Unable to disable reverse geocoding

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wytheus
Unable to disable reverse geocoding

After trialing for a week, I've noticed that each request to generate a static map results in 4 transactions: 1 Map, 2 Traffic, and 1 Reverse Geocoding.  Per topics in this forum, I tried disabling reverse geocoding, but it appears to still take place.  Here is a sample URL I am using:
 

http://www.mapquestapi.com/staticmap/v4/getplacemap?key=[HIDDEN]&location=36.79234,-80.838424&size=360,360&zoom=11&imagetype=png&type=map&scalebar=true&traffic=flow&showicon=red_2&doReverseGeocode=false

Should this URL result in reverse geocoding? Thanks in advance.

Dan


MQBrianCoakley
A static map should not
A static map should not produce a reverse geocode. The directions api will produce a reverse geocode if a lat/lng is provided and the doReverseGeocode parameter is not set to false.

wytheus
Thanks, but there is clearly

Thanks, but there is clearly 4 calls occuring for each map I request. I'm using URLs identical to above, but with with different coordinates is all.

 

Date
Maps
Traffic
Reverse Geocoding

Sep 18, 2016
18
36
18

Sep 19, 2016
33
66
33

Sep 20, 2016
2
4
2

Sep 21, 2016
15
30
15

 


wytheus
Well, apparently your table

Well, apparently your table functionality is broken in the forums. The table in my last post looked good until it was actually posted.


MQBrianCoakley
Thanks for the additional
Thanks for the additional information. I'm checking with the team to see what should be expected. I will let you know when I have more information.

MQBrianCoakley
This issue will be addressed
This issue will be addressed in a future release. If you use getmap instead of getplacemap and use center instead of location, you should be able to get rid of the reverse geocode.

wytheus
Great! Thanks! I also had to

Great! Thanks! I also had to specify the location as a poi to get the icon to display:

http://www.mapquestapi.com/staticmap/v4/getmap?key=MYKEY&center=36.79234...


wytheus
Now that the transactions

Now that the transactions updated, I see that did indeed disable the reverse geocoding.  I'm now getting 1 map and 2 traffic transactions per map request for a total of 3, instead of the 4 I was getting before. Is that now the minimum number of transactions possible with the type of map I'm creating? (one which shows road traffic)


MQBrianCoakley
The traffic portion can't be
The traffic portion can't be avoided for the moment. But this will be fixed in a future release. Static map v5 is in the planning stages now and should show up some time early(ish) next year.

JamesHomaAce
Can reverse geocoding be disabled in a free plan?

MQBrianCoakley: I am sending a call in Postman using lat/lng's with doReverseGeocode=false. The reverse geocoding is done and sent back in the response. Can reverse geocoding be disabled in a free plan? thx


MQBrianCoakley
Yes, you can see an example
Yes, you can see an example here.