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La Jolla Takes a Hit From Google Maps

August 30th, 2010
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Jonah Stein forwarded me this missive from Josh Vickers, founder of TaskSquid, who seems to be in cahoots with Adam Harris of Calacles.com. Apparently Google has misplaced La Jolla:

It is Official. The Jewel of San Diego, La Jolla, once nestled on a prime stretch of Pacific, has taken root in a new exciting? location. With the help of Google and its location-based search, La Jolla, rated by the Robb Report as the Best Place to Live in America, has uprooted itself from its San Diego base and found itself in Fullerton, California….A major concern of the move has been the effective decrease in property value as La Jolla’s new location under the 57 overpass in Fullerton has found La Jolla’s housing market stifled to say the least. At its coastal location, the median home price sat around $964,000. In its new location near Fullerton, La Jolla’s average home price is teetering around $380,000”

Note to La Jolla – maybe it’s time to claim your Google Place Page.

And for more on La Jolla and the Little Mermaid I recommend checking out the Greatest Phone Message in the World.




Tags: Google Maps · Local Data

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 David Mihm

    There’s no claiming link? It looks like this is an FTID rather than the usual CID you get for a business in the URL…

    http://maps.google.com/maps/place?ftid=0x80dcd689a3952399:0xa0fb0ef7faf682ee

  • 2 Cathy

    Funny ….

    The La Jolla section of Orange County comprises a piece of northern Anaheim and a section of southwest Placentia. Years ago (6-7?) , Navteq had ‘La Jolla” goofed up and displayed the Orange County section for that San Diego County city queries. I well remember discussing the issue with a directory webmaster who used Navteq as a map source.

    Just today, our flower shop received a couple calls for fruit baskets and flowers in La Jolla. I referred the callers to a friend’s shop in that city. Remembering your article this evening, – I checked and sure enough, my OC business is #1 for a couple of those search terms in Maps/Local.

    Something in Maps went really awry recently since another florist friend also reported her town’s complete disappearance in Maps, too.

  • 3 Rita

    Thank you!
    I was just playing with our TipCity.com restaurant maps over the weekend, and was puzzled why I ended up in Placentia when selecting La Jolla, and was going to ask our IT guys.
    This seems to have just happened very recently.
    Guess I’ll have to memorize the zip – 92037, or get used to dragging the map a bit.
    Nice work, Google.

  • 4 Jeffrey

    From the terrace of Georges at the Cove I can see the Matterhorn! Whoo Hoo!

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