This past week I got an email from Gowalla saying that my user status was now elevated to their street team level. This basically means that I now have the ability to go in and edit or correct locations that might have been entered into the system incorrectly. For instance, there are currently two Ruby Tuesday’s listed on Gowalla for Conway, one is several miles away from the correct location, in fact it’s located near my neighborhood, so I know it’s an incorrect entry.
Since Gowalla is crowdsourced and locations are entered in by users, there is always a possibility for incorrect locations because w/ wireless devices like the iPhone, the GPS doesn’t always refresh your location every time. A simple trick to avoid having this happen is to open up the Maps application on your iPhone and it will automatically correct your location, then just go back into Gowalla and slide down to refresh.)
In addition to correcting locations in the network, I also have the ability to edit spots, add Twitter accounts, descriptions, and business URL’s to listings. If you have any spots in Central Arkansas that you feel are incorrect, drop me a note and let me know the spot and I will do my best to get these cleaned up.