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An incorrect location is shown on the map embedded in my project. How can I fix it?

2.29. An incorrect location is shown on the map embedded in my project. How can I fix it?

Design templates that include embedded maps are using the Google Maps system to display the embedded map.

If you find that a pin is placed incorrectly for a particular address, you can correct the placement of the pin on the map in your project by utilizing the optional latitude and longitude fields in the design template.

Here is an example of a map pin displayed at a location you may want to change.  For example, you may prefer to show the map pin at the entrance to the driveway, rather than on top of the building as seen here:

Before

First you'll want to get the latitude and longitude for the correct (or preferred) pin location.  To do so:

  1. Keep the property address entered into your project as before:

    Property Address

  2. Click here to open latlong.net in a new tab or window.

  3. On the home page at latlong.net, in the field labeled "Place Name", enter the address of the property, then click the "Find" button (be sure to include the city and the two-letter state or province abbreviation, e.g. Anytown, NY):

    Find

    The map pin shown on latlong.net will initially be displayed at, or near, the same incorrect location where it appeared in your project.

  4. Near the left side of the page, on the resulting map, use the zoom tool to zoom all the way in, so you can accurately reposition the map pin:

    Zoom

  5. Click the spot on the map where you want the map pin to appear. The pin will move to the spot you clicked on. The latitude and longitude for the new pin location will be displayed:

    Repositioned map pin

  6. Copy the contents of the "Latitude" field from latlong.net and paste it into the "Latitude" field in your project. Next, also copy the contents of the "Longitude" field from latlong.net and paste it into the "Longitude" field in your project (be sure to include the leading dash "-" on the latitude when you copy/paste):

    Latitude and Longitude

    Note: You must enter both the latitude and the longitude to successfully reposition the pin on the map.

  7. Preview your project to see the map pin in the corrected location:

    After

Reminder: After editing a hosted project, you'll need to rehost the project to send your changes to the hosted copy of the project.

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