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Retrieve Lat and Longs from Canadian Postal Codes RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Our website dirtseek.com gets sign ups via email and zip code (zip code to be notified of postings within 60 miles their area). We are currently only in the United states but want to expand to Canada. The issue we are having is trying to figure out how to convert Canadian postal codes to lat and longs after someone signs up.

    Right now we save lat and longs at the database level after converting them from a zip using a bing API translation.  Does bing have a way we can capture lat and long from Canadian postal codes?

    I appreciate any responses and thank you for reading this post.


    Doug


    • Edited by Anglin Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:40 PM Misspelling
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:17 PM

Answers

  • If your are using Bing for US zip codes, it's like the Bing Maps REST geocoder or one of the geocoding/search features in the Bing Maps API's. This service supports Canadian postal codes as well.

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    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Wednesday, April 5, 2017 5:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by Anglin Monday, April 10, 2017 12:20 PM
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 5:02 PM