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Difficulty finding a light rail station

9 Sep 2019
by bjazz
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I was at State of the Map US this past weekend and was trying to plan a route from the "West Bank" light rail station to my airbnb. However, I was unable to find the West Bank station when typing it into the search box. I even had the full area in the viewport of my browser. Adding "Minneapolis MN" didn't help it either. Here is the node in question:


Tue 10 Sep 2019, 20:49

OK, I figured this out. The problem is that East Bank Station exists (as a railway platorm), but West Bank Station doesn't exist. West Bank (sans "Platform") does exist however.

Tue 10 Sep 2019, 22:32

I think this is a problem with the deduplication that the autocomplete does. When the geocoding server returns a bunch of places near each other, the autocomplete just shows the first one. That’s usually helpful, but in this case, it seems to be junking the station in favour of an actual bank! I’ll see if I can tweak it a little.