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Search by postcode
« on: May 22, 2007, 02:04:28 PM »
Any suggestions for accurate mapping sites? I've just done a location search for a hotel in London; Streetmap and Multimap place it near Oxfor Circus, ViaMichelin puts it at Marble Arch. Now I know it's at Marble Arch, I just wanted to check the street. The hotel's website confirms the location so why do Streetmap and Mutimap get it so wrong? rubschin:
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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 02:36:21 PM »
Any suggestions for accurate mapping sites? I've just done a location search for a hotel in London; Streetmap and Multimap place it near Oxfor Circus, ViaMichelin puts it at Marble Arch. Now I know it's at Marble Arch, I just wanted to check the street. The hotel's website confirms the location so why do Streetmap and Mutimap get it so wrong? rubschin:
Were you as careful entering the data on "Mutimap"?
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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 02:41:07 PM »
Streetmap does it, or just ask the hotel for directions, unless you are a lady and driving, in which case get a cab!
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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 02:58:56 PM »
Were you as careful entering the data on "Mutimap"?

Err... redface: perhaps it was Mutatemap eeek:
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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 03:35:19 PM »
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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 03:39:55 PM »
Anything other than google maps. That gives out some really bizzare directions depending on the search. Slightly further afield but the best one is chicago to london. swimming the atlantic via france.  whacky115
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007, 03:43:20 PM »
Anything other than google maps. That gives out some really bizzare directions depending on the search. Slightly further afield but the best one is chicago to london. swimming the atlantic via france.  whacky115
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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2007, 05:44:49 PM »
Use AA Routefinder. Anyway it's only a ten minute walk from Oxford Circus to Marble Arch
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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2007, 05:47:39 PM »
Anything other than google maps. That gives out some really bizzare directions depending on the search. Slightly further afield but the best one is chicago to london. swimming the atlantic via france.  whacky115
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Don't tell me Nick works for Google. Hmm actually that would explain the quirky nature of the map software...  eyes:
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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2007, 06:44:41 PM »
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/main.adp?country=GB

Whoa! The Mapquest site locates the postcode at the back of Evelyn Yard, close to Covent Garden and Fitzrovia lol: Try it for yourselves "London W1A 4RF"

IIRC that would be Flat 6, Mimi, French Model  eyes:

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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2007, 07:02:37 PM »
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/main.adp?country=GB

Whoa! The Mapquest site locates the postcode at the back of Evelyn Yard, close to Covent Garden and Fitzrovia lol: Try it for yourselves "London W1A 4RF"

IIRC that would be Flat 6, Mimi, French Model  eyes:


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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2007, 07:58:50 PM »
As ever DS, I defer to your greater experience ;) I feel a research coming on...

"Bidets of Fitzrovia, Water pressure and related fluctuations"  Might I enlist your support as roving researcher sans portfolio?
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2007, 07:34:52 AM »
As ever DS, I defer to your greater experience ;) I feel a research coming on...

"Bidets of Fitzrovia, Water pressure and related fluctuations"  Might I enlist your support as roving researcher sans portfolio?

Delighted to help old boy. ;D
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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2007, 04:13:02 PM »
I can report that the hotel was where I thought, not up some back passage in Fitzrovia ;)

What a transformation though, Reception is now like a cavernous night club with the lighting so low, I had to phone m'colleague to find him eeek:

The Restaurant would now appear to be under the Gary Rhodes brand and with an Avocado salad at ?22.50...  noooo:
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Re: Search by postcode
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2007, 06:03:41 AM »
I can report that the hotel was where I thought, not up some back passage in Fitzrovia ;)

What a transformation though, Reception is now like a cavernous night club with the lighting so low, I had to phone m'colleague to find him eeek:

The Restaurant would now appear to be under the Gary Rhodes brand and with an Avocado salad at ?22.50...  noooo:
How about Mimi tho?  whistle:
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