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    William D Stout
    My profile includes a google map reference to my University....
    question posted August 4, 2008 by William D Stout, last edited February 10, 2012 
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    question:
    My profile includes a google map reference to my University. But it doesn't work. Can I fix it?
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    The College of Business at UofL doesn't have a specific street address, the University has a separate zip code.  Is there a way to insert a map reference to our location.  Now it just says the location cannot be found.  I imagine many large universities have this same issue.

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    • Julie Smith David

      Hi, Bill,

      I think the same thing happens for me - I  get a message that it will show me the map with the zip code and AZ.  When I click on that, I get very close to my office.

      The only thing I've thought about doing to overcome it is to put the street intersection into the addresss. My profile address became:

      Department of Information Systems
      W. P. Carey School of Business
      Lemon St. and College Ave.
      Tempe AZ 85287-4606

      And then google did a pretty good job.

      The other thing to consider is that we set up all of the profile fields to be private initially... so if you want others to be able to see your address (and the map), be sure to go back into your profile and change the privacy settings - they're to the left of each field, the row below each!

    • William D Stout

      Julie,

      To trick Google maps, I'd have to include a different zip code, which creates other problems.  UofL has a separate zip code, which Google maps places about 1 mile north of campus (I think because it doesn't recognize the zip code).  I put a link to Google maps in the "About Me" section, with the note, "Find me."

      Bill