The API is not able to find the following addresses:
- 141 E 4th St., St. Paul, MN 55101, United States
- 141 E 4th St, Saint Paul, MN 55101, United States
Sometimes, if I'm typing it into Mapquest.com and not running it through my application code, it is able to find this address:
- 141 E 4th St, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Any reason why this or any other address would be so difficult for Mapquest to locate?
In the past, I'd run into issues with the address lookup and the response was that I needed to include "United States". In this case, it seems like including the country is detrimental. In my application code, the API seems to be responding with its first "best guess", which can be hundreds of miles off. I can't see anything in the response to indicate that it has a low level of confidence, etc., other than, say, that the zip code is different.
Is there anything we can do with results like this? We do have a paid subscription to this service. We are using the results to calculate mileages and fuel costs. The inconsistency and unpredictability here makes this API very difficult to work with. According to our clients, this seems to have happened a couple of times in the last week or so.