Bing Maps REST Service doesn't give results RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have successfully been using BING Maps Rest Service for quite some time now. My script requests latitude and longitude of German street addresses via structured URL (basic key). During the last few days the service gave me some problems however: While the XML-output shows


    it returns no information. <ResourceSets> is completely empty. I have checked with street addresses that returned proper results in the past - they have stopped working, too. So I assume it is not a problem of input. Am I doing something wrong or is this a general problem with the service? Have I missed a change of the API maybe?

    Does anyone know anything?

    Thank you in advance!

    PS: I have just noticed that I get results from time to time. Every tenth request or so is successful (rough estimate).

    Sunday, February 16, 2014 8:25 PM


  • This has been answered several times on the forums. You are likely using a basic Bing Maps key and making a lot of requests. As such your account has likely been rate limited as the number of requests being made exceeds the free terms of use. If you look at the header of the response you will see a flag that indicates this. This is documented at the bottom half of this page:

    Monday, February 17, 2014 9:21 AM