Joined: 07/09/2011 12:06:51
We have been using the GeoNames API for nearly a year now and everything worked like a charm until a month or two ago when search results for postal code lookups in Austria suddenly started to change. Many cities disappeared from the search results and now only their sub-localities are returned.
The deprecated API still returns the correct results. An example of the difference in search results can be seen here.
http://ws.geonames.org/postalCodeSearch?postalcode=3500&country=at (13 results)
http://api.geonames.org/postalCodeSearch?postalcode=3500&country=at&username=demo (8 results)
The first result of the deprecated API is the most relevant result, the city itself. This is missing in the new API.
Does somebody know what happened here? Is it somehow possible to get the same data from the new API?