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Gillingham (Dorset) & Gillingham (Kent) duplicated

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  • Tony Parsons

    I agree with there being two different names.  There are two places called Ashford.  In slow ways Ashford in Kent is called Ashford whilst Ashford in Surrey is called Ashford (Spelthorne).  I think Ashford (Surrey) would be better.

    I wonder if it would be possible in slow ways to call up an alphabetic list of all the names of the slow ways nodes.  

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  • Cristie Moore

    Hi there,

    I think both Gillingham and Ashford have both been sorted now.  When you search for them from the main page.  Please do keep letting us know though if other issues with same place name but different location come up?

    Best wishes,
    Cristie

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  • Martin Hibbert

    Hi Cristie, thanks for looking into this. Unfortunately Gillingham is not sorted, Gillingham (Dorset) still sends me to Gillingham (Kent) instead. As I had also reported this as a bug, I've updated the bug report (347) with more detail.

    Martin

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  • Tony Parsons

    It appears to work as follows:

    If I give an ambiguous place name it gives a list of the multiple options.

    Below this it gives a list of Slow Ways places and then routes.

    However these are places and routes associated with the top name in the multiple options list.

    It doesn't attempt to list any slow ways places related to names below the first in the multiple options list.

    Here are a few ambiguous names where the first listed is not the most obvious:

    Narborough (not Leicestershire)

    and Enfield, Ilford, Stratford and Sutton (not Greater London)

    Tony

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  • Cristie Moore

    Hi Martin,

    Apologies, I was looking at a different page and you're absolutely right.  When you select the place Gillingham, Dorset it shows the southern part of the UK with two sets of Slow Ways.  I'll pass it on and flag up the ticket.

    Tony, I'm not certain about how the search works but will pass your comments on also, they're really valuable to us so we can find and fix the bugs.

    Best wishes,
    Cristie

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  • Martin Hibbert

    Hi Cristie or anyone,

    Is there any progress on fixing this? Just to reiterate the problem, if you try to reference Gillingham in Dorset, it takes you to Gillingham in Kent. The effect of this is that:

    1. It isn't possible to create a place review for Gillingham (Dorset)
    2. It isn't possible to create a new route starting or finishing in Gillingham (Dorset)
    3. Because of this, Slow Ways has a credibility problem in our area of North Dorset.

    Gillingham (Dorset) is a Walkers are Welcome town, but we aren't able to promote Slow Ways until this is resolved.

    Don't want to seem negative, but could you at least give an indication that the problem is understood and a timescale for resolution?

    Thanks

    Martin

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  • Tony Parsons

    If you go to the home page and input Gillingham it says Multiple Matches and gives you the option to click on Gillingham, North Dorset. If you do this it shows routes etc. for this location.

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  • Martin Hibbert

    Yes,it shows nearby Slow Ways Gillingham - Mere, Stalbridge - Gillingham, and Wincanton - Gillingham, which are local to me, and Gillingham - Hucking, which is in Kent.

    Then, for example, you choose Gillingham - Mere (Gilmer) and suggest a new route. That specifies a start point at Grid ref TQ7751068340, which is Gillingham in Kent.

    And having clicked on Gillingham, North Dorset after the Multiple Matches it gives lists Slow Way places Gillingham (Dorset), Mere (Wiltshire) and Shaftesbury (Dorset). If you then select Gillingham (Dorset), it takes you to Gillingham (Kent).

    Not good.

     

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