Location issue

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by swamper, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. swamper macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2014
    I recently move to a different state and then upgraded to Yosemite. Apple Maps shows me at my previous address (not just the old city/state, but also street address).

    My contact info in Contacts is current.

    The router I am using here was here when I got to the new address.

    My Airport extreme and computer came from the old address but I cannot find any reference on system to the old address.

    Any ideas? I am sure I am overlooking something simple.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    Wild guess: wifi SSID same name as old place?

    Guessing the wifi geolocation databases on the interwebs have your SSID and MAC address (maybe the BSSID?) of the router in the database with GPS coords from the old location. And has not been updated as yet.

    Have not heard of a way to manually update the various wifi GPS databases. Turn on your phone's GPS and hope the various databases get updated in due time based on what your phone provides and any one else driving by that finds your wifi.
  3. swamper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2014
    SSID was changed... but you probably nailed it with the geolocation databases as the MAC obviously has not changed....will be patient. Thanks!
  4. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    What/where/how are they maintained and updated?
  5. swamper thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2014
    Thanks to NoBoMac! That reply prompted me to search and found:
    they allow you update your location (after allowing them and safari to access your location)

    ... and within an hour I was showing at my right address!
  6. scoobdriver macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2011
    Sweet dont know if co-incidence but this seems to have solved my location issue as well !

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