none
V7 Datasources RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm taking over an application that uses Bing map v7. Everything is working great except a few address were incorrectly geocoded. (Our street types requirements didn't agree with what the map uses - 5501 Josh Birminham PY geocodes to someone's drive way, but 5501 Josh Birminham PKWY geocodes the Charlotte's airport).

    Is there anyway I can correct the Bing map datasource? I've fixed the SSIS that posts to the datasource but the bad geocode remains. I see where I can delete the datasource via the Account login screen, but nothing about truncating or anything else like that.

    Any information or advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Brian

    Monday, July 9, 2012 3:54 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    You can delete your current badly geocoded datasource using the Data source management API: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg585132

    You'll also be able to do using the bing maps portal if you're an enterprise customer.


    MVP - Bing Maps - My blog (FR): http://blogs.developpeur.org/nicoboo/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/nicolasboonaert/

    • Marked as answer by Brian52 Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:40 PM
    Monday, July 9, 2012 9:00 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi Brian,

    Are you able to determine how the application is geocoding. Is it using the Bing Maps REST  services or the Search module. I ask as I'm not able to reproduct the issue you are seeing. If your company has a Bing Maps contract you can contact the Bing Maps Enterprise support team who can investigate this issue for you and escalate to the geocoding team if needed.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, July 9, 2012 7:19 PM
  • Hi Richard,

    Thanks for
    the response. Yes it is using the REST services. I've fixed the geocoding error - it was on our end not on Bings. But the error remains within our Bing map datasource. Is there any way to edit a record that I've uploaded to Bing? Or can I truncate the datasource and reload everything?

    I have a SSIS process that loads data into our Bing datasource nightly, which uploaded the good geocode but the bad geocode is still being returned on searches.

    Thank you
    again.




    • Edited by Brian52 Monday, July 9, 2012 8:23 PM
    Monday, July 9, 2012 8:22 PM
  • Hello,

    You can delete your current badly geocoded datasource using the Data source management API: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg585132

    You'll also be able to do using the bing maps portal if you're an enterprise customer.


    MVP - Bing Maps - My blog (FR): http://blogs.developpeur.org/nicoboo/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/nicolasboonaert/

    • Marked as answer by Brian52 Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:40 PM
    Monday, July 9, 2012 9:00 PM
    Moderator