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1. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 8y

Sorry guys, but any idea why my map on this blog page isn't working? I've reinserted and can't see any problem, but when i do preview or live, it says...

[map=170982 lat=22.7272727272727 lon=-2.8421709430404e-14 zoom=1.98]

...instead of actually showing the map. Any ideas?

Also, if it's working for anybody else, please let me know! It's the first time i've done it from this machine (a linux based eee) and also via this dodgy island satelite link, and it's possible it's working for everybody else!

Ta

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Hey Rich,

Try changing the link to [map=170982 lat=22.7272727272727 lon=-2.8421709430404 zoom=1.98] and I think you'll have more success. Did that e-14 slip in there using the Map Insert dialogue when creating the blog entry?

Sam

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 8y

A-ha! Yup, that works now, thanks.

The e-14 came as part of the Map Insert dialogue, yes, though I had obviously chosen my own map view. Can't tell you why it appeared though (i tried another manual insert and it still added the e-14), sorry...

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Nice looking trip! Man, that St. Helena is a lot further south than I thought!

Obviously the system shouldn't be inserting the e-18 if you are using the pop up box, so I'll file that as a bug. It might be a linux only bug, as I don't think I've ever seen this happening before!

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 8y

Quoting Sam I Am

Obviously the system shouldn't be inserting the e-18 if you are using the pop up box, so I'll file that as a bug. It might be a linux only bug, as I don't think I've ever seen this happening before!

I have, and I have (dim) memories of writing a function (or inline string replacement) in JavaScript somewhere to get rid off it. Might be that that's not used together with this instance of the Flash map though... (It basically happens if you select points close to 0 latitude or longitude; the Flash is then trying to be too precise.)

6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 8y

(It basically happens if you select points close to 0 latitude or longitude; the Flash is then trying to be too precise.)

And as one of my points was on the equator, that would make sense

7. Posted by Peter (Admin 5809 posts) 8y

Unfortunately, although I've made numerous attempts, I can't replicate the problem. But I did make a change which I believe will fix the issue. Without a way to verify the behaviour though, it's a little hard to totally say whether it's resolved. Rich, can you test if it works as expected now (using same rough positioning)?

8. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 8y

Sorry, no. I did a spoof map with that point nudged to one side a little, it still brings up e-14 in the string

9. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

It's a little like the jets flipping upside down after flying past the international date line...