Working on improvements to geographic data and search by location
Thread poster: Jason Grimes

Jason Grimes
Local time: 12:53
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Apr 29, 2013

I'm currently working on improving the geographic data in ProZ.com profiles, to make it easier to find language professionals by location and to increase the accuracy of this data.

Attempts will be made to standardize and encode existing address data in profiles, and if this causes your address settings to be changed you may be asked to confirm that the new settings are correct. The address and "map location" settings will also be tied together more closely to represent the same location.

Improvements will be made to the location search feature in the freelancer directory. Any suggestions from those who sometimes search by location would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Jason


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Jason Grimes
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Improved search by location feature in the freelancer directory May 1, 2013

An improved location search feature has been added to the freelancer directory. It should now be easier to find freelancers near a given location.

To try it out, go to the freelancer directory, type in a location into the "location" field, and hit enter. In many cases you can enter a portion of a complete location, like just a city name or just a ZIP code, and the system can automatically figure out the rest.

To make sure that potential clients can find you when searching by location, enter your address and "map location" in your profile.

Any feedback about the new location search would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Jason


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Jason Grimes
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Map location and time zone now set automatically when saving address May 3, 2013

The time zone and map location settings have been combined into the address settings form. Now, when saving your address in your profile, the system will attempt to automatically find your position on a map and determine your timezone.

If you find that these automatic settings are incorrect for your address, please let me know. Any other feedback is welcome as well.

Thanks,

Jason


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:53
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Neat! May 3, 2013

It certainly found where I live, and I suppose it's using its own auto-generated time zone - I didn't override it. If it's got it right, rather than just using my previous override, then it's doing very well! Even my smartphone thinks I'm on Spanish time, which has some logic seeing that I live in Spain.

Thanks!


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Jason Grimes
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Thanks, Sheila May 3, 2013

Hi Sheila,

That's good to hear, thanks for letting me know.

Have a great weekend.

Jason


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Luis Jiménez
Spain
Local time: 18:53
French to Spanish
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Looking for inside area Aug 5, 2013

I would find interesting if you could include searching by area, for example European Union (due to VAT issues).

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Ashish (HIN,ENG) Nadia (ITA)
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location and target language Sep 25, 2013

I would like it if the 'miles' option gave you also something like 'world wide' / or continet / or the 20 biggest countries (area wise?) when you have put a minimum of say other 4-5 criteria including services that do not require physical presence, top pair and target language.
Especially so when one can work in remote!

Thanks
Ashish

[Edited at 2013-09-25 12:23 GMT]


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