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Geocoding Returning wrong results RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

     I am trying to Geo code the following address and not getting the correct match 

    Address to geocode:  105 West Main St, Livingston, 35470 , AL

    Response from Bing: 105 W Main St, Grand Ridge, IL 61325

    which is from diffrerent city, zipcode and state.

    below is the url which is hitting the location service

    http://dev.virtualearth.net/REST/v1/Locations?key={BINGKEY}&adminDistrict=AL&locality=Livingston&postalCode=35470&addressLine=105%20West%20Main%20St

    don't have any idea why it is returning wrong results even though I am specifying the STATE , City and Postal Code before the address line. Any idea what is going wrong ?

    RESPONSE JSON:

    "bbox": [41.2334223164417,
    -88.8384385118281,
    41.241147751583,
    -88.8247414881719],
    "name": "105 W Main St, Grand Ridge, IL 61325",
    "point": {
    "type": "Point",
    "coordinates": [41.2372850340124,
    -88.83159]
    },
    "address": {
    "addressLine": "105 W Main St",
    "adminDistrict": "IL",
    "adminDistrict2": "La Salle",
    "countryRegion": "United States",
    "formattedAddress": "105 W Main St, Grand Ridge, IL 61325",
    "locality": "Grand Ridge",
    "postalCode": "61325"
    },
    "confidence": "Low",
    "entityType": "Address",
    "geocodePoints": [{
    "type": "Point",
    "coordinates": [41.2372850340124,
    -88.83159],
    "calculationMethod": "InterpolationOffset",
    "usageTypes": ["Display"]
    },
    {
    "type": "Point",
    "coordinates": [41.2373300000433,
    -88.83159],
    "calculationMethod": "Interpolation",
    "usageTypes": ["Route"]
    }],
    "matchCodes": ["Ambiguous"]


    Friday, May 19, 2017 3:51 PM

Answers

  • The team has made some improvements around this and it now returns a result for 105 main st in a different city (Eutaw) in AL which seems reasonable as it isn't that far away and would be easy for someone to have the wrong city. 

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    Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:30 PM

All replies

  • According to the USPS "105 West Main St, Livingston, 35470 , AL" is not a valid address. That said, the geocoder should have gone up the hierarchy and matched the road, or city. I'll pass this on to the geocoding team for investigation.

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    Friday, May 19, 2017 4:46 PM
  • Any update on the matter ?
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:21 PM
  • This is still being investigated and likely won't be resolved in a short period of time as this is likely and algorithm issue. So far we have found this only occurs when geocoding without a map which has user context which helps influence the results.

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    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:21 PM
  • The team has made some improvements around this and it now returns a result for 105 main st in a different city (Eutaw) in AL which seems reasonable as it isn't that far away and would be easy for someone to have the wrong city. 

    [Blog] [twitter] [LinkedIn]


    Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:30 PM