Pointing out an issue regarding geolocation results

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gueyenono
Pointing out an issue regarding geolocation results

Hi,

There are two main issues that I would like to discuss. First, the API returns the same longitude and latitude coordinates for two different addresses. The addresses are:

- 120 Riverchase Parkway East, Birmingham, AL, 35244

- 513 Cahaba Park Crl, Birmingham, AL, 35242

And the returned coordinates are:

Latitude: 39.78373 and longitude: -100.4459

The second issue is that these coordinates are for neither one of the addresses. I also have examples of coordinates that are "a bit off" of the exact address location. An example of this is the following address:

- 8101 Peters Road, Plantation, FL, 33324

The returned coordinates are:

Latitude: 26.10557 and longitude -80.25002

which point to the intersection between S University Dr and Peters Rd in Plantation, FL. The address is that of a LaQuinta hotel, which is maybe 200 ft of that intersection.

Any idea why this is happening?


MQBrianCoakley
Are you using www.mapquestapi
Are you using www.mapquestapi.com?

gueyenono
Yes, I am. I followed the

Yes, I am. I followed the instructions here: https://developer.mapquest.com/documentation/open/geocoding-api/address/get/

 

 


MQBrianCoakley
Can you post the request that

Can you post the request that is getting the unexpected results? I'm not able to recreate the issue. Here is my request.

 

http://www.mapquestapi.com/geocoding/v1/address?key=KEY&location=513%20Cahaba%20Park%20Crl%2C%20Birmingham%2C%20AL%2C%2035242

 

edit: Nope, that link is the open geocoder (open.mapquestapi.com, not www.mapquestapi.com) which is not nearly as accurate. Try the documentation here.


gueyenono
Thank you very much for your

Thank you very much for your help. It works perfectly now.


MQBrianCoakley
That's great to hear. Thanks
That's great to hear. Thanks for confirming.