How do I Edit a misspelled street name?

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    I have a TT VIA 1535 TM and when I bring up the map the street is spelled correctly. Unfortunately when I type in the street the listing that comes up is misspelled. In my situation, the correct name of the street is Wihuri Rd and that is correct on the map. On the listing for streets in the drive to or voice activation, what comes up is Wuhiri Rd. The u and i are reversed.
    Is there any way for me to correct this problem as the user manual only deals with editing the map not street list.
    Thanks for any help.
     
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    I believe the only way to get this problem fix is to wait for the map to update
    It usually takes about 4-6 map updates before a new user entered mapshare correction to make it to the map, so you got some times to wait (if you just correct it or no one else correct it before)
    Other that that, I am afraid nothing else can be done
     
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    The street name on the map and when I am driving on that street the name is spelt correctly. The problem lies in the street listings where the name of the street is spelt incorrectly. As you mentioned above do I have to wait for TT to fix it? Isn't there anywhere in the edit mode where I can correct it myself manually? Thanks!!:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Unless TT knows something needs to be fixed, it will never get done.
    If the problem is only in the typo of the street name in the drop down for addresses I cannot see how a change could be made on ones own device.

    Following dhn's recommendations above, under 'Other' there will be a text box in which you can describe the problem.

    I have not made very many corrections in that MapShare Reporter but, even with some wait time, each and everyone has been accepted. (A feed back you cannot get from using Map Share on the device.)

    I your case, I would suggest that you take an electronic picture of that offending screen, post it to a free service like www.tinypic.com and add the resulting URL (bottom one of the multiple options) to your report in the text box.

    Let me know in which town you are looking for that road as I would make a test to see if I get the same with the Europe 905.4847 map. I cannot find a road called Wihuri, only the business divisions of the Wihuri Oy Group.
     
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    Add On:

    I had also searched with Google, first in Winnipeg and then in all of Manitoba but it always gets back to those company places in the greater Helsinki area.
     
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    Putting your location in your forum profile so it shows in your posts makes this sort of thing easier to investigate.


    I had to use your IP address to find you're probably based around Winnipeg.

    Where is this Wihuri Rd? Got a town and country?
     
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    Hello Andy,

    You know that apparent map problems for me is like waving a gold and magenta capote in front of a bull.

    Initially I didn't think of checking his first posts to see if I could make sense of Google maps just offering Finish locations.
    When I got back later, I searched on the username and luckily Winnipeg surfaced right in the beginnings of the 100 post limit.
    More then three years ago wjlelectric posted about not finding a street number in Winnipeg stating that he is from there.
     
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    Nice one, Sherlock! :)
     
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    Not really, still trying to find out about Wihuri!
    ;->)
     
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    Hello

    Wihuri Rd is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It used to be part of Whytewold Rd but a few years back but for some reason along Whytewold Rd between cross avenues Silver Avenue and Saskatchewan Avenue they renamed that section of road and named it Wihuri Rd. Wihuri Rd starts at Saskatchewan Avenue and ends at Silver Avenue. The road then continues on as Whytewold Rd and ends at Portage Avenue.
    I hope I haven't confused everybody! :confused::confused:
     
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    This is rather interesting. Looknig East on Saskatchewan Ave while on Whytewold Rd, Google Street View clearly shows Wihuri Rd.

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    Going down to Silver Ave and inching your way up to Saskatchewan Ave, chevron by chevron, the street name Whytewold Rd never changes, right up to and including the spot where I turned the view to the right and made the screen print, depicting Wihuri Rd.
    Contrary to the problem three years ago this street is definitely within the City Limits of Winnipeg. But then, the city is too cheap to put steet name signs at all intersections.
    Since Google does not find the street when entered in their command line I am not very surprised that TomTom does not either, as they normally lag behind.

    If you know for a fact that this change has been for some time I would suggest you call the City and in the Roads Dept. ask to clarify if the name had been changed officially or if the sign has been put up to humour the Forces.

    If it is reported as a true change open the Google map and in the RH bottom corner click on "Report a problem" and follow the guide/instructions.
    Also, unless it was confirmed to you, do not use Map Share to make that change unless you are set up not to share your changes with others.

    Please give us a feed back as to how you made out, once you got around to it to get more details.

    OFF TOPIC

    Some of the older buildings look strangely familiar.
    Back in 1968 the company, where I had just hired on as an order clerk, received a telegramme from the DoD that unless a taper turning attachment, on a lathe at the air base in winnipeg is being mounted within 10 working days, all 22 lathes of that Air Force order would be returned to the company at its expense, including the one that had been shipped the Lahr, Germany.

    Two service men on summer vacation one in Switzerland and one in Germany for additional factory training of new products.
    The big chief came to me and asked if would fly out the next day and install the attachment.
    I told him that I wasn't too keen as I just had spent 15 months of my intended 2-1/2 year stay as a service man and that I needed to get more than a year of office work under my belt before going home and showing the papers of my foreign experience and office work and I was afraid that any time an "emergency" would crop up I'd be back out on the shop floor.
    He asked me to do this one as a personal favour, and being in my three month trial period, I agreed.

    Was at the airport at 0700 only with a carry on leather tool kit. Got to Winnipeg at about 0830 called the contact Sergeant, the sent a jeep across the tarmac and drove me over to the machine shop.
    Was finished just before 1600 and since return flight didn't leave until just after 2000 had a few beers in the NCO mess and then they drove me back across the tarmac to the terminal. Getting to Toronto at 2245.

    Why is this indelibly etched on my mind?
    During the 3 month trial period I was paid $2.50/h. I had just quit the service job at 2.75 and when I gave them 14 days notice they offered 3.25, same as the long term fitters were getting.
    Now, since I was paid by the hour at that time, I put in my overtime for that day from and back to the Toronto Airport.
    When I got my pay packet it was way short of what I had figured it would be.
    Questioning the Comptroller he said "We don't pay time and a half, we pay time and a quarter for overtime.
    I told him to pay me as per my filled time slip, including time and a half or tell the big Chief never ever to ask me to do a service job for the company.
    I wasn't quite tuned in to the North American ways but that's how I remember.

    (Another copy of a post to end up in the Biography shoe box.)
     
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    Wihuri Rd runs along the west chain link fence that protects CFB 17 Wing Military base. I have worked on this base for almost 20 years as a civilian electrician.
    As I wrote above, Saskatchewan Avenue is the north perimeter of the base and Silver Avenue is the south perimeter of the base. The stretch of road between Saskatchewan Avenue and Silver Avenue that runs along the west perimeter fence was renamed Wihuri Rd and after Silver Avenue the same road continues on to Portage Avenue as Whytewold Rd.
    If you travel east down Saskatchewan Avenue you run into the intersection of Saskatchewan Avenue and Wihuri Rd that clearly has a street sign at the intersection marked Wihuri Rd. Even the guard shack entrance on Wihuri Rd is addressed 715 Wihuri Rd.
    I believe the military had the the name changed to Wihuri Rd a few years ago because it runs along their property.
     
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    Very likely.
    As I said, if you want some action, you will have to do some verification on your own.

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    :thumb: Thanks to all for the answers!!
     
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