[FOSDEM] More FOSDEM feedback

Alasdair G Kergon agk at fosdem.org
Tue Feb 5 22:58:27 CET 2013


On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 11:42:12AM -0600, Jeremy White wrote:
> Second, the address published on the web site does not work properly in
> Google maps.  If you simply cut + paste the venue information, you get
> poor results.  I had lunch with a gentleman who took the metro to the
> Erasme stop and lost several hours figuring out how to get to FOSDEM.

Thanks for pointing that out!

Our direct link to Google maps is correct AFAIK.

Google maps has the marker for ULB at that address in the wrong place on
the map.  I've followed their 'move marker' option, but whether that'll
have any effect I don't know.  If not, perhaps there's even a Google
employee reading this list who can escalate the problem and get it
fixed?

We can add a suitable warning to the transportation page on our web site
next year and incorporate other suggestions raised here too.

> (or on the English equivalent), the postal code is prefixed with a B-
> (so B-1050).  Perhaps that's the problem; perhaps Google needs to be

The B is just an abbreviation for Belgium used when posting letters
from abroad: it's just extra redundancy (which we can indeed add)
when the address already says 'Belgium'.
 
Alasdair



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