Support » Plugin: Address Geocoder » Input Address – Google help options

  • Hi,
    We are using Address Geocoder plugin for creating geolocation for FacetWP.
    The plugin works great!
    Would the contributors consider the following modifications/improvements:
    1. The accuracy of the location coordinates depend on the quality of the inputted address. It is expected, in our case, that some users will not be able to enter their address in a proper way. Will it be possible to add the Google help in the address field that will provide address options for selection while typing an address?
    2. Address Change – Assuming you have already entered an address and translated it to lat/lng coordinates. If now you edit the address or enter a new one, the lat/lng coordinates will not be updated by simply clicking on Geocode Address. lat/lng coordinates must be deleted and only then new coordinates will be recalculated by clicking on Geocode Address. Will it be possible to recalculate the lat/lng coordinates on each click on Geocode Address according to the address in the “Address” field?
    Thank you!

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  • Plugin Author Matt Gibbs

    (@mgibbs189)

    Hello,

    1. I’m not sure what you’re referring to by “Google help”. Could you please elaborate or show an example of this in place elsewhere?

    2. We’ll investigate, thanks!

    Thank you Matt.
    Not sure what will be the professional term for this, so I will try to provide an example for point 1.
    Let’s say that you are looking for a location on Google Maps and your address at Google format is 1370 Broadway, New York, NY 10018, USA.
    While you type in Broadway, Google proposes 5 most suitable addresses to select from. Then you add 1350, and again, each new character you enter will generate 5 address selections. You can continue typing in your desired address until you decide to select a suggested by Google address.
    The point here is that if you select an address proposed by Google, you will most definitely generate a correct lat/lng coordinate. As it is today, I was able to enter a not very accurate address, so the calculated lat/lng coordinates have taken me to another city.
    I hope this helps.
    Thank you.

    Hi Matt,
    I can probably replace my long story in the previous message by directing you to

    https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/places-autocomplete

    So the professional term would probably be “Autocomplete for Addresses and Search Terms”. Is this something that can be added to the Address Geocoder plugin?

    Thanks.

    Hello Matt,
    Were you able to review my 2 points from previous messages, including “Autocomplete for Addresses and Search Terms”.
    This plugin is a nice and simple tool. With your help we could significantly improve its usability.
    Thank you,
    Michael

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