Originally Posted by dknelson
The distances are calculated by the longitude and latitude data. If that data is incorrect for either of the zipcodes that are entered then the distance is going to be incorrect also. I've found that the majority are OK but there are obviously some mistakes in the downloaded zip files. I know for a fact that some of the US zipcodes are incorrect and it is likely that some of the Canadian codes are incorrect also. The only way to correct it would be to go through all 1.8 million or so codes and verify the lat and lon coordinates. I know that I don't have time to do that.
Now as for it showing the distance even though you hadn't put in your zip code. The only thing I can figure is that it must have saved your previous entry in a cookie or something. That could also be another explanation of the distance error. Maybe it saved the "tester" code that you entered. You might try logging out, clearing your browser cache, and then re-entering your zip code and checking it again.
Thanks Don ...
Appreciate the feedback ....
What is the correct format a Canadian user should use when typing in his zipcode for an ad he creates?
L4A 1P1 (government spec is this way...)
Also is it case sensitive for Classifieds to understand?
I did clear cookies and cache, but it still shows as in the pics. The ONLY other place I can think it might pick up my zipcode itself would be from my own adverts I placed myself on Classifieds, where I entered l4a1p1. Is that possib;e? Does Classifieds pick up and store zipcodes people use when they post them in their own ads and then compare them against other members zip codes in their ads automatically?