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Correction Submitted to Google Maps for Buffalo Grove Police Department Web Address

Wed April 28 2010 3:44 am
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Report submitted to Google ‘Report a problem’ for the Village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The listing on a Google map for Buffalo Grove contained the wrong web address for the Village of Buffalo Grove. The listing was found when a user searched “police department” in a Google map centered over Buffalo Grove.

In a map ‘speech balloon’ or ‘speech bubble’ the listing correctly published the geographic address and telephone number for the Buffalo Grove Police Department, but incorrectly published the website listing (CORRECT INCORRECT …

Buffalo Grove Police Department
46 Raupp Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2199
(847) 459-2560

The correction was submitted to Google on April 28, 2010. Corrections are verified by Google and usually take two or three weeks to take effect. Readers are advised that if they read this article weeks from the published date, the problem is expected to be eliminated from this example.

The ‘Report a Problem’ link is located in the lower right on Google Maps.

The problem was discovered while building the following web page …

Not all cities, towns, and villages have been checked for accuracy. Government officials from each location are encouraged to check their listing in Google and Google maps. Buffalo Grove was the first inaccuracy discovered.

The inaccuracy for the Village of Buffalo Grove was also published in a Google web search for Buffalo Grove Police Department …
On April 28, 2010 the listing for Buffalo Grove Police Department … also incorrectly showed as the website for the Village of Buffalo Grove. Incidently on April 28, 2010, the url points to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Exact notice to Google via ‘Report a problem’:

The correct listing for Village of Buffalo Grove official website is On 4/28/2010 the listing correctly published the geographic address and telephone number for the Buffalo Grove Police Department, but incorrectly published the website listing (CORRECT INCORRECT …

46 Raupp Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2199
(847) 459-2560

The problem was discovered when a user searched ‘police department’ in Google Maps. The problem also occurs in the top listing of a Google Web Search.

The problem was successfully submitted on April 28, 2010 at 8:38 UTC

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