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1. Posted by Sandalsand (Respected Member, 45 posts) 3 Jul '12 09:58

I made a new entry about Bethlehem which now has become a World Heritage Site.

Firstly: UNESCO calls it simply "Palestine", Travellerspoint calls it "State of Palestine" in the drop-down list in the blog form and consequently the same on the country tag list in the right column of my blog.

Secondly, I have a few pictures from Bethlehem in my photo gallery on Travellerspoint. There, the geographical position is called "West Bank, Palestinian Occupied Territories".

I hope you will align your phrasing on Travellerspoint at least. Why not simply call it "Palestine" throughout the site?

Thirdly: The "West Bank, Palestinian Occupied Territories" does not appear in the drop-down list if you try to filter by country in the Gallery. In fact they do not occur even if you try to filter by Israel or Jordan, the two closest countries.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 4 Jul '12 07:19

Okay, so this is a tricky one... as you've noticed :) Wikipedia struggles with it too... I'm pretty sure that State of Palestine is the most correct, in terms of what we're trying to display here on Travellerspoint (Palestine being a region, and State of Palestine being a country).

However... when mapping the photos, the system uses Flickr or Google's api to set a name for the location. This is the automatic name, which you can of course change if you like. The most important thing for us when mapping is of course the lat/long, which is also set at the same time.

There's a State of Palestine featured photo gallery and a regular one, but it looks like those are all old photos, so probably followed a different mapping system. Will double check with Peter why that isn't working!