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How to Geocode Multiple Addresses RRS feed

  • Question

  • I All,

    Super new to the Bing Maps API and Geocoding services. I can see that I can fire of a query to receive the lat and long of a single location but what if I have 50 locations to map? Surely you don't have to fire of a request for each one?

    Thanks, -mike

    • Moved by Ricky_Brundritt Friday, March 9, 2012 3:14 PM (From:Bing Maps: Map Control and Web services Development)
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 3:22 AM

Answers

  • Surely you don't have to fire of a request for each one?

    You're right - you don't :)

    If you want to geocode a whole set of addresses then you should use the Spatial Data Services Batch Geoode Dataflow: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff701733.aspx

    You upload a CSV/XML file, it'll be processed as a batch job, and then you download the gecocoded response. You can upload up to 200,000 addresses / 100Mb in one go, and perform up to 50 batch requests every 24 hours.


    Beginning Spatial with SQL Server http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430218290
    • Marked as answer by TuckermanRav1 Wednesday, February 2, 2011 5:27 PM
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 8:04 AM
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  • Surely you don't have to fire of a request for each one?

    You're right - you don't :)

    If you want to geocode a whole set of addresses then you should use the Spatial Data Services Batch Geoode Dataflow: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff701733.aspx

    You upload a CSV/XML file, it'll be processed as a batch job, and then you download the gecocoded response. You can upload up to 200,000 addresses / 100Mb in one go, and perform up to 50 batch requests every 24 hours.


    Beginning Spatial with SQL Server http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430218290
    • Marked as answer by TuckermanRav1 Wednesday, February 2, 2011 5:27 PM
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 8:04 AM
    Moderator
  • You sir are the man. Thank you!
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 5:27 PM