When a map pin is dropped incorrectly

What Wildbook are you working in? SeadragonSearch

What is the entire URL out of the browser, exactly where the error occurred? An
example encounter https://wildbook.seadragonsearch.org/encounters/encounter.jsp?number=fede8858-ca79-4e7d-a1a0-5892aa8f6c58

Can you describe what the issue is you’re experiencing? Sometimes pins get dropped in the wrong location, but the text or dropdown describes the correct location. How can I fix/move delete/change the pin location on the map?

Can you provide steps on how to reproduce what you’re experiencing?

If this is a bulk import report, send the spreadsheet to services@wildme.org with the email subject line matching your bug report

Hi @NeridaWilson

When a user doesn’t include specific lat/long coordinates, Wildbook defaults to 0 for both values, which points to the Gulf of Guinea. When we add location IDs to a Wildbook, you have the option to provide us with coordinates for the location so that the map places the pin correctly when coordinates are not provided by the uploader.

I can add these to the location ID file if you let me know the coordinates for each one.

Hi @Anastasia, sure, it would be great to add the co-ords for the drop down sites. However, I’m still keen to resolve how to fix an incorrectly dropped pin. Or add a pin if it’s been submitted without one. I cant do this, even for ones I have submitted.
And here is the list of co ords. Let me know if you need a particular format - its a mix for us- original and added. Dive site placenames for dropdown menu - Google Sheets

Once I add the coordinates to these location IDs, it should hopefully fix itself! :crossed_fingers:

I’ll let you know when I’ve completed the updates.

OK, I’ve updated all the locations from the spreadsheet you provided. I don’t know how long it takes for the maps to recache, but I checked the link in your first post and re-saved the location ID and didn’t see any changes to the pin yet. I’m going to check in tomorrow to see if it updated.

Thanks @Anastasia, however, I thought this drop down location only applied if a pin/coords hadnt been supplied by user. Hopefully it wont over ride original data? even if its incorrect?

No, it shouldn’t. The location ID coordinates will be the default when the user doesn’t provide their own for the encounter.

Great, thank you. Then we can narrow down which encounters have incorrect pin drops that we need to address…cheers!

Apparently, I overlooked the fact that the public user that submitted your example link may have actually entered 0,0 in the coordinate field instead of leaving it blank. Once I cleared that field, I can see the map correctly focused on Australia instead of the Gulf of Guinea.