america, when in reality my last entry is in David, Panama... The Frankfurt entry is the 2nd entry and from there I fly out to Costa Rica.

http://www.travelpod.com/cgi-bin/generate_...1&size=blog

Could you help me with this issue as well?

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post Sep 17 2012, 01:58 AM
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It seems as if you also has a bit of a spam problem here as well....
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post Sep 17 2012, 09:35 AM
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It is showing the correct route now! I don't know if it fixed itself or if anyone changed anything(I certainly didn't)?

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post Sep 17 2012, 09:43 AM
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We did make a change to the mini map, which was having a problem with some pin locations. If you notice anything else with the map please let me know.
Sorry about the spam onslaught!
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post Sep 30 2012, 11:07 AM
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Argh! The map is now again showing that I plan to go Stockholm -> San Jose -> Frankfurt, when the correct way is Stockholm -> Frankfurt -> San jose:

http://images.travelpod.com/cache/trip_map...active-blog.gif

And I haven't done anything since it was corrected the last time. sad.gif
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post Oct 3 2012, 10:53 PM
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QUOTE(jakobahman @ Sep 30 2012, 12:07 PM) *

Argh! The map is now again showing that I plan to go Stockholm -> San Jose -> Frankfurt, when the correct way is Stockholm -> Frankfurt -> San jose:

http://images.travelpod.com/cache/trip_map...active-blog.gif

And I haven't done anything since it was corrected the last time. sad.gif


It looks fine to me..... can you send me a screenshot of what you see if it s still not right for you.

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post Oct 16 2012, 08:10 AM
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QUOTE(jacquesl @ Oct 3 2012, 11:53 PM) *


It looks fine to me..... can you send me a screenshot of what you see if it s still not right for you.

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I can't save photos on this computer since this is a shared computer in a hostel, but from every computer I've used it looks like there is a return trip from Costa Rica to Frankfurt, when in fact I am currently in Costa rica, and nowhere have I made an entry saying I'm going back to Frankfurt.

I've tested this on several computers and all my friends say the same thing.

There should only be one trip from Europe to Central America, and that is from Frankfurt to Santo Domingo on the 14th of october 2012.

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post Oct 18 2012, 03:16 PM
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Just to let you know, we're still looking for the root cause of this map bug. Thankfully, the larger map is working fine. I'll let you know when this is fixed.
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post Nov 4 2012, 12:58 PM
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QUOTE(fraserc @ Oct 18 2012, 04:16 PM) *

Just to let you know, we're still looking for the root cause of this map bug. Thankfully, the larger map is working fine. I'll let you know when this is fixed.


Any updates on this issue?
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post Nov 27 2012, 10:45 AM
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Bump?
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post Nov 27 2012, 11:59 AM
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The mini map automatically plots the return trip back to your starting point.
We may investigate this as a feature to update in a future revision to the app.
For now however, your main trip map should reflect all the correct stops.
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post Nov 27 2012, 12:10 PM
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Ok! Then I understand why it is incorrect.

Although this "feature" makes no sense. There have to be plenty of traveller besides me who is travelling one way only?
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post Nov 27 2012, 03:59 PM
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It is indeed a legacy feature that we will look at improving, as not everyone is a return traveler. Thanks for pointing this out!
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