Lightroom: Map search LR4 falure to locate

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Trying to tag images taken in Cappadocia Turkey. The search in the map takes me to Italy.
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Arthur Small

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Becky Sowada, Adobe Employee

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When I search for "Cappadocia", it takes me to Cappadocia Abruzzi Italy.

When I search for "Cappadocia Turkey", it takes me to Turkey.

This is the same behavior when I run these searches in
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The behaviour when searching for non-unique city names without any state or country specified seems to be rather strange. LR seems to remember the last choice made, or sometimes displays a dropdown menu für all possible choices. Furthermore, there seems to be some priorization depending on the region the map is currently showing. I couldn't figure out yet what it does exactly.

For instance:
- Search for "Norristown, PA, USA". No menu appears, is unique
- Search for "Philadelphia": Sometimes dropdown menu with choices appears, sometimes not. Select "Philadelphia, PA, USA".
- Search for "Berlin": No menu, map goes to Berlin, NJ, USA (not Germany!)
- Search for "Philadelphia" again: No menu, map goes to Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Search for "Philadelphia, Germany": No menu, map goes to Philadelphia in Germany
- Search for "Philadelphia": The dropdown menu appears again with all choices in USA as well as the village in germany.

Is the behaviour documented somewhere? At least it seems to be consistent. Personally, I would like to see the dropdown menu every time if the name is not unique.

At present, it is probably best to always include the country name in the search for non-unique names.
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Thank you. Checked using Google Earth. Options provided for country. Some difference in GPS reference between LR4 map and Google Earth.