How to locate and access Filtering tables RRS feed

  • Question

  • My Platform: Silverlight Windows Phone 7 Soap Services Via WCF.

    If you go to Bing Maps on the Web and click on Search Businesses you get the "Category Property Value Table" that starts with Arts & Entertainment.  I  realize that these top categories can't be used for filtering.

    Then, if you click on "Food & Dining" you get the 8 Food & Dining categories starting with Bakeries.  These have Value IDs so they can be used to filter on.

    Then, if you click on "Restaurants" you get a big long list of Restaurants but I can't find that table anywhere in the Bing Documentation.  So my first question is: Where is the Restaurants table?

    Now,lets say that I am writing a POI app on the Phone that allows POI identification exactly as does Bing Maps on the Web.  I could (1) copy all of these tables and put them in my code or (2) I could download them at run time so if Bing changed the tables my app would adjust automatically.

    So, my big question is: How can (or can I) get this whole POI hierarechy via SOAP services?  If I can't get it (at run time) from SOAP services is there another way?

    .net Developer
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:57 PM


  • The only option you really have is to grab the tables from the web and store them in you application (e.g. create an xml file of the table)
    Windows Live Developer MVP - http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com | http://inknowledge.co.uk
    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 10:20 AM