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Petrol Stations missing on the GO 5200


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SO, I've got a new/up to date Go 5200 and I've found that there are several petrol stations near me that have been operational for years and don't appear when I press the Petrol Stations icon in the menu.

Am I doing something wrong ? or
Is the information truly out of date (and therefore worthless to me) ?

If the latter, is there any way I can remove them, as what is shown would be misleading.?

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You can check with the online Map Share Reporter tool whether the petrol stations are in TT's database. You can also use the same tool to submit corrections.
Well, I've tried that. I can't see anything to show POIs so I assume that petrol stations if present are shown. WHich they aren't, in this case.
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@Brian_A

Are you using Chrome as your browser as I am getting something like this


Where as in Edge I get this



So it might be an idea to use a different browser, don't forget to log into MapShare Reporter
Firefox actually (latest). Yes, I was logged in 🤐
To be 100% sure I have just tried via Edge. Same result. Nothing. Pretty lame methinks. If TT can't keep petrol stations reasonably up to date it's useless (to me at any rate).
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@Brian_A

Can you give an example of where you were looking for a petrol station to view
DL14 9AE SAINSBURYS
DL14 9AB TESCO
DL14 7TN MORRISONS
DL14 7AB ASDA

All have fuel stations.
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@Brian_A

If using post codes in MapShare Reporter remember to remove the spaces, also you will only see POIs if you have have selected an action after clicking the POI symbol



I found DL14 9AE SAINSBURYS


DL14 9AB TESCO


DL14 7TN MORRISONS


but DL14 7AB ASDA should be DL14 7LB as is missing

Hi
Sorry for the delay in replying, I was away 😃

I've been doing some more experimenting and it seems that the problem is not with the map data but with the way that TT handles it.

If I search for petrol stations in / near Bishop Auckland, the correct ones all come up. But if I search for petrol stations 'near me' it seems to only search/show those within a 5 or 6 mile radius - and I'm 9 miles from Bishop Auckland, where the 'missing' ones are located. But there is no function (that I found) to expand the radius. Hence the impression I got was that it was searching a much greater radius, when it wasn't. 😠

Anyway, thanks @Niall for helping me get to the bottom of this.

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