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Geocoding Problem RRS feed

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  • I'm uploading data into the Spatial Data souces for a V7 map. I've attached my upload and my download geocode. The difference between the two is the address street types. I upload 5501 Josh Birmingham PKWY and I recieve 5501 Josh Birmingham PY.

    This is the airport in Charlotte, the geocode returned gives me a residential address about 2 miles north east of the airport.

    Here's what I upload:

    -<GeocodeEntity Id="81">-<GeocodeRequest Culture="en-US"><Address AdminDistrict="NC" PostalCode="28208" Locality="CHARLOTTE" AddressLine="5501 JOSH BIRMINGHAM PKWY"/></GeocodeRequest></GeocodeEntity>

    Here's what I get back:

    -<GeocodeEntity xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/search/local/2010/5/geocode" Id="81">-<GeocodeRequest Culture="en-US"><Address PostalCode="28208" Locality="CHARLOTTE" AdminDistrict="NC" AddressLine="5501 JOSH BIRMINGHAM PY"/></GeocodeRequest>-<GeocodeResponse StatusCode="Success" Confidence="Medium" EntityType="Postcode1" DisplayName="28208, NC"><Address PostalCode="28208" Locality="Charlotte" AdminDistrict="NC" FormattedAddress="28208, NC" CountryRegion="United States"/><RooftopLocation Longitude="-80.908439636230469" Latitude="35.235805511474609"/></GeocodeResponse><DataQuality feedAlias="geofeed1"/></GeocodeEntity>

    The orginal developer was using PY for Parkway, I changed it to PKWY after seeing the problem and seeing PKWY finding the correct location on the main Bing map site. I deleted the datasource and created a new one. At this point I'm not sure if there's a problem geocoding or of the previous street type of PY somehow messing things up.

    Thank you for any help,

    Brian

    Friday, July 13, 2012 1:04 PM

Answers

  • That does look odd as the Bing Maps REST services geocodes this location correctly. I believe this issue is limited to the batch geocoding service which is built on top of the older Bing Maps SOAP services. If you have an enterprise account you can easily correct this in the Bing Maps portal through the datasource management tool that uses the REST services for geocoding.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Friday, July 13, 2012 1:30 PM

All replies

  • That does look odd as the Bing Maps REST services geocodes this location correctly. I believe this issue is limited to the batch geocoding service which is built on top of the older Bing Maps SOAP services. If you have an enterprise account you can easily correct this in the Bing Maps portal through the datasource management tool that uses the REST services for geocoding.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Friday, July 13, 2012 1:30 PM
  • Thanks for the reponse. I was able to change the datasource through the portal. My concern is that this geocode can be added/removed nightly.

    It sounds like I can do much about this wrong geocoding?

    Friday, July 13, 2012 5:01 PM
  • You can store this in your local copy and this will prevent the batch system from overwritting it's value.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, July 16, 2012 11:28 AM