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Certain ISO country codes not recognized RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I submit a query consisting of "countryRegion=FR", I get a successful geocoding result for France. But if I submit "countryRegion=AX", where AX is the ISO code for Åland Islands, I get an empty response. Are only a subset of ISO codes supported? If so, where do I find the list of supported codes?

    Thanks,

    Adrian

    Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:45 PM

Answers

  • Not every country ISO2 is supported. Only the more commonly used ones are. There are several reasons for this, primarily relevance.

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    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Friday, February 5, 2016 4:01 PM
    • Marked as answer by ajstovold Monday, February 8, 2016 8:02 AM
    Friday, February 5, 2016 3:58 PM

All replies

  • Åland Islands is not a country, but a region/province of Finland. So this is likely part of the issue. The full list of ISO-2 values are not supported, only those that belong to officially assigned countries. Note that the complete ISO-2 list includes a mix of countries, territories, and areas of geographical interest


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    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Thursday, February 4, 2016 7:23 PM
    • Marked as answer by ajstovold Friday, February 5, 2016 7:59 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by ajstovold Friday, February 5, 2016 8:49 AM
    Thursday, February 4, 2016 7:21 PM
  • Thanks, Ricky. I thought that was probably the case, but it's helpful to have it confirmed.

    Sorry to unmark your reply as an answer; it's just that I found another example. If I submit "countryRegion=BI", where BI is the country code for Burundi, I again get no results, although as far as I know Burundi is generally recognized as a country. But if I submit "q=Burundi" I get a result, and it includes the element <CountryRegionIso2>BI</CountryRegionIso2>. So what value should I submit for "countryRegion" if I want the service to return Burundi? 

    • Edited by ajstovold Friday, February 5, 2016 8:56 AM
    Friday, February 5, 2016 8:00 AM
  • Not every country ISO2 is supported. Only the more commonly used ones are. There are several reasons for this, primarily relevance.

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    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Friday, February 5, 2016 4:01 PM
    • Marked as answer by ajstovold Monday, February 8, 2016 8:02 AM
    Friday, February 5, 2016 3:58 PM
  • Thanks for the info, Ricky; that's useful to know. 
    Monday, February 8, 2016 8:05 AM