How to get the "Not what you wanted?" (alternative) results from Bing REST services


  • I've been using Bing REST services lately with reasonable success, including getting back multiple locations flagged as "Ambiguous," which is fine.  But when I use the Bing UI, it often comes back with a list of possibilities under the rubric "Not what you wanted?"  But the top spots in this list often ARE EXACTLY what I wanted... but they don't show up at all in the Locations structure returned by REST.  Does anyone know if there's some way to access that collection???  Thanks in advance!
    Thursday, July 11, 2013 4:34 PM


  • I'm assuming you are referring to the functionality that is on the Bing Maps consumer site ( If so it should be noted that that site uses a lot of different services in addition to the Bing Maps REST services and so they have a mix of results from different services and that's what is being displayed.

    Monday, July 15, 2013 10:32 AM