Checking Meetings for Proper Longitude and Latitude

It’s entirely possible that meetings may have a legitimate address, but their longitude and latitude are set incorrectly. That’s because the address and longitude/latitude position don’t automatically correspond. There’s several very good reasons for this that we won’t go into now. This does mean, however, that the Meeting List Administrator needs to explicitly set the longitude and latitude of a meeting after entering the address.

This is done by pressing a button in the editor. If there is no map shown, the button will be called “Set Longitude and Latitude to Address”.

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If there is a map shown, this button will be called “Set Map to Address”.

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If you press this button, the editor will do its best to resolve the address that you entered into a longitude and latitude. You should check it after pressing the button, and make sure that it properly reflects the address. If these buttons are not pressed, then the default longitude and latitude will be used, which will place the meeting in the middle of Connecticut.

Now, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the long/lat be set correctly. If it is not, the meetings will not show up properly in map searches. They may print correctly, but they will not be returned as results when performing location-based searches.

Here are some links that will help you to identify any meetings that have this problem. The way these work, is they will open up another page with text. If this text is


then it’s OK.

However, if the text is like this:


That means that you have meetings with the problem.

What you do, is enter the number given into the search text box in the administration (Meeting Editor Search for Meetings) console. You can add multiple numbers, separated by commas.

You can then fix each errant meeting.

Here are the links. These will open a new tab or page. Hopefully, the page will only have “”, which means you are OK.

You will always be able to come back here and try out the link at any time, or just bookmark the link.

All Meetings on the Server
Greater New York Regional Service
Suffolk Area Service
Eastern Long Island Area Service
Bronx Area Service
Brooklyn Area Service
Kings Bay Area Service
Manhattan Area Service
New York City Area Service
Open Arms Area Service
Rockland Area Service
Staten Island Area Service
Westchester Area Service
Lower Hudson Valley Area Service
Eastern New York Regional Service
Nassau Area Service
Simply Spiritual Area Service
Metro Area De Habla Espana Area Service
Queens Area Service
Western Queens Area Service
ABCD Regional Service
Mid-Hudson Area Service
Albany-Rensselaer Area Service
Berkshire Area Service
Mohawk River Area Service
Southern Adirondack Mountain Miracles Area Service
Green Mountain Area Service
Northern New York Regional Service
Finger Lakes Area Service
Heart of New York Area Service
Route 13 Area Service
Recovery Is Possible Area Service
Seaway Trail Area Service
Triple Cities Area Service
Western New York Regional Service
Buffalo Area Service
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Area Service
Central Allegheny Mountain Area Service
Niagara-Orleans Area Service