Bing Maps REST Trouble

Posted on 2013-10-17
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Last Modified: 2013-11-04

My Bing Maps REST project seems to be turning up some odd results.

I'm testing against Bing Maps proper to see if I can get the results to match.  

From Bing Maps

50 Vicar Lane, Leeds                                                                 53.798298,-1.539948

50 Vicar Lane, LS1 7JH                                                              53.798433,-1.539540

LS1 7JH                                                                                       53.798431,-1.539540

Using REST

addressLine=50%vicar%lane%leeds                                      No result returned

addressLine=50%vicar%lane&locality=leeds                        53.7748,-1.55077

addressLine=50%vicar%lane&postalCode=LS1%7              53.893956,-1.521978

addressLine=50%vicar%lane&postalCode=LS1%7JH          53.798433,-1.53954

postalCode=LS1%7JH                                                              53.798431,-1.5395395

Who knew that one building could be in so many different places! Any ideas on how to deal with these strange results ?

Question by:Dodsworth
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Julian Hansen earned 2000 total points
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As far as I am aware the actual street address is a best guess estimate. To capture the actual physical location (acurately) of every possible address - has not happened yet.

Having said that testing the same addresses in Google Maps for the first 4 items the exact same location comes up - for the last the markers are on the same block.

So it looks like Bing Maps has some homework to do in its GeoLocation address resolution and is currently playing catchup to google.

How to deal with them depends on where the address is coming from. If from a source you control then make sure address is stored in form that gives the right location in Bing.

Or if possible use the Lat / Lang co-ords

Or use Google ...

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