Friday, March 09, 2012 5:06 PM
I have a growing list of incorrectly geocoded addresses [wrong city, no city returned, wrong location completely]. I'd say it's a 0.5-1.0% error rate on the geocoding that we do.
Is there a suggestion box for this data for MS Bing team to review and correct their database?
In Manhattan, 2999 8th Ave, New York, New York is geocoded to Brooklyn
75 9th Ave, New York, NY should be zip code 10011 (lower Manhattan) , but is geocoded to 10019 (upper Manhattan)
34 S Gulfstream Ave, Sarasota, Fl - is geocoded to Hollywood, FL. No such city existis.
We've always confirmed same issue on the maps.bing.com main site and it's same error as geocoding [well, that makes sense. same data]. But we do it to confirm it's not a code issue.
Please let me know the best way to submit these type of errors.
Saturday, March 10, 2012 11:37 AMOwner
There are two option for reporting geocoding errors. The first is to use the feedback link that is in the bottom right hand corner of the Bing Maps public site: http://bing.com/maps
The second option is to report the issue directly to Navteq, the main data provider for Bing Maps, using their map reporter tool here: http://mapreporter.navteq.com/
- Marked As Answer by Richard_BrundrittMicrosoft Employee, Owner Saturday, March 10, 2012 11:38 AM
Monday, March 12, 2012 12:23 AM
Seriously? Paying customers have to go directly to Navteq? Why should we know [or honestly even care] where MS gets their data from since we don't really interact with those other 3rd parties directly??
I guess, we'll use the "tell us what you think" link on Big Maps but again it doesn't seem like an appropriate communication channel to get support for a paying customer.