Yeah, and I still haven't narrowed down that damn trailer park in Tampa, despite finding the airfield and bike shop.
I've walked both sides of this fence. While I've sometimes provided Google Maps of the various locations in my stories, if I need a new location, and especially if I don't want to portray an existing business negatively, I'll invent the business/park/town out of whole cloth. But ... the maps I included on my website were universally ignored, so I abandoned the practice.
Some fiction tales are easier than others to read with a forgiving imagination. Those 'others' will strain credulity with inconsistent plot devices, 'Saturday Matinee' miraculous rescues, and characters who strain belief with convenient superhuman powers. There's no fun in that.
I've always disliked D.C. comics because of the 'Superman effect'. In the early days of Superman, every issue, they'd present a new challenge, and in the end, presto-chango, they'd reveal a new superpower to get him out of it. That's where his X-ray vision, heat vision, etc. all came from.
Now I write sci-stories about characters facing strange abilities, and like the early Spiderman comics, they wrestle with the implications of those abilities and strive to comprehend where they came from, rather than spending their time wrestling other guys in Spandex tights (which, pardon the language) always struck me as being fairly gay, literally!
One can say alt timeline all they want, but stuff like that drove fans like me away from the show in a hurry.
That's the problem with the whole 'alternate universe' theory. It's a short cut allowing authors to skip over the necessary story development. A central rule, in writing fiction (and especially science-fiction) is the readers give you several chapters to define the parameters of your universe, during which time you can claim almost anything, but after that, you can't add new rules, or violate your already established rules, without losing fans. The more to try, and the more extreme the offense, the more readers you'll lose. And in a series, the 'alternate reality' complications continually increase over time.