Politics and opinions

I put Nottingham back on the map

OK, sounds like a flashy title, but I did notice that the city of Nottingham was missing from Google Maps in any of the zoom views I chose.

I tried reporting a problem a while ago and recently received the following reply:

Hi  Martin,
Thank you for reporting this problem. We’ve reviewed your problem and you were right! The default view in Google Maps has already been updated to reflect your suggested change, as shown below.

The city of Nottingham does not appear to be named in any of the zoom views.

Depending on the nature of the problem you reported, it may take some time for the update to appear on other products and services such as driving directions, Google Maps for Mobile, and Google Earth. If you see an issue with the way we fixed your problem, please feel free to send us another note. Thanks for helping us to improve Google Maps! Thanks for helping us to improve Google Maps!

In any case it seems to be fixed now as Nottingham appears where it should be. I now expect to be inundated by messages of gratitude from the citizens of Nottingham, however I feel I should not hold my breath for very long. 😉

I was surprised to learn that the city of Nottingham is twinned with my home town of Ljubljana, but Ljubljana does not publicly acknowledge that fact. I have contacted the officials in the Ljubljana municipality but I am still waiting for them to get back to me.

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