1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hey everybody

    A few weeks ago, like an *****, I ran out of petrol and needed to find a petrol station. I asked Cortana for the nearest station and Cortana (Sponsored by Shell I'm guessing), was only showing Shell stations, which were not even nearby. Luckily, I walked down the road and saw a BP station. Now I had searched the same thing a few weeks ago with the same result, but thought it might have been a one off on that occasion.

    So my question is this: Am I the only person who experiences this and is there a way to change this?
    06-12-2016 06:07 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Hey everybody

    A few weeks ago, like an *****, I ran out of petrol and needed to find a petrol station. I asked Cortana for the nearest station and Cortana (Sponsored by Shell I'm guessing), was only showing Shell stations, which were not even nearby. Luckily, I walked down the road and saw a BP station. Now I had searched the same thing a few weeks ago with the same result, but thought it might have been a one off on that occasion.

    So my question is this: Am I the only person who experiences this and is there a way to change this?
    I'm assuming Cortana pulls it's location data from the maps app which uses map data from Here maps and other data providers

    So open the map app and search for petrol stations. If the same behaviour happens, it could be because other stations haven't been added yet. Or it could also mean the other stations have been added to the maps as something else (maybe gas station or something)

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    06-12-2016 07:02 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    I would chalk it up to a less expansive POI database in relation to say, Google Maps.

    I asked Cortana to show me nearby gas stations.

    - Windows 10 PC error'ed out.
    - Windows 10 Mobile phone also returned an error.

    - Windows Phone 8.1 shows me, sorted by distance:
    -- Exxon
    -- Sunoco
    -- Express Stop
    -- Sunoco
    -- Sunoco
    -- Shell
    -- Sunoco
    -- Shell
    -- Exxon
    -- Shell
    It does say data from Yelp at the bottom.
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    06-12-2016 10:00 AM
  4. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Just tried it on my 650 using 10586.420. She showed me 5 stations, all different brands.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-09-2016 02:48 PM

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