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keylevel



Joined: 21/08/2007 12:03:36
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postalCodeSearch results include totalResultsCount, but those from findNearbyPostalCode don't.

Would it be possible to include this? It would be nice if all results included it.

Thanks!

Chris
marc



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

The totalResultsCount is included in the search result because it is easy to implement and it has some meaning.
What would be the meaning of a total results count for a find nearby service? The total results count would always be the total number of records in the database. Wouldn't it?

Cheers

Marc

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keylevel



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What would be the meaning of a total results count for a find nearby service? The total results count would always be the total number of records in the database. Wouldn't it? 
I would have thought it would just be the count of the number of matches. For example,

http://ws.geonames.org/findNearbyPostalCodes?postalcode=DH1&radius=2&maxRows=100&featureClass=P&style=FULL&country=GB

Returns 5 <code> records, but

http://ws.geonames.org/findNearbyPostalCodes?postalcode=DH1&radius=20&maxRows=100&featureClass=P&style=FULL&country=GB

returns 100. I suspect there are more, but my maxRows=100 is limiting the number of replies. However, as I don't have a totalResultsCount (of those nearby postal codes within the radius), I can't detect that this is the case.

Chris
marc



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I prefer not to have to add this feature to the result. It would make the service considerably more complex with only little gain.

Marc

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