Google Maps puzzler

Ran into this puzzler today:

Google Maps showing Mansfield/></p><p>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?</p><p>Eventuall I tried Mansfield, UK and it worked. Except that the position is miles out:</p><p><img src='http://www.itwriting.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-mobile-pack/plugins/wpmp_transcoder/c/231f244f692e491f135596b03b70b1bc.75.124.gif'/></p><p>I guess Google Maps just doesn’t like Mansfield. Microsoft’s <a href=local.live.com had no problems.

I’m sure a postcode would have worked; but these are not always conveniently at hand.

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