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  • Question

  • So we really love Mappoint, and we are appraisers...so its a great program to map your subject and comps. Oddly, with our 2013 version all the boro's are fine except for Queens, NY. When I input a property in Queens, say 149-36 85th Street...it plops the pin often within a block or two from the subject and the street address is only 85 ST...rather then then 146-36 85th St like it does elsewhere in the map. Anyone got any ideas? I know this program is not supported anymore, but I have yet to find a good alternative. 
    Friday, April 5, 2019 6:11 PM

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  • Error is not in MapPoint. The error is in the data and way "they" have the addresses in the database.. (BTW I know the area, I was an NYPD radio dispatcher for the 15th patrol/radio division in the late 70's and early 80's).

    So only in New York, correction Queens and Miami (and one or two other locations I have not been to) separates the house number and the cross street number with a dash. Or like Washington, DC (8th Street SW) and Miami-Dade (SW 8th Street) [and few other places I have not been to also, use the address quadrant NW, NE, SE, SW; https://www.bing.com/search?qaddress+quadrant&qs=AS&pq=address+quadra&sk=HS2&sc=8-14&cvid=33FA524AC62B474FA4E7CD68A52B9063&FORM=QBRE&sp=3 ].

    A misplaced dash, a dropped NW, NE, SE, SW or using the county name for a city, can put you in wrong time zone.   If you had input 149-36 85th Street, New York, NY  You would have gotten a location Brooklyn.  If you had input 14936 85th Street, New York, NY you would gotten 85 ST location near I278 or otherwise known as BQE coming off of the Verrazano bridge

    For Queens (the county name)  besides dropping the dash, needs to be changed to one of the neighborhood names (I used "flushing" and  "hillside") in the city field.

    I input the address as 14936 85th Street, Flushing, NY, I also 14936 85th Street, Hillside, NY coming up with same result.

    We find that the address you gave is in Howard Beach, north of the Belt.

       

    Thom Carr


    • Edited by Thom Carr Monday, April 8, 2019 2:59 PM wordsmithing
    Monday, April 8, 2019 2:50 PM
  • 149 85th St, Brooklyn NY 1120914936 85th St Howard Beach NY 11414

    Thom Carr

    Monday, April 8, 2019 2:55 PM