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Address Point returned from API is different from maps.yahoo.com

Hello,

I'm new to using the Placefinder API, but it seems that the coordinate result I am getting for a specific address is different than what is produced by maps.yahoo.com

http://where.yahooapis.com/v1/places.q%28%...SA%27%29?appid=[MY API ID]

For example the address at
10613 Quail Ridge Ct. Naperville IL USA
returns a
<latitude>41.770531</latitude>
<longitude>-88.153023</longitude>

and the Maps.yahoo.com query returns a url of
http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=41.68...ille%20il%20usa

Also, the API incorrectly returns the address as being located in DuPage County when the correct county is Will County. Am I missing a parameter somewhere?

Thanks for your help.

Lee

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  • QUOTE (Lee Evans @ Mar 25 2011, 09:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hello,

    I'm new to using the Placefinder API, but it seems that the coordinate result I am getting for a specific address is different than what is produced by maps.yahoo.com

    http://where.yahooapis.com/v1/places.q%28%...SA%27%29?appid=[MY API ID]

    For example the address at
    10613 Quail Ridge Ct. Naperville IL USA
    returns a
    <latitude>41.770531</latitude>
    <longitude>-88.153023</longitude>

    and the Maps.yahoo.com query returns a url of
    http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=41.68...ille%20il%20usa

    Also, the API incorrectly returns the address as being located in DuPage County when the correct county is Will County. Am I missing a parameter somewhere?

    Thanks for your help.

    Lee


    You are using the GeoPlanet Web Service, not the PlaceFinder Web Service. GeoPlanet is not a geocoder and does not handle street addresses. It extracts a place name from the input query and returns information (including representative coordinates) for that place. In your example, It recognizes Naperville, IL, which is mostly located in DuPage County.

    If you wish to geocode a street address using PlaceFinder, the correct URL would be:

    http://where.yahooapis.com/geocode?q=10613...+USA&appid=[MyAppid]

    Eddie Babcock
    Yahoo! Geo Technologies
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