Geocoding

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jwright8
Geocoding

Has something changed about the geocoding or reverse geocoding (specifically from Dec 1st to Dec 2nd)?  Ever since the morning of December 2, whenever I try to use both lat/long and regular street addresses, it changes the locations of my markers on the map.  If I remove all of the street addresses manually from my request string and just leave the items with lat/long, it maps fine.  However, when I leave the regular street addresses in and remove all the latitude and longitude entries, it works fine as well.  Has something changed where you have to use one or the other?

When I say "regular street addresses" I mean strings formatted like:

||123 Spring Street, MyCity, ST 12345|marker-md-42EBF4-42EBF4-B

On the map my program generated on December 1st, it worked fine being mixed, but starting December 2, it doesn't.

 

 


MQBrianCoakley
Is this in reference to the
Is this in reference to the api or is this on MapQuest.com?

jwright8
Specifically the static map

Specifically the static map v5 beta API.  I'm using a constructed http link to POST and retrieve the generated .png.


jwright8
Also it might be worth noting

Also it might be worth noting it's also reflected on my transaction report from Dec 1st-2nd as well (see below).  The interesting part about it is that I haven't changed the format of the string that I'm requesting with since October 20th.

 

Date

 
Maps
Geocoding
Reverse Geocoding

Nov 8, 2016
1
12
25

Nov 9, 2016
1
11
28

Nov 10, 2016
1
14
26

Nov 11, 2016
1
16
27

Nov 14, 2016
1
16
40

Nov 15, 2016
1
16
36

Nov 16, 2016
2
32
60

Nov 17, 2016
1
16
25

Nov 18, 2016
2
17
140

Nov 21, 2016
1
13
144

Nov 22, 2016
1
11
34

Nov 23, 2016
1
9
31

Nov 25, 2016
1
9
39

Nov 28, 2016
1
9
42

Nov 29, 2016
1
9
37

Nov 30, 2016
1
15
32

Dec 1, 2016
1
14
30

Dec 2, 2016
1
12
0

Dec 5, 2016
1
11
0

Dec 6, 2016
1
11
0

Dec 7, 2016
1
12
0

Dec 8, 2016
15
61
0

Total
38
346
796


MQBrianCoakley
Can you post a sample of a
Can you post a sample of a failing request?

jwright8
Maps incorrectly (lat/long

Maps incorrectly (lat/long and addresses mix):

https://beta.mapquestapi.com/staticmap/v5/getmap?locations=33.37868,-82....|marker-red-1||34.29533,-79.8856|marker-black-2||34.92692,-82.24474|marker-red-3||Montgomery,AL|marker-md-42EBF4-42EBF4-M||Conway, SC|marker-md-42EBF4-42EBF4-R&size=1920,1080@2x&type=map&imagetype=png&scalebar=true&traffic=false&declutter=true&key=KEYHERE

Maps correctly (lat/long):

https://beta.mapquestapi.com/staticmap/v5/getmap?locations=33.37868,-82....|marker-red-1||34.29533,-79.8856|marker-black-2||34.92692,-82.24474|marker-red-3&size=1920,1080@2x&type=map&imagetype=png&scalebar=true&traffic=false&declutter=true&key=KEYHERE

Maps correctly (addresses):

https://beta.mapquestapi.com/staticmap/v5/getmap?locations=Montgomery,AL|marker-md-42EBF4-42EBF4-M||Conway, SC|marker-md-42EBF4-42EBF4-R&size=1920,1080@2x&type=map&imagetype=png&scalebar=true&traffic=false&declutter=true&key=KEYHERE

 

I'm diluting the strings down quite a bit for the sake of example (each map has around 60 poi's).  If you'd like the full strings, please e-mail me on my registered account and I'd be happy to send.  I save all the strings I make, so I can send you Dec 1st through today and show you what a working example on Dec 1st vs the rest of them since look like.

The problem is with the mix it seems like it switches some of the poi's up... I think.  Sometimes the map will be just plain wrong, though, and "Conway, SC" will actually be somewhere near Columbus, GA or something. 


jwright8
Actually funny enough, even

Actually funny enough, even if you paste that same tiny version of the string above (the first example), it will actually switch the POIs with marker 2 and marker M.  That's really weird to see but I'm glad I picked that since it shows what I mean perfectly.


MQBrianCoakley
Awesome. I recreated the
Awesome. I recreated the issue, I think, and forwarded this on to the development team to take a look.

MQBrianCoakley
Does it look better now?
Does it look better now?

jwright8
That fixed it, thank you!

That fixed it, thank you!


MQBrianCoakley
Cool. Thanks for confirming.
Cool. Thanks for confirming.