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Offline csaba

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Can the name of this city be corrected?
« on: July 14, 2023, 12:22:27 AM »
I have uploaded few pictures I recently took in the city of Herceg Novi (two words), Montenegro. The website shows this city spelled as Hercegnovi (one word), which is incorrect.
Can this be fixed?
Many thanks.

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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2023, 07:18:51 PM »
I've found a few cases in the locations that also could use clarification, especially where names have been doubled up. I'm including lat/long to help out whoever may take on fixing this issue.

I may add more in additional posts if I find them, but for now I have:

Toledo, United States (41.7, -83.46) - Should be Toledo (Ohio), United States
Toledo, United States (44.6142, -123.94) - Should be Toledo (Oregon), United States

Rockport, United States (37.8908, -87.0455) - Should be Rockport (Indiana), United States
Rockport, United States (44.1834, -69.0727) - Should be Rockport (Maine), United States

The following aren't doubled-up, but I recommend modification to match common usage:

Channel Islands, United States - Channel Islands Harbor, United States
Judith Point, United States - Point Judith, United States
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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2023, 07:17:37 AM »
Errors in the ports database can currently only be manually rectified by IT. I'll inform Hugo about these cases. Keep them coming, please.   

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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2023, 02:04:51 PM »
Pieter, thank you for the prompt response. It would not surprise me to find a few more like those above, so I will identify them as I find them.

I have also found a couple that are functionally duplicates within the database:

Newport OR United States / Newport (or) United States
Newport RI United States / Newport (ri) United States
Richmond Virginia United States / Richmond (va) United States
Kingston United States / Kingston ferry United States

In the case of Kingston, both locations include the lat/long of the ferry terminal at Kingston, Washington (roughly 47.79, -122.497). There is also a Kingston in the state of New York (roughly 41.919, -73.979), which is a Hudson River port, and home to a significant shipyard. I suspect "Kingston United States" may have been intended to be this port, but got the other's lat/long.

In the case of Richmond, there is also a third "Richmond United States" with the lat/long of Richmond, California, so it should probably be modified to something such as "Richmond (California) United States."
« Last Edit: August 25, 2023, 02:20:02 PM by Kyle Stubbs »
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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2023, 04:15:44 PM »
Another strange thing on the new website:
The German city K
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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2023, 02:53:30 PM »
another one which needs amending is:

Salt End, Howdendyke, United Kingdom

It should be:

Salt End, Hull, United Kingdom.

Howdendyke is 40 miles away from Salt End, and if you managed to get a ship the size that uses Salt End into Howdendyke, if would be something of a miracle!!!!

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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2023, 03:47:07 PM »
Strange one: "Greenwich, London, United States"
At present only 3 old photos in the UK - perhaps just move these to "London, UK" and delete the weird entry.

More duplicates that need merging
Puerto De Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain / Puerto Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain
Marin, Spain / Marin, Pontevedra, Spain
Corunna / La Coruna / A Coruna
Lisboa / Lisbon

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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2023, 06:03:45 AM »
Found a bunch more Ports that need amending of the "Portland" variety.

Portland, Oregon, USA:
Exists in database as both "Portland, Oregon United States" and "Portland United States"

Portland, Maine, USA:
Exists in database as both "Portland, Maine United States" and "Portland (me) United States"

Portland, Victoria, Australia
Exists in database as both "Portland Australia" and "Portland-au Australia"
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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2023, 08:45:56 AM »
An other one: the Norwegian city Bodø is in the system as Bodo and Bodoe.

Bodo is preferred and most often used. Bodoe has something to do with the "ø"-translation
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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2023, 03:12:57 PM »
An other one: Europe's most northern harbor is in the system as Honningsvag and Honningsvaag.
The Honningsvaag has something to do with the translation from Honningsvåg.
Preferred and most often used is Honningsvag
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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2023, 06:23:42 PM »
Errors in the ports database can currently only be manually rectified by IT. I'll inform Hugo about these cases. Keep them coming, please.

Hugo will be absent until mid October, so there will be no immediate reaction.

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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2023, 10:20:02 PM »
I personally have no problem with the spelling/pronunciation of the Norwegian harbours (note the proper, non-American spelling) mentioned by Mijnheer Inpijn so don't think any change is needed in that respect. Neither the Dutch nor English languages use accents but I am sure we can all get our heads round that!

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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2023, 10:43:01 AM »
Some Canadian duplications for IT:

Port Alfred, Canada (191 pics)
Port-alfred, Canada (1 pic)

Port Dalhousie, Welland Canal, Canada (4 pics)
Dalhousie, Canada (3 pics)

Sault-Sainte-Marie, Canada (2 pics)
Sault Ste Marie, Canada (216 pics)

St Andrews, Canada (71 pics)
Saint Andrews, Canada (7 pics)

St Catharines, Welland Canal, Canada (726 pics)
Saint-Catharines, Welland Canal, Canada (2 pics)

St John's, Canada (1100 pics)
St John's, Canada (3 pics)
St John\'s, Canada (15 pics)
St johns, Canada (4 pics) [in Newfoundland, but maybe merge all four to Saint John's NF, Canada for clarity?]
[Saint John, Canada (6444 pics) in New Brunswick, is OK, but maybe change to Saint John NB, Canada]
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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2024, 03:00:46 PM »
Kings Lynn - the current version when uploading = 43+ pics
King's Lynn - the correct version, and probably the default historically - 292 pics
King\'s Lynn-  a corrupted version - I have moved the 3 picsindividually to the current default

Can the current default be changed by IT to King's Lynn, please, and the "King's Lynn" pics moved accordingly.   The the redundant versionscan be deleted altogether, which would avoid confusion.

There is also "Kings lynn Anch" in the uploading drop-down, but this does not appear in the search dropdown.  This should be deleted, and if used just moved to "King's Lynn".


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Re: Can the name of this city be corrected?
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2024, 07:38:30 PM »
Two different names in the system for what is effectively the same port:

Boardman, United States
Morrow, United States

Boardman, Oregon is located in Morrow County, and is home to a port district named "Port of Morrow." The two noted locations have lat/long coordinates that are slightly separated (a little over 2 km), but neither the marine and boat launch at "Boardman" and the barge slip at "Morrow" are significant enough to justify being separated.

Recommend retaining only the Boardman location, possibly changing name to: "Boardman (Port of Morrow), United States"
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