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Bing Maps Locations API (Bing Maps REST Service) results not matching the Bing Maps (bing.com/maps) results RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am trying to use the Bing Maps REST Services to lookup for an address and get back the suggestions.

    I am using the 'Find Location by Query' of the Locations API for the above purpose.

    However, I am finding that the above API results are not matching the results provided by the Bing Maps (bing.com/maps) site. If I misspell a city name, the above API does not provide a corrected city name in the result set. However, Bing Maps site performs the autocorrection and returns back a valid result.

    Can anyone please let me know how to achieve the same results as the Bing Maps site using the Bing Maps Locations API REST Services?

    Thanks in advance.

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:04 AM

Answers

  • The Bing Maps consumer site makes use of several additional services besides the service you mention. That's the reason why you are seeing different. Usually, though, the Bing Maps consumer site tends to return less accurate results than the location API.

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    Friday, October 10, 2014 11:39 AM