Why does Google Maps think I'm in Liverpool when I'm not?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tekno, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. tekno macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    On my mac, using Google Chrome, navigating to maps.google.com shows Liverpool. I'm just outside London and I've never been there!

    If I google "where am I" it also shows a map of Liverpool.

    Also, Chrome is looking a little different - the drop-down suggestion bar as I type in the address box spreads all the way across my screen, plus the text looks different.

    Any ideas what's going on?
  2. remmy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    Don't know - something to do with the network you are connecting to?

    At my work it often thinks we are in Aberdeen, even some of the targeted advertising will be for shops in Aberdeen. The company is based outside of London.
  3. 0dev macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    Sue it for slander! :p

    In all seriousness it's likely because it's trying to use your IP address to determine your location and IP locations are very often inaccurate.
  4. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    The service rely on your Public IP given to you by your ISP. If your ISP is based in LiverPool as a business headquarters or Central Network Center. So lookup your ISP company location and this might be why Google think you are there.
  5. CountryBobs macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2013
  6. tekno thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    No. I had no music playing.

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