Ran into this puzzler today:
I could not persuade Google Maps that it knew where Mansfield is. I mean Mansfield in Nottinghamshire; but even when I typed in “Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK”, Google Maps professed ignorance – although I could easily scroll to the actual location on the map itself by the strategy of searching for another place first. No doubt there are other Mansfields in the world – but why not a disambiguation menu?
Eventuall I tried Mansfield, UK and it worked. Except that the position is miles out:
I guess Google Maps just doesn’t like Mansfield. Microsoft’s local.live.com had no problems.
I’m sure a postcode would have worked; but these are not always conveniently at hand.