There are some issues with the live-updates map showing events with addresses not written in English. E.g. I registered an event in Japan and wrote the address in Japanese, which showed up fine on maps.google.com. However, it did not show up on the live-updates map until I wrote the address in English. Thanks!
The total number of events shown on the page will at least be referenced no matter what locale events are in. However its not quite so simple to show events on the live-updates map. This can be solved with the resolution bug 1020378 and a small mod to take advantage of that in https://github.com/mozilla/makerparty-heatmap
Can you provide the equivalent english and japanese addresses?
(Mozilla Japan office) English: 7 Chome 5-6 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Japanese: 〒106-0032 東京都港区六本木 7-5-6
Okay, it seems that google autocomplete works fine for "〒106-0032 東京都港区六本木". When you add 7 or 7-5, the address looks different from what you posted. When you add 7-5-6, the address doesn't autocomplete at all. Looking at Japan's postal system, it's a valid way to write an address though. I'm not sure what to do here... is it possible to not write the 7-5-6 the shorthand way?
No, that's the way addresses are typically written. I noticed that with that address in particular, Google is wonky (but that's their problem). As long as the city and country info can be pulled, it can go up on the map right?
The problem is that unless the address is autocompleted by Google we don't get latitude/longitude, city, or country information.
Should we maybe add some UI to manually ask for this information if we're not getting it back from Google? It means the data might be a little off but its better than nothing. This can't be the only place where we don't get data back from Google either, so that might act as a reasonable fallback for when its failing us.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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