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Chris
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Hi,

I see the problem. When Google is able to geocode a result, you’ll see a single marker for the street address. Try it with “620 Pulaski Highway, Bear, Delaware, 19701”.

When it can’t geocode the address, Google shows a list of businesses that might match from Google Places. That’s what you’re seeing with “620 Pulaski Highway, Route 40, Bear, Delaware, 19701

MapPress uses the Google geocoding service (not Places) and it needs to have at least one match through that service. You can test the geocoder directly using this url.

The result is approximate, for “Bear, DE” which is what you see in MapPress.

I see the “Powersports” business on Google shows without the “route 40” but they include it on their web site. If the “route 40” part is valid, Google has a service where you can notify them of errors and get them fixed (click ‘report a problem’ in the bottom-right corner of any map).

If you have a lot of errors of this kind, I don’t think there’s an easy answer. You can fix the addresses, or possibly find another geocoder that is more lenient. MapPress supports Nominatim, but it’s not very accurate. There are also some other paid and free geocoding services.