To help identify exactly where a DS item is when it’s listed on the forum under “Places to Fly”, I wondered if it were possible to implement a mandatory field for “Closest Town/City” for new DS entries moving forwards?
The current system relies on contributors updating the Area field with the name of the subject (i.e. The Red Lion pub) and then the relevant location after (The Red Lion Pub, Ashby-de-la-Zouch) for entries to make sense once they’re copied over to the forum.
I think the other issue would be if sometjing is equidistant from 2 or 3 towns which one do you pick, and do you allow one persons perception to determine which town is nearest.
I believe Rich @PingSpike has probably developed the Carling of drone “APPs”
I’d say the logical solution would be to select the settlement which you would use to navigate from to access it, or follow road signs etc. to until you get close based on the road/rail network, but you’re not going to get that from automated geolocation, unfortunately.