Why did Niantic take away the geographical location of the place you caught the Pokemon?

Why did Niantic take away the geographical location of the place you caught the Pokemon?

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Jul 5 Pokemon GO begins to roll out to Google Play and iOS app stores
Jun 16 Nintendo broadcasts Pokemon Demonstration from E3
Jun 7 Second wave of US field testers accepted in US (Pacific Coast)
Jun 4 Niantic releases v0.25 to field testers. CP ‘boosting’ now live.
May 25 Niantic opens the field test to US testers.
May 16 Niantic announces the field test will expand to the US within the month.
May 7 Niantic releases v0.21 to field testers. The Shop now live.
Apr 25 Niantic expands field test to Australia/New Zealand.
Apr 14 Niantic releases v0.17 to field testers. Battling & Gyms now live.
Apr 7 Niantic announces the Field Test will expand to Australia and New Zealand “later this month.”
Mar 28 Niantic opens Japan Field Test.
Mar 24 Niantic/Nintendo shares information on basic game mechanics.
Mar 3 Niantic announces Japan beta in late March. Opens registration. And files US Trademark.
Feb 25 Pokémon Go is looking good. We’ll share more details with the world soon. There certainly are a lot of fans.– John Hanke, CEO
Dec 16 Extensive Interview with Niantic
Sep 10 Original Press Release Announcing Pokemon GO
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