cities-scope map feature loads the wrong map for Fort Morgan, Colorado USA (and other places with similar names)

Bug #1062956 reported by Matt Fischer on 2012-10-06
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Scopes
Medium
David Callé

Bug Description

Like a lot of places in the USA there are places in different states with multiple names. I was looking for info on Fort Morgan, a town east of me. The weather is accurate as far as I can tell, but when I click on the map it simply loads "Fort Morgan, USA" which brings up a map of Alabama, not Colorado. Since the weather appears to be showing me Colorado I think the lens has the right info.

Fort Morgan, Colorado - a town on the prarie:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Fort+Morgan,+CO&hl=en&ll=40.250184,-103.800201&spn=0.319679,0.576782&sll=40.556658,-105.067652&sspn=0.159114,0.288391&oq=Fort+Morga&t=h&hnear=Fort+Morgan,+Morgan,+Colorado&z=10

Fort Morgan, Alabama - an island near Florida in the Gulf of Mexico:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Fort+Morgan,+AL,+United+States&hl=en&sll=40.250258,-103.799951&sspn=0.07992,0.144196&oq=Fort+Morgan,+United&t=h&hq=Fort+Morgan,+AL,+United+States&z=14

Matt Fischer (mfisch) wrote :

I note that the weather API is right, but is only showing Fort Morgan, United States of America, the same query that Google Maps is being passed. Maybe there's a way to get the weather API to include the state or zip code?

Here's what the weather API is returning:
{ "data": { "current_condition": [ {"cloudcover": "97", "humidity": "82", "observation_time": "05:44 PM", "precipMM": "1.4", "pressure": "1029", "temp_C": "3", "temp_F": "37", "visibility": "5", "weatherCode": "332", "weatherDesc": [ {"value": "Moderate snow" } ], "weatherIconUrl": [ {"value": "http:\/\/www.worldweatheronline.com\/images\/wsymbols01_png_64\/wsymbol_0020_cloudy_with_heavy_snow.png" } ], "winddir16Point": "NE", "winddirDegree": "40", "windspeedKmph": "21", "windspeedMiles": "13" } ], "request": [ {"query": "Fort Morgan, United States Of America", "type": "City" } ], "weather": [ {"date": "2012-10-06", "precipMM": "3.3", "tempMaxC": "4", "tempMaxF": "38", "tempMinC": "-7", "tempMinF": "19", "weatherCode": "332", "weatherDesc": [ {"value": "Moderate snow" } ], "weatherIconUrl": [ {"value": "http:\/\/www.worldweatheronline.com\/images\/wsymbols01_png_64\/wsymbol_0020_cloudy_with_heavy_snow.png" } ], "winddir16Point": "NE", "winddirDegree": "40", "winddirection": "NE", "windspeedKmph": "21", "windspeedMiles": "13" } ] }}

summary: - utilities lens map feature loads the wrong map for Fort Morgan, Colorado
- USA
+ cities-scope map feature loads the wrong map for Fort Morgan, Colorado
+ USA (and other places with similar names)
David Callé (davidc3) wrote :

Hi Matt, I've started to rewrite this lens on friday, good timing for the report :)
I think this could be fixed by passing to google maps things in the search string that are not returned by the API.

Search string "fort morgan co"
Weather API returns "Fort Morgan, USA"
Map query : "Fort Morgan, USA co", which should make sense for Google Maps.

Changed in onehundredscopes:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → David Callé (davidc3)
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