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When I create searches for Vancouver Canada using postal codes around the University of British Columbia area, they show up in the middle of the city instead of at the university area.

To reproduce, try creating a search with the postal code V6T1Z4, which is the university's official address, which is what I have done at this link How can this be fixed?

asked 29 Apr '20, 05:36

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accept rate: 0% looks correct for me, the "wrong" result you are getting seems to be coming from, which, as it says clearly, is not data from OpenStreetMap.

I would suggest taking the issue up on maybe we shouldn't be displaying the additional results from any more.

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answered 29 Apr '20, 08:20

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SimonPoole ♦
accept rate: 18%

Thanks! I sent a message to, and will follow up with the mailing list if there is not reply. One idea might would be to center the map over the openstreetmap result by default instead of the one, since the default map position after searching is in the middle of the city which makes it appear incorrect when the correct address is in fact there as you pointed out.

(30 Apr '20, 01:35) cheflo

Confirmed that the updates to fixed this issue. The OSM map now centers on the expected university location when searching for this zip code.

(01 May '20, 17:01) cheflo

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