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Location data REST service returns school district instead of town RRS feed

  • Question

  • At some point recently the location service started sending school district where it previously reported the town.  For example:

    https://dev.virtualearth.net/REST/v1/Locations/36.817182988617546,-119.82386207577406?&key={key goes here}&maxResults=5&include=ciso2&_=1562868503849

    Now reports the address.locality as "Bullard", which is the school district. The this value should be "Fresno".

    This is pretty awful... We've been a paying customer for Bing maps for years. This needs to be fixed right away.

    Thursday, July 11, 2019 7:01 PM

All replies

  • Hi Luke,

    Is this a recent change?  I have sent a link to this post to the GeoCoder team but they will need to confirm with city and local government suppliers that the data that we have is incorrect so any extra detail you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Do you have a previous result and recent result set that you can share?

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:37 PM
    Owner
  • Hello Luke,

    For Reverse Geocoder requests, in general the results are much better for Locality with the inclnb=1 parameter. It is documented here:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/bingmaps/rest-services/locations/find-a-location-by-point

    With this parameter set, it appears the results are what you are looking in this case.

    Hopefully this can function as a work around while the Geocoder team investigates.

    Regards,

    Stephen

    Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:55 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Luke,

    The Bing Maps Engineering team agrees with Stephen.  They recently added more refined area data.

    We now have more neighborhood data in recent data refresh, and locality defaults to the most granular entity (Neighborhood in this case)

    If customer wants the PPL only, please add inclnb=1 in the parameters:

    https://dev.virtualearth.net/REST/v1/Locations/36.817182988617546,-119.82386207577406?o=xml&key=<BingMapsKey>&inclnb=1

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl


    Friday, July 12, 2019 9:52 PM
    Owner
  • Hi Luke,

    Can you please confirm if this change addresses your issue?

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    Friday, July 19, 2019 8:21 PM
    Owner