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I mark many locations by saving dropped pins. For some reason now when I drop a pin and go to save it to a list the app zooms out, highlights the entire township, and if I save that location it is for the center of the township rather than the point I'd like to mark. What setting do I have to change so that the app will only save the specific location?
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Hi Maarten,
That happens because you must be clicking on an area that has no street addresses on Maps yet.
If that is the case, I would suggest that you don't try to saving the dropped pin on your phone, use Google Maps on a computer using the web interfae
Click on the point of interest, a small box would pop-up at the bottom containing the name of the town and coordinates. Click on the coordinates and save that.
 
For what is worth, I can save the exact location I tapped on the Android version of the Maps app.
Would you mind providing the coordinates, after you find them on the web =version of Google Maps, so I can investigate if I get the same result as you on Android.
Thank you
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Thanks for your reply. However, I've done this thousands of times, in the same areas, and never had this problem before. I'm often in search of remote landmarks (e.g., beaches, gravel pits, river access points, streams, rock formations, etc.), many of which would never have had an address in the first place. Before I never had a problem dropping a pin in the middle of a forest or desert, or along a deserted stretch of beach. Some examples of places where I formerly would have been able to drop a pin for a specific set of coordinates but now only get the full township outline on iOS:

45.880726, -86.388338
46.406722, -86.858889
46.004889, -83.935273
46.529144, -92.128342

For the hell of it, I just started picking some random locations in other areas, and encountered the same problem:
Kentucky:
37.379909, -83.322902
37.532809, -84.003980

Utah:
38.867719, -111.754917
39.135610, -113.377710

I'd love to get this solved. Thank you for your help!
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I am also having the exact problem with Maps. Drop a pin in an agricultural field, the map immediately zooms out to the county. It also provides directions to an obscure place inside said county, instead of the pin. I, like the original, have saved 100s of fields this exact way in the past without anything changing, to my knowledge.

PLEASE HELP!!!
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Hi Marteen,
I cannot reproduce the issue at my end, I can always saved it to my starred places at the location I tap on the screen.
Could you please, let me know the brand and model of your phone, guessing it is an iPhone based on the category you selected for your post.
Also, the OS version of your phone and of the Maps app.
I will have to ask Google employees for advice.
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Hello,
  Thank you for trying. I'm clearly not the only person experiencing this problem, and it would be great to get it solved. I have an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 13.5.1.
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Hi Maarten,
Thank you, and which is the version of the Google Maps app that you are running on your iPhone?
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I have the same issue. I use mine to measure distance.
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Same issue here. It started happening just recently. Maybe it was an update with google maps causing the issue?
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Sorry about that, my Google maps version is 5.48.8.
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Just discovered that you will get your GPS  Coordinates if you turn on incognito mode.
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