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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Street Intersections in Google Maps

I need to display Google Maps with markers placed at street intersections, starting with an address that looks like '13 Av E / E John St, Seattle, WA'.

Google Maps doesn't know how to parse this and gives me a location on John Street but it's not correct.

Various sources on the web tell you use 'at' as the conjugation between the two streets - so '13 Av E at E John St, Seattle, WA'

This works fine in most cases but in some, like this one, it fails - this gives the intersection of 13th Ave East and E Prospect (7 blocks away).

What seems to work much better is to use 'and' ... '13 Av E and E John St, Seattle, WA' is spot on.

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