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dcsohl



Joined: 17/03/2009 15:56:13
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I am finding that some searches by address return blank placenames. For example, consider this query:

http://ws.geonames.org/findNearestAddress?formatted=true&lat=42.586&lng=-71.745

Why is the placename blank? You know the postalcode and can look up the placename associated with it. You also know nearby placenames. So there are two ways to determine a placename, given a second query. Can we avoid a second query?

NB: This is a rarity. Most addresses, I find, do have a placename. So secondary queries aren't generally necessary, only occasionally...
marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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Hi

The postal code is not always uniquely identifying a place name. For those like 01462 where it is unique we could enhance the missing place name from the postal code data. I will add it to the to-do-list.

Best

Marc

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